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December 10, 2003 6:17:53 PM

Well I went to Best Buy. I asked about return policy. Guy said 14 days. I had two cards in my hands. I asked him what's the differance both 9800XT. He said same. I handed him one light box. I gave him the other box more weight. He said take the box the has more weight. I said maybe ATI packed wrong card in other box. Went to pay asked cashier about return policy. She said Christmas gift. You have two weeks after Christmas. I said Christmas gift to me. That's Best Buy I can play with this card for about 1 month. Than return for refund.

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December 10, 2003 7:00:18 PM

What's the point?

Some day I'll be rich and famous for inventing a device that allows you to stab people in the face over the internet.
a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2003 9:36:30 PM

Did you buy? If not then next time you go in force them to open the box. If they resist then mention the fact that alot of people have been getting the wrong card in retail boxes that have been returned and resold (illegal actually but it happens).

Check the cards for the parts you want right in front of them. Then decide.


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December 10, 2003 10:31:45 PM

I bought it. The wrapper looked new. On the lighter 9800XT.
December 10, 2003 10:32:37 PM

Maybe they put half life in. Or big fan for kooler.
December 10, 2003 10:33:23 PM

Not the right one in box I'll take it back.
December 10, 2003 10:37:46 PM

Not the right one?? What was in it instead?

Damn Rambus.
a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2003 10:42:48 PM

Now fill it with a brick and return it ONLY to the guy you talkd to, saying 'See THIS is why it felt heavier!' :evil: 

NO, no, you shouldn't do that, that would be wrong. Just enjoy your card. However you missed a great opportunity to mess with a Best Buy clerk's head (usually the least knowledgeable tech people out there IMO).

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'Cause it's heavier it must be denser, right? So that means the electrons don't have to travel as far like Gold, right?'

'If it's heavier does that mean it has a higher melting point?'

'So do you think it's heavier because they cramed more pixels on the board?'

'Does the lighter one mean it's for SFF cases and the Heavier one is for full ATX cases/mobos?'

(best used on a 128v256mb), 'Is it heavier becuase of more memory?'
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:evil: 

In any case enjoy the card, let us know how it goes.


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December 10, 2003 10:53:01 PM

That reminds me about Bricks. True story 20 years ago. A guy buys a $250 car radio from Sears. He returns it in the box they give him full refund. When someone in Sears finally opens the box nothing but bricks.
December 10, 2003 10:58:38 PM

sweet! lol

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December 11, 2003 4:05:37 PM

Opened the box every thing is there. Nice big fan. BUT!!!! made in China. I paided $500 US for this top line Vid card and they make it in China!!!!!!!!
a b U Graphics card
December 11, 2003 6:42:13 PM

HAha, mine says Made In Canada! :tongue:


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a b U Graphics card
December 11, 2003 9:40:58 PM

Wanna trade? :wink:

On second hought I think the R9800P would be too powerful (ie power consuming) for most of my friends' rigs, which is a concern if I want to give it away, like the last few.

I don't think we'll see any more cards made in Canada. Funny thing is, wasn't this (the R9800) series supposed to be the last of the BBA boards because ATI was leaving the Retail business to their OEM partners. I'm no longer worried like I was, the success of ASUS with the XT boards makes me comfortable letting BBA go. Who knows what MSI will bring to the equation !?!


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a b U Graphics card
December 11, 2003 11:09:02 PM

Yeah, the only other participant that would REALLY make me happy would be Gainward. They have a nice Liquid Cooling Solution for the FX series, and I'd love to see that on the Next Gen boards. Sapphire's solution was so Fugly!

If I'm building a whole new rig for a socket 939 mobo, new PSU, etc. Why not add liquid cooling and get a sweEet 'warrantied' setup. I don't have the time to do too much moding myself (at least not 'til summer).

A nice Liquid cooled R42X would offer alot of possibilities. And no I haven't forgottent about that traumatic Water cooling accident you posted here a long time ago. I want to avoid that or at least have a warranty to point to for it. :wink:

I do like their Colliseum looking HSF with all that copper, but I just hope their boxes are better than their current retail boxes. Yawn! Gimme Evil! :evil: 

The FX5900 box looks like the Cleric from the Holy Grail, the 5950 looks like he got his head gilded. :wink:


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December 11, 2003 11:20:24 PM

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I haven't forgottent about that traumatic Water cooling accident you posted here a long time ago.

Lol, yea...at the monthly lan parties I go to a couple of guy's have watercooled setups and I enjoy looking at them. The thing I dont like about watercooled PC's is that you gotta turn them off the second your finnished using them, their not trust worthy even if their nicely done(pump failure)

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December 12, 2003 1:20:43 AM

OOOOOH!!!! I have a better one.

For my graduation my parents bought me a digital camera. The box was perfectly sealed (authentication strip and all). I opened it, inside were 21 arranged tiles that matched the weight and tumble characteristics of the camera...so my dad and I called Circuit City. We told them that there was no camera, but 21 tiles...they didn't sound surprised at all (almost like they expected it).

So we went there 10 min before they closed (kinda needed the camera for the trip to Europe I was taking the next day [I didn't have any other cameras, no film based cameras, no camcorders, nothing]) and they showed us the weights and the tumble effects compared to a real one (extremely slight difference in tumble, but that's all)...and walked out the door thrirty minutes later with a real one and a free case. I guess there was a chain of thefts from the packaging dept. of Sony.

Damn Rambus.
December 12, 2003 1:56:21 AM

Wow that is a good one. But at least you have a case for your digital.
December 12, 2003 2:00:36 AM

Working at my cousin's Auto Parts store. A guy needs a rebuilt waterpump for a Chevy. I go to the shelve, bring the nice clean box to the counter. Open the box used water pump. Someone needed a free Chevy water pump.
December 12, 2003 2:04:59 AM

Holy shite.

When I worked at Best Buy (years ago) if someone came in claiming that the wrong product was in the box we would do nothing for them. They could call corporate for all we cared. We always assumed it to be fraud. Boy would those customers get mad.

We also caught a guy who was taking cheap monitors out of their boxes and filling the boxes with DVD players. This was when DVD players were fairly new and cost $400+. The entire staff baricaded the door and surrounded him. He made a lunge for one of us and ended up on the floor.

Best Buy...what a shitehole. Worst place to work...worst place to shop. I bought so much crap there though. They were so pissed off at me since I spent 3 times what I made there buying stuff.

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a b U Graphics card
December 12, 2003 4:41:03 AM

Yeah that's the only thing that worries me. I don't really need water-cooling, but I do like quiet (along with low power, low heat and my other foibles). Howveer I'm not a fan of worrying about my stuff. I like buying quality stuff and setting it up in such a way that involes little maintenance, and little worry (one reason why the original 3.8 rumours worried me [until I read it was mainly affecting 9800s]).

In any case, we'll see what's on offer. Maybe it won't even be a temptation, but if you get a competing rig, I may have to do it just to have SOME advantage for a change. :wink:


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