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Gateway x800xt (cross your fingers)

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July 28, 2004 10:15:08 PM

Since I know I'm not the only one who ordered one, I thought maybe we should have a thread here for the people that ordered x800 xt from gateway when it was cheap. People could post the status, and when (more likely if) they ship. Also, we could keep track of who gets canceled. As of now, mine is pending, but I called on tues (07/27) and they said it would SHIP on friday. So come friday, either elation or wrath will be mine.

"It's too late now anyway. That song is stuck in my head and the only way to get rid of it is to blow it out. With a bullet!! - Carl
July 29, 2004 9:31:54 AM

How much is cheap?

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a b U Graphics card
July 29, 2004 1:21:58 PM

I ordered one too, back end of June for $398 Shipped. ($435-10% coupon code) And according to ATI, that part number is for the Retail Box BBA X800XT Platinum Edition. Mine was suposed to ship today, but according to the order status it says pending still. I will be calling Gateway later today if the status doesn't change.

It hasn't been on Gateways site for a couple weeks, I guess they have plenty of backordered ones to last until Christmas. But will they all get Cancelled? :frown:





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July 29, 2004 2:06:42 PM

Good luck to you. I cancelled my order. I didn't think they had a chance in H**L of shipping all the cards they preordered so I'm looking elsewhere. If you get yours... congrats, if not... welcome to a large and growing fraternity of frustrated X800XT PE buyers.

Da Worfster

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July 30, 2004 5:32:19 PM

Did it ship? Enquring minds wanna know...

Da Worfster

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July 30, 2004 5:48:21 PM

Nope, called yesterday, said it was shipping today. Called today, said it was on backorder. CANCELED ORDER. F**K gateway, I ain't waiting 2 weeks for my card.

"It's too late now anyway. That song is stuck in my head and the only way to get rid of it is to blow it out. With a bullet!! - Carl
July 30, 2004 5:59:21 PM

You know, it might be trick that they are playing on all those who got the XT PE for their cheap price. They dont want to sell that for a loss, so they are just pissing you guys so that you cancel that order.

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July 30, 2004 7:54:37 PM

Why don't you guys just get a [-peep-] X800Pro...?

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July 30, 2004 7:57:42 PM

Well, if they want to wreck their online reputation, fine by me. Went to Gameve.com and ordered an XFX 6800GT. This time I learned my lesson and checked resellerratings before ordering. Gateway, BTW is getting a 0 from me and an angry letter.

"It's too late now anyway. That song is stuck in my head and the only way to get rid of it is to blow it out. With a bullet!! - Carl
July 30, 2004 8:00:36 PM

gateway are already getting away from the market.

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a b U Graphics card
July 31, 2004 4:22:56 AM

Sorry, been too busy to post. Gateway actually CALLED ME on the day the card was supposed to ship. They greatly apologized for the delay, but show that the item will ship August 17th. She assured me they would be shipping it and it is marked priority shipment. :tongue:

Anyway, as expected they missed the shipping deadline, but I was surprised they called me about it. Is it because I have many purchases over the past 10 years, or is it because so many people are calling them and complaining, that they were told to start calling to save their name and rep? WHo knows. I am in no rush, and the prcie is right. Unless I see a $300 6800GT or a XTPe for under $400 in stock, I'll hang on to see if Gateway will come through or not.


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August 2, 2004 7:01:36 PM

I hope so too... just saying that I called 1 DAY before it was supposed to ship, and was ASSURED it would. Next day... it's on backorder indefinitely. Either the Cust Service reps are uninformed, or Gateway's inventory system is jacked, because if I call one day before its supposed to ship, and they say it will, it better be in the warehouse.

"It's too late now anyway. That song is stuck in my head and the only way to get rid of it is to blow it out. With a bullet!! - Carl
August 3, 2004 11:17:05 PM

Happy ending - I bought DOOM 3 and got my 6800GT today.

Dear Gateway - Suck my c**k.



"It's too late now anyway. That song is stuck in my head and the only way to get rid of it is to blow it out. With a bullet!! - Carl
August 4, 2004 2:24:08 PM

Glad somebody round here got sumpthin!!!! Sigh this is gettin annoying. What a revolting development. I'm still in limbo waiting for either Visiontek or HIS to get off the scnide and ship some of these things...

Sigh...

Da Worfster

If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.
August 4, 2004 11:08:10 PM

on the sorrier, side, my 6800gt + A64 3200+ with 2 X 512 Corsair PC4000pro on the K8N Neo Platinum is only throwing up 56,000 aquamarks - seems like it should be faster.

"It's too late now anyway. That song is stuck in my head and the only way to get rid of it is to blow it out. With a bullet!! - Carl
a b U Graphics card
August 12, 2004 9:30:54 PM

Well, I called Gateway, they claim the XTpe is a discontinued item (yeah right) and they will be cancelling my order. Hmm, last time they called me and said it was delayed, but would be shipping. Gateway Sucks!



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August 12, 2004 9:37:27 PM

fuc* that. superpcmart got the new XTs...anyway its already confirmed that ATI is still producing the cards.

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August 13, 2004 4:38:04 AM

Shoulda jumped on those SuperPcMart cards when you had a chance man. I knew Gateway was full of [-peep-]. That's why I cancelled. Sorry you had to go through that. I know you'll find a XT PE out there somewhere.

Da Worfster

If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.
August 13, 2004 10:26:20 PM

That's an insanely good deal, kind of like the one I had at gateway. Although - I give Dell much more credit. My original laptop was a dell, when my parents buy for themselves I recommend Dell. So I'd think they will probably deliver, or at least make it up to the customer if they can't.

"It's too late now anyway. That song is stuck in my head and the only way to get rid of it is to blow it out. With a bullet!! - Carl
August 23, 2004 5:44:42 PM

Here you guys, Gateway finally paying for its BAD deeds...

they are being ripped off...were going bankrupt...and after closing all their own stores, are now <A HREF="http://www.newsfactor.com/story.xhtml?story_title=Gatew..." target="_new">selling</A> via some micro center. (+ others of course as before)

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a b U Graphics card
August 23, 2004 10:30:48 PM

Gateway has since sent me an email offering a $350 X800 Pro as a replacement to the $400 X800XTpe I ordered. :frown: Not a bad card, but not at all the DEAL I had ordered. No thankyou.


ABIT IS7, P4 2.6C, 1GB Corsair XMS 4000 Pro Series, Radeon 9800 Pro, Santa Cruz, TruePower 430watt
August 24, 2004 6:47:55 PM

They haven't even offered my that. They've offered me platitudes and worthless explanations. Here's the email I want - "We are sorry for being such greedy bastards. We knew there were supply problems with the x800xt - we hadn't been able to deliver them even to people who ordered before you. But, we love it when Gateway stock goes up from all those preorders. So we took your order (and space on your credit card). Then we instructed our customer service reps to tell you whatever they needed to so that you wouldn't cancel. You finally got wise a month later and cancelled your order. Now that you're not giving us any money, we request you cease communication and politely request you go f*ck yourself. Sincerely, Gateway customer service."

"It's too late now anyway. That song is stuck in my head and the only way to get rid of it is to blow it out. With a bullet!! - Carl
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a b U Graphics card
August 24, 2004 7:50:46 PM

lol
some deals are just to good to be true...

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August 24, 2004 8:06:08 PM

that kinda scam from some anonymous Ebay scam artist who we're all familiar with. You don't expect that from a company that was an industry leader in computer fabrication and sales. Dell stole Gateway's model for custom building PC's, not the other way round. I used to love the way Gateway did business, the Cows, the homespun attitude. They just let Dell get ahead of em and have never recovered.

Da Worfster

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August 24, 2004 8:16:32 PM

Gateway got outmarketed.
Dell and gateway offered the same prices on the same hardware. It was just dell marketed much better.

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