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Windows 7: Tiger Direct has awful service.

15 Jul 2010   #11
silverwolf73

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OMG! Did he report them to the FTC or BBB?
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15 Jul 2010   #12
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by silverwolf73 View Post
OMG! Did he report them to the FTC or BBB?
No, he sent it back and demanded his money back. I decided to throw him a bone and give him my old Asus A8R-MVP that I had.
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15 Jul 2010   #13
silverwolf73

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Good on ya!
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15 Jul 2010   #14
iseeuu

 
 

I made several purchases from TD, with rebates at very cheap prices. Then they started spamming my email. I unsubscribed, contacted, emailed, begged, threatened, anything I could think of to get off their list. Finnally I just had to give up that email account and create a new one. I realize I am just one consumer, like a drop in the ocean, but I chose to never buy there again no matter how good the bargain. It takes years to earn customer loyalty ... and seconds to trash it.
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15 Jul 2010   #15
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
I made several purchases from TD, with rebates at very cheap prices. Then they started spamming my email. I unsubscribed, contacted, emailed, begged, threatened, anything I could think of to get off their list. Finnally I just had to give up that email account and create a new one. I realize I am just one consumer, like a drop in the ocean, but I chose to never buy there again no matter how good the bargain. It takes years to earn customer loyalty ... and seconds to trash it.
I agree completely. I was an avid Seagate owner once and refused to buy any other brand. Their drives were always reliable and quiet. Then I had a 500GB 7200.8 start to make noises on me (weird chirping sound) and a 320GB 7200.10 starting having write errors.

I switched to Samsung which have been completely reliable, run completely silent and also are the coolest running drives I have ever owned. I now own 6 Samsung drives. I'll never get another Seagate. I already heard too many nightmare stories about their 7200.11 series.
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15 Jul 2010   #16
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
It takes years to earn customer loyalty ... and seconds to trash it.
That is very true for so many companies

In Aus, we don't have TD or the Egg, but the same deal applies. Some online e-tailers are great - others are to be avoided at all costs.

And just as one person has nothing but good experiences, there are always others who will have bad experiences.

I find that even if shonky store X has a component for a cheaper price, I still prefer to pay a little extra and go with a store I've had good experiences with.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post

I switched to Samsung which have been completely reliable, run completely silent and also are the coolest running drives I have ever owned. I now own 6 Samsung drives. I'll never get another Seagate. I already heard too many nightmare stories about their 7200.11 series.
I was reluctant to go back to Seagate after the 7200.11 fiasco, but touch wood, my 1TB Seagate 7200.12 has been flawless.

And yes, the temps of Samsung drives are awesome compared to Seagate and WD. So too is the noise. As it stands for mechanical HDD's, I'd go Samsung over others as my first choice.

I find that the Samsungs usually run between 1-5c above ambient (depending on activity) whereas the others are significantly higher.

This current machine - ambient 19.6c:

Tiger Direct has awful service.-example.jpg

And that WD is a Green model


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15 Jul 2010   #17
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
I made several purchases from TD, with rebates at very cheap prices. Then they started spamming my email. I unsubscribed, contacted, emailed, begged, threatened, anything I could think of to get off their list. Finnally I just had to give up that email account and create a new one. I realize I am just one consumer, like a drop in the ocean, but I chose to never buy there again no matter how good the bargain. It takes years to earn customer loyalty ... and seconds to trash it.
You are right that they send a lot of spam, but my email has been so slow as of late, I really don't mind. If I did, it would be simple enough to add them to my account's spam filter.
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15 Jul 2010   #18
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
I was reluctant to go back to Seagate after the 7200.11 fiasco, but touch wood, my 1TB Seagate 7200.12 has been flawless.

And yes, the temps of Samsung drives are awesome compared to Seagate and WD. So too is the noise. As it stands for mechanical HDD's, I'd go Samsung over others as my first choice.

I find that the Samsungs usually run between 1-5c above ambient (depending on activity) whereas the others are significantly higher.

This current machine - ambient 19.6c:

Attachment 85547

And that WD is a Green model
Yes, knock on wood with that Seagate.

Here's my pair of 1TB Samsung F1 drives. All four other Samsung drives are in USB external enclosures.

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16 Jul 2010   #19
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post
Yes, knock on wood with that Seagate.
Then again, it's knock on wood for any mechanical HDD these days - all models can let go at any given moment


Quote:
Here's my pair of 1TB Samsung F1 drives.
It does makes you wonder why the other brands run as hot as they do though
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16 Jul 2010   #20
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post

I find that even if shonky store X has a component for a cheaper price, I still prefer to pay a little extra and go with a store I've had good experiences with.
Words to live by my friend.. Words to live by.
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