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About aisle9

  • Title
    I once overclocked a toaster. Then I got a new house.


  • CPU
    Ryzen 7 1700
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
    16GB Corsair DDR4-3466 RGB
  • GPU
    ASUS Dual GTX 1060 3GB
  • Case
    NZXT S340 Elite
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 Pro 512GB, SanDisk Ultra II 960GB, 4TB Seagate Barracuda
  • PSU
    Corsair RM650i
  • Display(s)
    LG 29UM58
  • Cooling
    Cryorig H5 Ultimate
  • Keyboard
    Rosewill Apollo (Cherry MX Brown)
  • Mouse
    Logitech G602
  • Sound
    Yes, it makes sound.
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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  1. Kinguin Official Thread - contact a site representative.

    Why would you not make those solutions available to anyone? eBay does not charge me for their Buyer Protection Guarantee. Amazon does not charge me extra to cover a purchase under their policy. Why do you feel that it's necessary to charge a buyer more for what amounts to basic buyer protections against fraud? You mention that sellers and keys are verified...how? What do you do to satisfy yourselves that a seller is not fraudulent and a key is not garbage? What about before reselling it? You say that "if the issue with the product is confirmed," you offer a refund or replacement. How does one confirm a junk key? What is required for you to accept a claim from a person, covered by buyer protection or not, that a key is fraudulent or already used?
  2. @aneil1998 if that's correct, your system might actually be worth saving depending on what you're doing with it. Rebuilding right now would involve DDR4 RAM, which is not cheap.
  3. It's highly likely that your mobo is toast. Strip it down to nothing but the CPU and one stick of RAM in the furthest slot from the socket, nothing else. If that doesn't work, try the other stick of RAM. If that doesn't work, repeat the process on the next slot, and work your way in. If you cycle through all the RAM and all the slots without a post, your mobo is most likely RIP
  4. Best. Budget gaming laptop

  5. Kinguin Official Thread - contact a site representative.

    eBay and Amazon have countless thousands of sellers, they refund buyers almost without question, and they can and do ban them for enough policy violations. Kinguin has, like, six, and they don't care. You're not supposed to be able to, and the hell if I'm going to tell you how they did it lol. I don't ever want to see that in my inbox again.
  6. Kinguin Official Thread - contact a site representative.

    I disagree. Strongly. Amazon and eBay refund you when you get screwed, period. I've been on both sides of this on eBay, both as the buyer with a complaint and the seller being complained about. Trust me when I say that eBay is swift, decisive and, if you're a seller, rather merciless. Ever had someone claim INAD on a motherboard listed as "For Parts or Not Working" because it doesn't work, and eBay takes your money back anyway? My day job is largely centered around making sure people don't get screwed. It infuriates me when I see a company (marketplace or not) offer Buyer Protection that really isn't anything beyond the same F-U you'd get if you hadn't paid for it, and when the refund offered by that service is completely tied into resale of the fraudulent merchandise you purchased in the first place. Do you know what would happen to me if a buyer on eBay claimed INAD on one of my items and I told them I'd gladly relist the item for them after I get it back, then refund them minus shipping and a restocking fee after the defective merchandise resells? I wouldn't just lose that case instantly, I'd probably be banned! On Kinguin, it seems that's SOP based upon their own comments.
  7. Kinguin Official Thread - contact a site representative.

    In the instance of the original sale, you're correct, it is completely on the seller. In the instance of a resale, where Kinguin is explicitly permitting the seller to resell the key (if they aren't doing it themselves), they are just as culpable as the seller who's working to offload the key if they fail to verify that they key is valid, but then allow it to be sold as such on their platform. If a bad key is sold on eBay, the buyer is refunded, the seller's account is debited to cover it, and that's the ballgame. The buyer's refund is not dependent upon a fraudulent key being resold.
  8. Kinguin Official Thread - contact a site representative.

    Didn't bother asking. Was just told that it would be put back up for resale, and I would be refunded minus Buyer Protection and "fees" after it had sold. Really though, does it matter who sells it? Kinguin is either reselling a bad key themselves or allowing someone else to do so. How are they verifying that these keys aren't bad when they're complained about? Are they calling Microsoft with the key and saying that their key isn't working, could they please check the status of the license? Do you know how many times I've done that with OEM keys stuck to the side of computers I was reselling before listing them as having a valid Windows license? Or do they just say, "Hey, seller, the buyer says this key doesn't work. Is that true?", and take the seller at their word because sellers on websites with zero meaningful buyer protections would never lie?
  9. Kinguin Official Thread - contact a site representative.

    When I buy a bad key on eBay, eBay has my back and will refund me in full. See the difference?
  10. Kinguin Official Thread - contact a site representative.

    No, you missed the part about how it works. They put the key back up for resale. They do not refund you until after another buyer purchases it, and they take Buyer Protection (and who knows what else) back out of that. They do not refund your money, period, because their standard for doing so is something that they know the vast majority of buyers won't be able to get their hands on. They are either willfully ignorant or straight up scamming in hopes that the next buyer doesn't complain. And even if they do, they don't refund Buyer Protection, so every time that bad key gets kicked on down the line, it's pure profit for them. Shit, they've even incentivized themselves to rip you and me off. If a third party on eBay repeatedly scams buyers, they get banned and money is yanked from their PayPal as fast as it goes in (assuming it hasn't all been moved out already). On Kinguin? Nope, we'll just ask the seller if the key is legit, and because the seller says yes and the buyer doesn't have a letter from Microsoft saying nope, they happily just kick that can on down the line, keep your money, and look forward to getting that Buyer Protection from the next sap.
  11. I was actually expecting Intel to beef up their stock cooler with Coffee Lake. Nothing spectacular, but at least a return of the copper slug (which I don't think I've seen since Haswell? Could be wrong) and a better fan.
  12. Kinguin Official Thread - contact a site representative.

    See, this is the part I really have a problem with. In the United States, we have laws banning deceptive practices. No matter what you do from here, you've just painted Buyer Protection as completely deceptive, and that exact feature is why I stopped using Kinguin. Your answer here is why I am, frankly, pissed as all hell and not going back. Based upon your site, Buyer Protection is the only way to get a new key if the key you purchase does not work because of a "licensing issue". In that case, you have to show written proof from Microsoft that your key does not work for that reason. That's problem one for me. I purchased a key off of Kinguin that flat out did not work. I spent half a damn hour on the phone with a Microsoft support agent and was told point blank that the reason the key wasn't working is that it was either already in use or counterfeit. They flat refused to send me an email, so when I went back to Kinguin, the answer was that they would gladly resell it for me minus commission and the cost of buyer protection (which is, apparently, not refundable even if you do get bufu'd by a seller), but could not offer a refund because I refused to provide proof or use the key. Bull. F*cking. Sh*t. So if you're keeping track at home, adding Buyer Protection not only raises Kinguin's price to over 200% of what you'd pay an equally shady seller on a competitor or eBay, but it's worthless to boot. Now here's where the deceptive part comes in. According to your own reply, @Kinguin Official, Buyer Protection allows for a full return. To that, I say bullsh*t, from experience. It also "grants your case a special higher priority." Wait, what the actual big floppy donkey d*ck? You mean that you guys would have told me to f*ck off every bit as effectively as you did after I paid $4-ish worth of extortion for "Buyer Protection" that doesn't really protect me, it just would have taken you longer to get to that point? So really, anyone who picks up Buyer Protection from you is just giving you money for the privilege of being told to go f*ck themselves faster than the schleps who chose not to go that route? If that's not deceptive advertising, I don't know what is. You guys are a pathetic joke. eBay doesn't hide behind "we're just a marketplace". They yank money back from sellers who do shady sh*t and/or front the refund themselves. You guys don't vet your sellers, you don't hold them to any accountability standards that I can discern based upon the sellers who push bad keys still being there, and you yourselves knowingly resell bad Windows keys on behalf of those who have been scammed. @Kinguin Official, I would love to see your response to that. Based upon your own replies and the way you handle Buyer Protection, you knowingly resell bad Windows keys on behalf of buyers who've been scammed, and you keep their Buyer Protection money and the fees from resale, knowing that whoever buys that key will also pay for Buyer Protection because you straight up lie about how it works. Of course you don't vet your sellers, because you don't care. If you did, you wouldn't double-dip on Buyer Protection money by reselling keys that you know, you know are fraudulent. I'm waiting. I think we're all waiting. You just dug your own grave, lied down in it and thought no one would notice and drop a casket on you. Congratulations on outing yourselves as the shadiest bunch of con men since CS:GO Lotto.
  13. It does indeed, decent paste too.
  14. Best. Budget gaming laptop

    I highly recommend moving up to 15.6" if at all possible for a Dell Inspiron 7567 laptop. Cheap, relatively speaking, good cooling, good components, good build quality. 13" "gaming" laptops don't typically show up at your price point.