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Fake AMD Ryzen 9 3950x

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I bought an AMD Ryzen 9 3950x from Amazon.ca but received an AMD Phenom II in the box.

I still can’t figure out how did this happen. Any thoughts on how someone managed to swap the cpu without breaking the seal?

the seal looked good before I cut it and then I realized the old cpu.

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People screw up sometimes. Just request a return or contact customer service over the issue.

Amazon has good CS and return policies.


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Do notice not everything that lists on Amazon is sold by Amazon itself. Also possible they just sent the wrong order.


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Sometimes people return boxes but swap the item within them to scam amazon. Amazon isn't always thorough in checking that the box actually contains the right product before sending it out to a new costumer - the guy who checked your box probably saw there was a cpu in there and didn't stop to see if it was the right one.


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Probably a return fraud case.

Someone bought a 3950X, took it out of the box and put their old CPU in that box and then returned the 3950X box which actually now has their old Phenom in the box.

Then the seller did not check what was in the packaging and just sold this returned CPU to you.

 

Contact the seller to get a replacement.


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Worth noting there is a tremendous difference between “amazon” and “fulfilled by amazon”.  Amazon is amazon, but “fulfilled by amazon” is like eBay.  Except you have to read the fine print to even know it happened.


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Ummm the seal in the video is obviously broken.  

 

I'm assuming you're trolling here.  


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41 minutes ago, nick name said:

Ummm the seal in the video is obviously broken.  

 

I'm assuming you're trolling here.  

Right. Saw that too. 

Looks like he's trying to get a free 3950x from my seat.


 

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2 minutes ago, ShrimpBrime said:

Right. Saw that too. 

Looks like he's trying to get a free 3950x from my seat.

I am not trolling, I opened it and then saw the old cpu in the box.

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3 minutes ago, ShrimpBrime said:

Right. Saw that too. 

Looks like he's trying to get a free 3950x from my seat.

am not trolling, I opened it and then saw the old cpu in the box.

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You asked 2 times about the cpu magically getting into the box while the box was sealed.

 

Then posted a video with the seal broken. The seal is located on the outside of the box and is tamper proofed, you have a cut at the seam of the box through the seal.

 

Perhaps there's a misunderstanding of what a sealed box, or you put the Phenom II chip in there. 

 

 


 

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16 minutes ago, ShrimpBrime said:

Perhaps there's a misunderstanding of what a sealed box

 

how would he know what is inside a sealed box from the outside?

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1 minute ago, merco said:

 

 

how would he know what is inside a sealed box from the outside?

because the Cpu packaging is clear and you can visually see the cpu make and model clearly without opening the box.

 

Watch the video..... 

 

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Just wondering how did they swap the cpu without braking the seal?

Asks this question directly after this statement.

 

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Probably a return fraud case.

Someone bought a 3950X, took it out of the box and put their old CPU in that box and then returned the 3950X box which actually now has their old Phenom in the box.

Then the seller did not check what was in the packaging and just sold this returned CPU to you.

 

Contact the seller to get a replacement.

 

 

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Oh, and in the video, he openly states the return was accepted.

 

Which means he either gets his moneys back OR gets another 3950x. Buy 1 get 1 free.

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Also, if there was a mistake at the manufacturer, whom puts the seal on the box, not Amazon or other..... There would be an FX processor as they still produced those through last year. (Not sure if still in production 2020). So with a Phenom II in the "sealed box", it looks super suspicious.


 

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