[conspire] question about EIDE ATA hard drive to buy
rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Dec 20 16:51:16 PST 2006
Quoting Edmund J. Biow (biow at sbcglobal.net):
> The nice thing about RMAing a drive 2.5 years after it was made (which
> is when the warranty typically tolls, not when you purchase it) is
> that you often get back a much larger drive (I got 120s for the above
> referenced OEM 80s, though of course it wasn't worth the hassle).
No joke: I RMA'd a dead Micropolis 1.3 GB SCSI unit (you laugh _now_,
but it was big then), then RMA'd its replacement, which also failed.
On the second occasion, the Micropolis customer service rep. made me an
offer I couldn't refuse: For something like a $10 upgrade fee, I could
swap my dead 1.3 GB for a fully warranted, faster 1.7 GB replacement
The unstated but clearly implied subtext was "Hey, bub, that particular
1.3GB model was a lemon. If you have Clue One, take the upsell."
I -did- have Clue One that day, with change to spare -- and the newer
model was a very nice drive, lasting about a decade after that.
> Best Lie
I should start collecting these. Household perennials:
Whole Paycheck Market (Whole Foods Market)
Needless Markup (Niemann Marcus)
I would hope to eschew the obvious (Office Despot, Home Despot....) and
certain inevitable vulgarities. Please.
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