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Re: Icky - Progress

Post by Icky » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:40 am

Icky wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:50 am
exxos wrote:
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This was for something else I was trying to buy this week..

I think people just have some huge IC list and list everything regardless if they can actually get it or not. It's becoming a problem a problem to find anything these days :(
So looks like its a no go :(

I had to laugh at this statement - "The goods have been tested and tested but the quality is bad"

Do they have a Blitter quality performance tester at their disposal :D
So here is the next funny thing in the Blitter saga.

The seller said if I wanted a refund I had to cancel the order with the reason I no longer wanted the item.

Knowing that they didn’t really have these in stock I selected the cancelled order due to not in stock.

The seller refused to refund based on that reason. Of course I wanted my ££ back so had to relent and mark as no longer wanted.

I got the refund.

But to Exxos’ point these folk just list everything for an IC list regardless if they have it in stock or not. Issue I have is that instead of them accepting the fact and taking the item down they still carry on with that item.

So where do I source a Blitter from now. Was looking at best but it’s around $40 plus shipping. I could get a spares / repairs STE on evilBay for around £50 that potentially has a socketed Blitter and at the same time services me with a few other spare chips DMA etc.

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Re: Icky - Progress

Post by exxos » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:23 am

I think they probably just doing it to bump up their feedback scores or something..

I have no idea where to get litters from other than BEST now. I've been trying to find other chips, but the 1772 I have been quoted up to $50 a chip so far! Now this is getting very worrying!
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Re: Icky - Progress

Post by Forgottenmyname » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:15 pm

It's bad when you can buy a whole computer for spares cheaper than one chip! I wanted a spare 1772 myself but they are too expensive at the mo.

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Re: Icky - Progress

Post by exxos » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:52 pm

Forgottenmyname wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:15 pm
It's bad when you can buy a whole computer for spares cheaper than one chip! I wanted a spare 1772 myself but they are too expensive at the mo.
Yeah, chips are getting really expensive. I am trying to source as many as I can this week to buy like 100 of each before prices get any worse. Even so chip prices in my store are going to be jumping up in the near future, its just un-avoidable :(
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Re: Icky - Progress

Post by Icky » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:01 pm

exxos wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:52 pm
Forgottenmyname wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:15 pm
It's bad when you can buy a whole computer for spares cheaper than one chip! I wanted a spare 1772 myself but they are too expensive at the mo.
Yeah, chips are getting really expensive. I am trying to source as many as I can this week to buy like 100 of each before prices get any worse. Even so chip prices in my store are going to be jumping up in the near future, its just un-avoidable :(
All the more reason for your FPGA direction to replace each chip.

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Re: Icky - Progress

Post by PaulJ » Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:29 pm

Icky, blisters are pretty had to find.. it looks like a another machine or BEST. I don't have the patience to try places that most likely don't have the chips and then advertise them. Sometimes getting your money back can be a time consuming pain in the as#! I'm going to order a glitter from best to replace the one I took out of the mega.

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Re: Icky - Progress

Post by exxos » Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:35 pm

PaulJ wrote:
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blisters are pretty had to find..
You sure :P
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Re: Icky - Progress

Post by PaulJ » Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:52 pm

exxos wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:35 pm
PaulJ wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:29 pm
blisters are pretty had to find..
You sure :P
Do you have a secret stash? Just put them up and I'll get my replacement from you.. :yay: :yay: Your pulling my leg? :-o :-o :-o

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Re: Icky - Progress

Post by exxos » Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:55 pm

PaulJ wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:52 pm
Do you have a secret stash? Just put them up and I'll get my replacement from you.. :yay: :yay: Your pulling my leg? :-o :-o :-o
literally meant blisters :P
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Re: Icky - Progress

Post by troed » Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:58 pm

Maybe you get blisters from pulling someone's leg too hard?

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