[GLLUG] Overclockers

Peter Cannon peter at cannon-linux.co.uk
Wed Apr 23 08:57:18 UTC 2014

On 14/04/14 21:40, Martin A. Brooks wrote:
> I've had a hateful time not managing to buy a custom gaming system from
> Overclockers UK.

This thread is hysterical. The multiple subjects being discussed is mind boggling and yet we have complaints about top posting! #facepalm

So far as I can see a minimum of three subjects being discussed with of course the usual personalised crap that goes on because of "He said, she said, should'a would'a would'a could'a"

[Customer Service]
All of these outlets are crap when something goes wrong. Everyone just loves to bitch about the poor service they supposedly had. In my experience most of these people are unreasonable shits who think they're some sort of royalty and fully believe in the pathetic dictum "The customer is always right." Here's a wake up call, the majority of them are not right. Most of them think they know what they are talking about when in fact they don't, they think because they spent X amount of pounds they deserve some sort of rose petal scattering service and that outlets should drop everything just to specifically deal with their problem.

Whether you agree with it, or like it or not, the fact remains when you Mr Joe Public open a box or cut open that nasty plastic that requires a thermal lance the goods contained within are no longer classed as NEW. I'm sure you would be pretty pissed off if I sent you a supposedly brand new power supply in a battered box sealed up with gaffer tape? The first words out of your gob would be "THIS IS SECOND HAND!" Even if I did send a nice crisp box with lovely sellotape and you found out that it was one little Timmy Smith sent back you'd be pretty angry. So please stop bemoaning suppliers who are are reticent at taking back open goods. What the fook do you think they are going to do with your cast off? You don't like losing money and neither do they.

Personally I've never had a problem with Overclockers. I have had to return goods to Ebuyer which supposedly has the worst customer care reputation in the country (UK) and yet they were brilliant, true it took about 9 days but what do you expect when you post it to them, they have to receive it then test it to make sure you're not a lying scumbag or a moron who thinks he knows it all yet actually doesn't. I had emails at every stage telling me what was happening. The only personal moan I'd make is they issued me with a credit note which I actually spent for the sake of spending rather than actually needing anything. Amazon too was excellent when my daughters Kindle broke. They in fact just sent a new one out and said to keep the broken one! Madness if you ask me.

The problem with socialism is eventually you run out of other peoples money to spend.

[Slave Labour]
I have to agree I too hate these zero hour contracts/trial days. Nobody should work for free unless it's some sort of volunteer charity work and even then I think they should get a cup of tea and a biscuit or something.

[Personal Insults]
There is nobody on this list better than me, at the end of the day I think you're all fooking idiots anyway, interestingly I suspect most have the same feeling about me? The point is there is nobody better than anyone else we all have to wipe our arse after a shit. Pooping is a great leveller. As the old saying goes "Don't get angry get even." if you know your right use that superior brain only you think you have and demonstrate you're right. The minute you descend into name calling you've lost the argument even if you are right. Simples.

Peter Cannon

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