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PlainName:

--- Quote ---Well at least they apologized but I'd imagine it would have been if they'd just cancel the order, a message explaining that they are out of stock and amend the listing than waste their time and money posting it.
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They wanted you to try it so that they could then say that, well, it works so how about taking that and they'll give you a fiver discount. They most likely knew they had no stock of the faster stuff and are hoping that buyers will go for the slower one rather than have nothing for a bit longer. That's if they notice - a certain percentage of punters won't spot the difference.

MrMobodies:
Apparently it was banned in 2017 (EU and UK) and again at the end of 2022 (UK). I started a thread on it in Dodgy technology. It seems to me that they had been using old EU regulation (cherry picking old EU) in the safety documents about the side effects and safety.


--- Quote ---They wanted you to try it so that they could then say that
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When it comes to things like this I don't usually "try" things anymore without careful consideration of what ingredients are inside.

I remembered when I was over 8 or so I had a lot of problems cleaning my glasses.
I didn't know at the time the plastic lens was the contributing factor.

Years after I started to buy cleaner from the opticians in this small metal can with this provided cloth. I think they mentioned something about alcohol OR ethanol? on the back. Well some sell the cloth separately but it worked as long I don't use the used bits of the cloth.

Now in 2000 or 2001, one day when one was empty I brought one it did absolutely nothing but smeared it making it worse.
I was shocked. Is this spray faulty?
I noticed something the can.
Pretty decorations of flowers and trendy colourful writing. (Increased my anger like that would compensate and make me feel better like the prettiness of the packaging itself is more important than putting in the correct ingredients to properly clean my glasses.)
And I see "alcohol free" something I don't remember seeing before.

I went from opticians to opticians and all they sold the same "non alcohol" stuff under many different brand names. I tried a few and they were useless and did the same thing. I remembered being told by one optician that it was government guidlines to help alcohol addicts off the smell of alcohol  :bullshit: the same style of bullshit was used when one optician refused to provide me with a replacement glass lens (when my previous one closed down) claiming that the government banned it and because "it is dangerous" and "glass is illegal", "where did you get them from?" when that wasn't the case. It was to do with some disclaimer form if they shattered and damaged my eyes to do with narrow lens but I have them now and never signed such a form.

I found it was easier cleaning them with washing up liquid and very carefully using a damp tissue to wipe the residue off and I even found that difficult.  Now with glass lenses the same ones i am using since 2009 they are so easy to clean. I use to loose my temper many a day trying to clean the plastic lenses it didn't seem to take lot to smear them.

This is why when I order something with specific intent I expect to be as advertised.

Whales:
This reminds me how glad I am to live in a world where ingredients MUST be listed somewhere.  It's not perfect (eg nonspecific "hydrocarbons" as an ingredient) but it's 1000x better than the alternative.

PlainName:

--- Quote from: MrMobodies on January 25, 2023, 01:03:47 am ---
--- Quote ---They wanted you to try it so that they could then say that
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When it comes to things like this I don't usually "try" things anymore without careful consideration of what ingredients are inside.

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I think things went adrift there. My comment wasn't about the not-IPA but the memory, in reply to:


--- Quote ---Some weeks ago I ordered 2x 8GB 1600mhz DDR3L PC3L-12800S as listed and pictured.

They turned up packaged well in an anti static bag as I'd expect but it was a it is DDR3 slower speed PCL-10600 (1333MHz) non low power variant.

The seller apologized and said that's all they had left in stock but could I test it to see if it works.
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Perhaps I should have used 'test' instead of try. Mea culpa.

MrMobodies:

--- Quote from: PlainName on January 25, 2023, 11:27:21 am ---
I think things went adrift there. My comment wasn't about the not-IPA but the memory, in reply to:

Perhaps I should have used 'test' instead of try. Mea culpa.
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Sorry about that I misread.

--- Quote from: PlainName on January 24, 2023, 06:46:32 pm ---They wanted you to try it so that they could then say that, well, it works so how about taking that and they'll give you a fiver discount. They most likely knew they had no stock of the faster stuff and are hoping that buyers will go for the slower one rather than have nothing for a bit longer. That's if they notice - a certain percentage of punters won't spot the difference.
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I take pictures form opening to testing and check everything when I can.

I think I heard someone referring to  people who do that  as "chancers". What a cheek asking me to test something that turned up not to the specifications I expected and as listed. I wouldn't mind testing it (like I use to with mechanical hard disk with the old MHDD in dos) but that is not worth my time and I imagine that the seller could also say, well it works and you have opened and used it so I don't have to accept a return on unless it is faulty.

The seller also sent it from a different address and non name than the one on their account  so I asked the seller that I received something from this address is this from you? I didn't tell them there was a problem until verifying.

Accepting money off certain things is very rare when they are like that unless I have a use for it and it happened to fit somewhere. If something is hard to find, I find it, order it and it had a fault but there is a part in there that may maker the other work then I might negotiate.

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