Someplace to stash my stuff
like am I really, really pissed.
Published on May 30, 2015 By starkers In Personal Computing

So, a month ago now I ordered a new motherboard, liquid CPU cooler and a Coolermaster Cosmos II case, and I'm still fechen waiting on the arrival of these items.

Why?????   EOFYS, that's fechen why.... End of Financial Year Stocktake.  Well that's a large part of it.  The other part is that the mobo I originally ordered had suddenly became unavailable - in part because of stocktaking, but also something to do with a model revision to include USB 3.1 - and I've since had to select another board because the ETA for my first choice isn't until the end of July, early August.... which is way too far away for me. 

Fech, fech, FECH !!!!!  I was hoping to have had my main rig rebuilt with the new mobo and cooler before this, and with the swapping of some parts, my second rig as well.... like both are in pieces and awaiting the new parts, etc.  I'm currently using my HP laptop-come-tablet, which is okay, I guess, but it has only been a few days and I miss the speed and power of my big rigs.

Okay, so why did I pull apart my main rigs so far ahead in time, I'm hearing some of you ask.  Because the original ETA was Monday/Tuesday of last week, and had the items arrived on time I'd have been better prepared for their installation..  OKAY !!!!!

Anyway, I blame the fechen government, wanting its chop of everything and designating June 30 as the end of the financial year.  Bastards!!!!  Could've waited until my order had been processed and shipped, but no, they just had to go inconvenience me, didn't they !!!  Well I can tell you's one thing,  I won't be voting for those pricks again, not after this.  Oh, wait!  I didn't vote for them last time. 

I mean, more stuff would likely be available if it weren't for this fechen 'enforced' stocktake to determine how big a slice of the pie government gets. Yeah, the guy I usually order PC stuff through told me that his suppliers have made many items unavailable during the government initiated EOFYS period. Bastards !!!!!

The new ETA is wednesday next week, and instead of an ASRock Z97 Extreme6 mobo, I'm now getting an ASUS Z97 Maximus VI Hero, which has 2 less SATA ports, but that won't matter too much as I have a PCIe card that provides an extra 8 slots, if/when required.  Moreover, the ASUS board only has a 10gbps M.2 connection, whereas the ASRock board has a 30gbps M.2 connection, so I've sacrificed some speed with the latter option.  

I also had to select another CPU cooler because my first choice also became temporarily unavailable, but being that my order is delayed anyhow I'm not bitching about that.  Originally I was getting a Corsair H110 for $175.00, but because that supplier has more or less shut up shop during stocktake, I'm now getting a CoolerMaster equivelant for $101.00.   Bonus !!!!   

Still, the inconnvenience is inexcusable and I blame Tony Abbott for everything.

So, in conclusion, I just have to say, anybody that thinks this is a travesty and wants to say "oh you poor boy", kudos to you and please lay it on thick.  On the other hand, anybody with the "suck it up pricess" kind of attitude need not apply and should refrain from expressing such views.  Anyone failing to meet this directive will be banned ...... like excommunicated and sent to Coventry.

 

Hehe....

 

 


Comments (Page 1)
on May 30, 2015

Oh you poor princess. 

on May 30, 2015

aunteachrist

Oh you poor princess. 

 

Actually....waiting can be a bugger....particularly as was the case with my....er....case ..as it's a finite production and I saw any 'delay' as 'congrats we just sold your case to someone else so you're S..L.

Half your trouble is not being in a 'real' city....or for that matter a 'real' state...

on May 30, 2015

Hmm...

OK enough with the abbreviation [didn't work anyway]....shit-out-of-luck ...

on May 31, 2015

aunteachrist

Oh you poor princess. 

Excommunicated.... sent to Coventry, in triplicate.  The poor bit was acceptable, but the princess bit was not.

Also, banned for gender reassignment.... last I looked I still had dangly bits.


Half your trouble is not being in a 'real' city....or for that matter a 'real' state..

Actually, the main suppliers for GoComp [with whom I do business] are based in Melbourne, with some in Sydney.... and these suppliers are the source of the delay, having seemingly shut up shop during EOFY stocktake.

As for the "real city" "real state" thing, the supplier for the ASUS board I opted for is actually based in Brisbane and has already shipped it to Gocomp.  It will likely arrive on Monday morning, with the ETA on the CPU cooler [coming from Melbourne] being Wednesday.

As for the "waiting can be a bugger", my frustration was exacerbated by the suppliers in Melbourne, who did not having the simple courtesy to inform my retailer of the delay and eventual unavailability of my first choice mobo.  Had they kept GoComp/myself better appraised of the situation, I could have selected another board much sooner and would likely have it installed already. 

So, while I blame tony Abbott for everything, the Melbourne suppliers are tarred with the same brush and are complete and utter arsewipes.

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on May 31, 2015

Yes...but you're 2000km away from that 'real' city...aka Melbourne....hence your issues with them...

on May 31, 2015

Perhaps if you lived near civilization instead of 'the land of no toilets' you might get better service

on May 31, 2015

Clearly a case (nyuk nyuk) of your chickens coming home to roost.

All your evil deeds as a Pyrate...coming back to you in yet another episode of "As the Great Mandala Turns".

 

on May 31, 2015

Starkers you have correctly titled your post once again.  I will give the suppliers there in OZ a call and let them know your backup choices are also delayed another 2-3 months just cuz u RANT so well.

Good Luck really hope it sorts soon for you.

on May 31, 2015


Yes...but you're 2000km away from that 'real' city...aka Melbourne....hence your issues with them.

No, that is NOT an excuse.  There's the phone, fax and email.  They could have notified us much sooner that the ASRock board was unavailable and wouldn't be until late July, early August.  Nah, it was piss poor, to put it mildly.

Fuzzy Logic

Perhaps if you lived near civilization instead of 'the land of no toilets' you might get better service

Land of no toilets my arse!   We got 2 here!  As for the suppliers in Melbourne, and being they obviously lack 'direction', I hope the next time they visit the toilet they end up missing and pissing on their shoes.

on May 31, 2015

DrJBHL

Clearly a case (nyuk nyuk) of your chickens coming home to roost.

All your evil deeds as a Pyrate...coming back to you in yet another episode of "As the Great Mandala Turns".

 

You leave my chickens out of it, y' hear?   We need the eggs and the last thing we want is you putting them off laying.  Besides, I thought it was pigeons.... coming home to roost.

As for all my 'evil' deeds, I gave confession down at the pub and I've been absolved... like forgiven.  Besides, I'm a good boy these days, having repented and put aside my wicked ways to become a model, almost saintly citizen with just a handful of harmless vices that never hurt anyone.

BigDogBigFeet

Starkers you have correctly titled your post once again.  I will give the suppliers there in OZ a call and let them know your backup choices are also delayed another 2-3 months just cuz u RANT so well.

Good Luck really hope it sorts soon for you.

Yeah, it's all good now.  I have an ETA of Thursday afternoon/Friday morning, so it's not so bad.   My dealer has the mobo and case in stock now, so once the CPU cooler arrives it'll all be packed and shipped to me via courier.... and being they're just a half hour down the road it'll arrive fairly quickly once dispatched.

on May 31, 2015

starkers

I have an ETA of Thursday afternoon/Friday morning, so it's not so bad.

Thai makes me feel much better. At your age waiting 2 or 3 months could be a risk.

on May 31, 2015

Um, well if all you have is a tablet, you could put a DOSBox on it and have a retro gaming week.

on May 31, 2015

starkers

Besides, I thought it was pigeons.... coming home to roost.

Nah. That's bee yer toes..."Pigeon toed". 

starkers

As for all my 'evil' deeds, I gave confession down at the pub and I've been absolved... like forgiven. 

And baptized in Shandy, no doubt. 

on May 31, 2015

DaveBax


Quoting starkers,

I have an ETA of Thursday afternoon/Friday morning, so it's not so bad.



Thai makes me feel much better. At your age waiting 2 or 3 months could be a risk.

You'd know all about that!  You insist on a 40 minute delivery time when you order pizza... just in case you're shipped off the the old folks home before it arrives..

Yup, you're so old that you fingernails and toenails have fossilised, and now you have to use an angle grinder to cut 'em back.

And talk about brewers droop.... you have it permanently and no alcohol is required. 

As for Viagra, well you take it for another reason.... to keep your eyelids open.  Otherwise you're dozing off during the 3pm news bulletein.

BTW, Dave, aren't you older than me??????

on May 31, 2015

MarvinKosh

Um, well if all you have is a tablet, you could put a DOSBox on it and have a retro gaming week.

Nah, it's not just a tablet, but a laptop that doubles as a tablet.  It also has a full Win 8.1 Pro x64 OS, so I don't really need a DOS box to play retro games, not that I do much gaming anyhow.  I haven't even played solitaire in 2 or 3 years.... I've had better, more important things to occupy my mind and time.

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