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 2)
on May 31, 2015

DrJBHL


Quoting starkers,

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



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


Quoting 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. 

Nah, I bain't be pigeon toed.  If anyfing, me toes turns outwards so's I gets a better grip in tha rollin' deck.

As fer tha baptism, I got 'em ter bless a vat o' champagne cos shandy be too good fer gett'n dunked in.  Hic!!!

on May 31, 2015

starkers

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

Maybe if your first number doesn't start with a 7 as mine does.

on May 31, 2015

DaveBax


Quoting starkers,

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



Maybe if your first number doesn't start with a 7 as mine does.

Well fossilised ain't the word for it, is it !!!   It's more pre-Cambrian... like back when dinosaurs were just infants and well before fossils were invented.

My number starts with a 6 and ends with a 2.... and nothing in between.

on May 31, 2015

starkers

Well fossilised ain't the word for it, is it !!!   It's more pre-Cambrian..

I don't know what it's called. No complaints here. Everything still works and will let you know in the morning if I wake up.

on May 31, 2015

starkers
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.


Well, somebody's royal jewels are all sullied. 

on Jun 01, 2015

DaveBax


Quoting starkers,

Well fossilised ain't the word for it, is it !!!   It's more pre-Cambrian..



I don't know what it's called. No complaints here. Everything still works and will let you know in the morning if I wake up.

All I can say is that I'm so, so glad I'm not in the vicinity to know anything about which parts are working in the morning.

And what's this "if I wake up".... you planning on sleeping in 'til the PM are ya?

aunteachrist

Well, somebody's royal jewels are all sullied.

Nope, I got tha maid ter give 'em a bit o' spit n' polish.

on Jun 01, 2015

starkers
Nope, I got tha maid ter give 'em a bit o' spit n' polish.


Would your servants say their job blows? 

on Jun 01, 2015


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.

awww.... poor princess....

at least you didn't boo boo throwing out your old one... 

 

https://au.news.yahoo.com/technology/a/28297552/woman-tosses-apple-computer-that-turns-out-to-be-worth-200k/

on Jun 01, 2015

aunteachrist


Quoting starkers,
Nope, I got tha maid ter give 'em a bit o' spit n' polish.







Would your servants say their job blows? 

Hmmm, s'pose they could, and the pay sucks, but they have the fringe benefit of knowing me.... and that's more than enough.

sydneysiders

awww.... poor princess....

You do realise that you are henceforth banned and sooooo excommunicated, don't you?

sydneysiders

at least you didn't boo boo throwing out your old one...

Yeah, I saw that... pitching a $200,000 Mac cos it was considered junk.  Oh well, she could be $100, 000 richer if she comes forward.

And no, I didn't toss it out, but given the orignal info regarding ETA, I did pull it apart in readiness for the new board and CPU cooler.  Oh well, it's a lesson learned!  In future, do a Mulder and trust no-one... WAIT until I got the parts in my hot little hand.

on Jun 01, 2015

Thankfully CSIRO didn't 'throw out' CSIRAC as that is the last/only complete first generation computer left on the planet.

The mildly frustrating thing is that outside its display 'room' at the Melbourne Museum is an original IBM XT ....exact same one as I DID throw out....

on Jun 02, 2015

Just lurkin' and waiting for the book to come out. LOL

on Jun 02, 2015

Needs more popcorn.

on Jun 02, 2015


Just lurkin' and waiting for the book to come out. LOL

There'll be no book!   The publisher said that he'd only do one if the movie was a box office hit and starred Charles Bronson as me.  Well that feched the idea right up, didn't it!

Fuzzy Logic

Needs more popcorn.

Yup, if You're buyin' I'll have LollyGobbleBlissBombs.

on Jun 03, 2015

Charles Bronson would make one real,real U-G-L-Y ugly princess.

on Jun 04, 2015

aunteachrist

Charles Bronson would make one real,real U-G-L-Y ugly princess.

So he may have, but it was either him or Pee Wee Herman.... and Charlie boy won hands down.

 

Anyway, in returning to the OP, my order has now been shipped and I shall receive it tomorrow morning [Friday 05.06.2015 Oz time].  It has been a long time coming and I will be glad to have what I need to rebuild, but I shall be looking around for another source after this debacle.  Stocktaking may have played a part, but customer service leaves alot to be desired and I require.... demand better.  For example, yesterday morning I ordered an Addonics 4 port PCIe Sata controller from a Sydney supplier [650 miles away in another state] and it was delivered this afternoon.  I mean, if they can do it, why can't a firm just 20 miles down the road do it?

I do like to have a supplier who's more local than that, and I have found one with comparable pricing just a bit further away than the last one, so I will give them a try and see how their customer service is.  I've been told that they are prompt, reliable and have great customer service, so if that recommendation proves to be reliable then I've found my new local outlet.

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