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Thread: What not to buy




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    OK, something different people. Post stuff which people SHOULDN'T buy.

    #1 - ADSL USB modem if you intend to use it over a network - Don't even bother. Go an Ethernet solution.
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    Just one thing about this thread:

    Give reasons for why not to buy. Don't just say 'Don't get **** because it's crap'. We don't wanna hear personal grudges. We want valid reasons why we shouldn't get the said product.....

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    i think the same can be said for all USB modems tweak. we have tried a few USB modems and while they work fine when connected, they disconnect way too much. at least once per hour.

    any virus scanner but vet. i'm sure skullshot will back me up here :) vet simply rocks. But mainly i am against norton, i have seen that screw up systems more than it fixes them.
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    Dont buy McDonalds at 4am

    urgh, you can taste the freezer......*ulp*
    excuse me, I need to take a trip to the bathroom......


    Hmmm, come to think of it- dont buy it at all.
    Need I say why?


    Realtek network cards are pretty nasty too....

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    Don't buy IBM hard drives, cuz they're unreliable and failure prone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdkiller
    any virus scanner but vet. i'm sure skullshot will back me up here :) vet simply rocks. But mainly i am against norton, i have seen that screw up systems more than it fixes them.
    the three computers we had, 2 have been traded off and 1 remains, all had norton anti-virus 2001.

    no problems whatsoever installing, no viruses....no errors...all good, my anti-virus of choice. :) :)

    one thing not to buy is a 17" 775n lg monitor...squeeks too much, could be anything though
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    There's nothing wrong with buying IBM harddrives, they are quite cheap and I've had a deskstar 60 Gb for some month now and it's working really great and it's quite fast also (ide system in my server). I've read but the problems people have had with them. But as I never use a hardware product no longer than a year anyway I think i don't have to worry... Pls let me know if you disagree and/or think I'm stupid...

    :D :D

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    Btw, I totally agree with Thoric, Norton antivirus is a great program! I've used the 2001 and now i use the 2002 version, three stopped viruses, and never ever had a problem with it...


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    But as I never use a hardware product no longer than a year anyway I think i don't have to worry...
    Well then you don't really belong in this thread... there aren't many things that won't work for a year.... One reason your purchase was foolish, is when you sell that hard drive, you will either be ripping an unknowing person off, OR you won't get hardly any money out of it, becuase is has NO resale value due to their failure rates.

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    ok, this thread is already getting a little out of hand...

    OK, so we all know that IBM drives are prone to overheating and failure... but if you actually think about it and get some form of cooling on the drive, they seem to work fine. So in the end it's up to the user how well the drive goes... It's probably the same with some of these complaints.. it's accidental user error.. then again, most probably are genuine..

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