Missing Memory

ianbobo

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#1
My laptops mother board died. I took it to a local guy to confirm it and he did. He priced new ones and I would have been better off buying a new laptop. I found a used one cheap on e-bay and paid the guy $50.00 to install it. When I bought the laptop I put 8 GB Crucial ram into it. I decided to check to make sure he put it all back in and he didn't. I called him this am and he started to ask if it just wasn't showing up and I told him I physically checked and it's not there. He said he'd look around and it's been an hour and a half. Do you think this guy took the extra stick? Would he risk losing a potential future customer over a $20.00 part? He didn't give me the old mother board either. I should have just changed it myself. How far should I push this?
 

whiskeyguy

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#2
My laptops mother board died. I took it to a local guy to confirm it and he did. He priced new ones and I would have been better off buying a new laptop. I found a used one cheap on e-bay and paid the guy $50.00 to install it. When I bought the laptop I put 8 GB Crucial ram into it. I decided to check to make sure he put it all back in and he didn't. I called him this am and he started to ask if it just wasn't showing up and I told him I physically checked and it's not there. He said he'd look around and it's been an hour and a half. Do you think this guy took the extra stick? Would he risk losing a potential future customer over a $20.00 part? He didn't give me the old mother board either. I should have just changed it myself. How far should I push this?
It probably cost him more money to deal with you than it costs you in wasted time, so fuck him, make his life hell. It's entertaining at least.
 
#3
My laptops mother board died. I took it to a local guy to confirm it and he did. He priced new ones and I would have been better off buying a new laptop. I found a used one cheap on e-bay and paid the guy $50.00 to install it. When I bought the laptop I put 8 GB Crucial ram into it. I decided to check to make sure he put it all back in and he didn't. I called him this am and he started to ask if it just wasn't showing up and I told him I physically checked and it's not there. He said he'd look around and it's been an hour and a half. Do you think this guy took the extra stick? Would he risk losing a potential future customer over a $20.00 part? He didn't give me the old mother board either. I should have just changed it myself. How far should I push this?
Seems like a simple mistake, I can relate as I run a shop that does similar repairs. However it is up to us to inventory what all is there, and should be responsible for returning it as it came in. I would make good on it if this would have happened with us. I have certainly found the number of times I would eat something like this far out way the negatives of trying to deny it.
 

tattered

Uber-Aryan
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#4
Tell your laptop to stop drinking till it blacks out
 

ianbobo

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#5
Well, I called him again after 4 hours. He said "Oh yeah, I found your memory". He didn't call me, he didn't apologize. Fuck him, he lost any hope of more of my business.
 

JoeyDVDZ

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#7
He was banking on you being one of those idiots who doesn't know what's in their machine. That part may only cost $20 to you, but to some know-nothing computer illiterate, that probably represented a $100 upgrade to him, not including part.

Beat the lies outta him.
 

Bobobie

Registered User
#8
Well, I called him again after 4 hours. He said "Oh yeah, I found your memory". He didn't call me, he didn't apologize. Fuck him, he lost any hope of more of my business.
He only charged $50 for tearing apart your laptop and putting it back together and you want him to kiss your ass?
 

ianbobo

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#9
He only charged $50 for tearing apart your laptop and putting it back together and you want him to kiss your ass?
No I want him to give it back fixed. If I leave someones house and I leave a one valve pegged or a leak on an oil pump I go back fix it and apologize for the inconvenience. He never gave me the courtesy of a call back or an apology. I had to reinstall the memory and I don't know if he broke the clips or the board came like that but I had to nigrig it to get it to work. An apology mould have sufficed. And the total was $80.00 because he charged me $30.00 to diagnose what I already knew.
 

Bobobie

Registered User
#11
No I want him to give it back fixed. If I leave someones house and I leave a one valve pegged or a leak on an oil pump I go back fix it and apologize for the inconvenience. He never gave me the courtesy of a call back or an apology. I had to reinstall the memory and I don't know if he broke the clips or the board came like that but I had to nigrig it to get it to work. An apology mould have sufficed. And the total was $80.00 because he charged me $30.00 to diagnose what I already knew.
All I'm saying is that $50 isn't worth the labor it takes to tear apart a laptop and put it back together again. Does it work now? If you ended up with a working laptop you still got off cheap paying $80.
 
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