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  • #61
    phoronix forums

    This is a known issue actually... i am fairly certain that if you have xvideo output enabled on various applications like vlc, mplayer or other software that supports Xvideo you'll also see the same bug.

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    • #62
      Well, after contacting tigerdirect i can now agree with the topic of this thread. I wanted to buy some of the cool items they have, which were cheap for AGP video cards, but since im abroad, i contacted about international shipping. They only accept wire transfers for international orders, no international credit/debit cards, paypal, nothing. This attitude says to me that they dont give a rat's ass about the rest of the world, since wire transfers are expensive to make, something they probably know but dont care. So yes, i would tell to everyone reading this, DONT SHOP AT TIGERDIRECT.COM.

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      • #63
        Bump.

        I have moved offices to our Raleigh, NC office.

        If anyone needs help in any manner give me a try. I will always do what I can.

        If you like Tiger Direct - Great buy from me.
        If you don't, let me help correct that!

        Dennis Winkowski
        866-310-8183
        dennis.winkowski@tigerdirect.com

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        • #64
          TigerDirect first impressions

          I was traveling through Dallas and stopped at a TigerDirect retail store. I wanted to check out a couple of things. I visited the rest room after looking around and was appalled at what I saw.

          Toilet paper rolls were laying on the floor around the toilet. These were the big industrial size rolls. Funny thing. The toilet paper dispensers held the small rolls but were empty. The large rolls were on the floor next to the toilet.

          Paper towels were scattered all over the floor. The large paper towel rolls were sitting on top of the counter next to the sink. The paper towel dispenser was empty.

          I thought I was in some truck stop rest room. I couldn't believe my eyes. I suppose they save money on toilet paper, paper towels, and rest room cleaning services. Hopefully they are passing those savings unto us.

          Below is a link that will show the photos I took in the rest room.


          Michael
          http://img801.imageshack.us/slidesho...574168qu7.smil

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          • #65
            It depends on what you're looking for

            I have at least 5 years experience shopping online for "linux desktop geek" parts for myself. I have always found the best pricing at the egg. I have had a really good experience with about 12 orders and 3 RMAs there. The service is excellent. And yes, they also get bad reviews. I read lots of both good and bad reviews. However, it really depends on what you're looking for. If you need a very specific part, I suggest looking at TigerDirect also. They are usually a close second. I also like to look at compuvest.com for their gigantic load of odd and surplus parts.

            My 4Kb
            petlab

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            • #66
              Thanks and Noted

              Originally posted by mleeds237 View Post
              I was traveling through Dallas and stopped at a TigerDirect retail store. I wanted to check out a couple of things. I visited the rest room after looking around and was appalled at what I saw.

              Below is a link that will show the photos I took in the rest room.
              Michael
              http://img801.imageshack.us/slidesho...574168qu7.smil

              Thanks for bringing that up. I have sent it up the appropriate people.
              I agree, it is the small things that make lasting impressions.

              Your post is noted and I hope the next time you visit, it is corrected.

              Dennis Winkowski
              866-310-8183
              dennis.winkowski@tigerdirect.com
              Last edited by winkowski; 08-31-2011, 12:38 PM.

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              • #67
                Originally posted by petlab View Post
                . If you need a very specific part, I suggest looking at TigerDirect also. They are usually a close second.
                My 4Kb
                petlab

                Petlab & Others,

                If you need anything from Tiger Direct, please shoot me an email or give me a call.
                I will be happy to bump us into First place.

                Dennis Winkowski
                B2B Corp Account Manager
                866-310-8183
                dennis.winkowski@tigerdirect.com

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                • #68
                  All e-tailers are "bad" for somebody

                  I've used Tiger Direct for several years, bought probably close to a couple of thousands of bucks worth of pc parts and networking gear, and I haven't really run into any serious issues either with the stuff they sell (which they don't make, obviously), or their support for the rare occasions when something was DOA.

                  Some of the cheap gear I've bought has crappy build quality and drivers (again T-D doesn't have anything to do with that), but I can generally get it to do what I bought it for. If not, I can eat the (pretty small) loss.

                  Considering T-D's low prices, I expect they are operating on pretty thin margins, are chronically understaffed, their staff is underpaid, and they probably have considerable staff turnover, meaning any given person you may have to deal with may not be particularly experienced or motivated.

                  That's the reality of discount retailing. If you can't handle that reality, I suggest you take your business elsewhere.

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by mleeds237 View Post
                    I was traveling through Dallas and stopped at a TigerDirect retail store. I wanted to check out a couple of things. I visited the rest room after looking around and was appalled at what I saw.
                    Yeah, but this is every public restroom in Texas.

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                    • #70
                      I've had decent experiences with TigerDirect. My previous desktop (which I'm using right now to post this; it's a full-fledged Linux machine now) was a pre-built Cybertron PC brand that I bought from TigerDirect for around 600-700 dollars (no OS pre-installed; I've not seen many other retailers offer this option for a pre-built system.) It was quite a bargain for what I was looking for.
                      I usually use NewEgg now, but still go to TigerDirect from time to time. I've not used the TD rebate system so I can't comment on that.

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                      • #71
                        Tigerdirect is not that bad, at least in Canada. You get your stuff fast and the price is usually within 1-3% of the best shopbot price. I like NCIX.com too, I am not sure how well it is the US, but in Canada it's usually cheaper, because you pay less taxes (avoid provincial (state) taxes) and you get your stuff on the same week you order, even if its 5000km away. NewEgg is here too, but many peoples seem to hate it. Saying Tiger is crap is usually false, remember that many "feedbacks" are paid for by competitors.

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by Elv13 View Post
                          remember that many "feedbacks" are paid for by competitors.
                          And Michael makes money when you purchase from Newegg using his sponsored links. Tiger Direct is also one of the few places you can buy a PC without an OS, you'd think linux zealots would appreciate that.

                          Especially with the flaming over cheap MS Office licenses.

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                          • #73
                            Newegg sucks IMO for three major reasons:

                            1) They have hardly any details about their products. Looking for something which says it has Linux support? That is basically never in the details. Amazon.com has not only way better details which also mention Linux support, but also has lower prices with some things too. Check both before you buy!

                            2) Newegg is somewhat evil IMO. What do stores including Newegg do when they run out of an item? They say "sold out", but you can still FIND the listing. Newegg does this all the time. After you search, at the bottom of your search results, they show you grayed-out items which are no longer in stock. However, this is not what happened with my non-Microsoft ASUS EEE PC I bought. I found that Newegg not only had both the Windows and non-Windows versions (stupid fucking "bundling") listed on their site, but the non-Windows version was $50 CHEAPER (as it damn well better be). I bought it, but TWO DAYS after I bought it when I went back to their site, they REMOVED THE LISTING. Completely. The only way I could get back to that listing to see it, and see the proof that the Windows version was $50 more than the non-Windows version, was to use the direct link to the item which I pulled out of the purchase order they emailed to me. I call "evil" on this, as it wasn't natural as I said because normally if things go out of stock they gray them out, not completely kill them (and I don't even know if it DID go out of stock, they could have just purposefully killed it). You know Microsoft swooped in to destroy the non-Windows one, because after that happened there were NO non-Windows versions on Newegg, anywhere, period, and it's extremely rare to find Linux mentioned ANYWHERE on Newegg. It's almost like shopping in a retail store there now, expect Linux to go unmentioned and be unavailable unless you get extremely lucky as I was. Again, Amazon is much more detailed and mentions Linux much more openly.

                            3) Both Amazon and Newegg sometimes put cheaper-priced items at the near bottom, even if you told it to sort by price. That's plain evil. I haven't seen this recently though, hopefully they've been called out on it.

                            The joys of working with corporations who only care about the bottom line...

                            Originally posted by yogi_berra View Post
                            And Michael makes money when you purchase from Newegg using his sponsored links. Tiger Direct is also one of the few places you can buy a PC without an OS, you'd think linux zealots would appreciate that.

                            Especially with the flaming over cheap MS Office licenses.
                            I appreciate anyplace that is actually FAIR, and forcing everyone to buy Windows because it is "bundled" is totally unfair and should be fought against. What's even more ridiculous is how they sell box copies of Windows in stores, yet in that same store you can't buy a pre-built without it, so if you aren't computer-savvy and you bought Windows directly because you thought "oh maybe this is good software" or the new release wooed you or whatever, now you're hosed. You ask them to give you the computer without it? They refuse. Now Microsoft has made it so they legally don't have to give you a refund even if you refuse the software/license too, so, U.S.A. = fuck you consumers.

                            I'll definitely give Tiger Direct another look, but last time it was all the same story for them too. Tiger Direct usually always has a Windows banner on their site and finding non-Windows pre-builts was impossible on there the times that I've checked them.
                            Last edited by Yfrwlf; 09-03-2011, 09:00 PM.

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                            • #74
                              I guess I'm lucky I live 20min away from TigerDirect's Naperville outlet,15min from Fry's and 6 min from Microcenter.So it's pretty rare these days I have to e-shop at all.When I do it's usually from Amazon instead of NewEgg mainly because NewEgg's shipping seems to be handled by Gorrillas..last few packages have been really beat up..glad the items were ok shudder to think what a comuter case would have looked like though.

                              My main gripe with TD is you can't e-shop and simply pick the items up like you can with Fry's and Microcenter..It also states on TD's website that the internet prices may not be the same in their outlet stores which does make it harder to do a quick comparison if you can't afford to wait and need the part quickly.
                              Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety,deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
                              Ben Franklin 1755

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by Yfrwlf View Post
                                3) Both Amazon and Newegg sometimes put cheaper-priced items at the near bottom, even if you told it to sort by price. That's plain evil.
                                Evil is selling a $149 Touchpad for $10,000.00 (with outrageous $6.99 shipping) on the same day HP dropped the price to $99. Amazon's pricing algorithm is screwey, that way.

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