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ThinkCentre M57P Desktop PC Core 2 Duo E6550 (2.33GHz) 4GB 160GB HDD Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
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1 out of 5 eggs Worst consumer experience of my life 03/27/2014

This review is from: ThinkCentre M57P Desktop PC Core 2 Duo E6550 (2.33GHz) 4GB 160GB HDD Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Pros: It arrived in one piece.

Cons: 1. The first unit they shipped me functioned for approximately two hours. It then froze up and refused to reboot.

2. My request for return took them a week to respond to.

3. When I finally received my RMA, I shipped the unit back.

4. It took them another two weeks to ship me the replacement.

5. The replacement was both NOT the item I ordered, and was also dead on arrival. It didn't even boot to the OS.

6. I contacted newegg immediately upon receiving the defective and wrong item, but did not hear back from them despite repeated attempts to reach them. Finally, I threatened to dispute my charge through my credit card company, and they responded.

7. I immediately shipped the second (defective and incorrect) PC back to newegg, and it took them two weeks to post my refund.

Other Thoughts: In short, I am through dealing with Newegg. My net experience with them in attempting to purchase this product was 5 dollars of shipping money lost, as well as a great deal of my time and gas money spent shipping my defective items back to the company.

There was a time when newegg was the gold standard in computers and electronics, both new and refurbished. I can't speak to their new items, but their refurbished items are apparently total garbage. It saddens me to see a once-great company fall so low, but that's the way it goes.

Oh, and one last bit: they promised to have someone contact me to "follow up" and "investigate" what happened and why I received the wrong item. I have yet to hear a word from them three weeks later. This company offers low prices, but I could also do that if I provided horrible service and defective equipment.

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BenQ MX503 1024 x 768 2700 lumens DLP Projector 13,000:1
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5 out of 5 eggs Great so far 08/13/2012

This review is from: BenQ MX503 1024 x 768 2700 lumens DLP Projector 13,000:1

Pros: Picture: Good colors, good focus, plenty bright
Interface: Easy to connect to computer, easy to adjust picture and navigate menus
Aesthetics: It's a very nice-looking machine. It looks sleek and solid.

Cons: Kicks off a lot of heat. Sit on the wrong side of this thing, and you'll cook.
The options to adjust the yaw (or is it pitch? roll?) are limited, such that if the image on the screen is tilted in a certain direction, you can't tilt it away from that angle, because the foot on the back right corner is already all the way in. That's easily fixed with a folded bit of paper under the other foot, of course, but I'd rather not have to do that.

Other Thoughts: I got this to replace a BenQ projector that I bought in 2008 and used extensively for the subsequent 4 years. The DLP wheel eventually gives out, i guess, and so I replaced my old projector, which functioned perfectly for 3 years and serviceably for another year after that. I like the BenQ projectors because the lamps last a good long time, the picture is good enough (not HD, mind you, but good enough) and they're easy to use. I don't recommend replacing your lamp when the time comes for it. It's expensive and a big hassle, and by the time you're replacing the lamp, other parts of the machine are wearing out. This is all to say that if you want a projector to use in a classroom, at home (to watch movies), or even in a workplace, and you're not worried about it being a little bulky, this is a good option.

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GARMIN nüvi 265WT 4.3
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggs Item arrived nonfunctional 08/22/2011

This review is from: GARMIN nüvi 265WT 4.3" GPS with FM Live traffic

Pros: Impossible to assess -- this item was nonfunctional on arrival.

Cons: I turned it on, plugged it into a wall charger and into the computer, reset the unit, and tried every other trick I could find. No matter what, the item would only stay turned on for 30 seconds, then power itself off. Even hooked into the power supply, it still turned itself off and on over and over. Do not buy.

Other Thoughts: It's tempting to buy this thing, because apparently some other users have had good luck with it. I did not. I don't recommend taking a gamble on it.

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Display Name: Joseph S.

Date Joined: 01/23/05

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  • First Review: 10/19/08
  • Last Review: 03/27/14
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