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 Post subject: Royal Discount Beware bait and switchers, scammers
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 3:21 pm 
Little Foot
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Friend just built his first PC after a few store bought ones and ordered Vista Home Premium Upgrade retail from these clowns. I looked it up....sure as heck...nice pretty picture of the retail fat box with the funky slide out access. Good price, too good, I thought and I was right. What he received was Vista Home Premium Upgrade with SP1, but on separate dvd's The OS was in a Service Desk Upgrade package that was left over stuff from CompUsa. Still had their sticker on it. Legal retail and not OEM, but the old original release. They also stuck an OEM SP1 DVD in the box. I'm building a slipstream for him to resolve the issue, but it was dirty business and unethical to sell product like that.

If you want a good price on Vista, buy from them, but be prepared to spend a few hours to get what you thought you bought. On second thought, if the guy shipped it back, I would be willing to bet he would spend months getting a refund.


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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 3:40 pm 
Monkey Fed [PC]
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So, wait a minute. You ordered Vista home premium upgrade, and GOT Vista home premium upgrade, with a FREE SP1 disk? And you're complaining why? If it didn't say SP1 on the website, then you got more than what you paid for.


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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 3:57 pm 
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should have been more clear. He ordered vista home premium upgrade with SP1,and got it in pieces. They have changed their ad to put in a disclaimer.......hmmmm http://www.royaldiscount.com/miwivihoprup4.html


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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 4:04 pm 
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Ah, ok. That makes more sense now. You said one thing this post, and another thing in a different post. Details like that can make the difference between a user being silly, and a vendor screwing people over.


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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 4:58 pm 
Little Foot
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Sorry to mislead....not intentional. I usually proof read better than that.

So now what they are saying is that they are charging you $24.00 for an OEM SP1 disk vs just buying the old junk in the first place and download SP1 from Microsoft it in 10 or so minutes....What a deal!!!


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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 11:42 am 
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For the record ... this practice is neither illegal nor unethical. You got what you paid for ... you just didn't get it in the package you wanted.


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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 3:09 pm 
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I disagree when they put a picture of the "fat pack" w sp1, you click on it and order and you get the old vista and a separate sp1 oem disk. After they get a ton of complaints and you are already screwed, they change it a bit. Where the hell are you coming from, retard inc or do you work for those jerks?


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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 3:45 pm 
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paschal wrote:
I disagree when they put a picture of the "fat pack" w sp1, you click on it and order and you get the old vista and a separate sp1 oem disk. After they get a ton of complaints and you are already screwed, they change it a bit. Where the hell are you coming from, retard inc or do you work for those jerks?


Items are not always exactly as pictured.

You shouldn't order something just from looking at a picture.

Of course I only purchase OEM versions of Windows since I'm a system builder, so I don't care whether the disk has SP1 or whatever on it. I'll just slipstream it myself.


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 8:46 am 
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paschal wrote:
I disagree when they put a picture of the "fat pack" w sp1, you click on it and order and you get the old vista and a separate sp1 oem disk. After they get a ton of complaints and you are already screwed, they change it a bit. Where the hell are you coming from, retard inc or do you work for those jerks?


I come from a long line of educated and informed people.

I can see why you're confused. It's ok.


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 12:31 pm 
Monkey Fed [PC]
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hackman2007 wrote:
paschal wrote:
I disagree when they put a picture of the "fat pack" w sp1, you click on it and order and you get the old vista and a separate sp1 oem disk. After they get a ton of complaints and you are already screwed, they change it a bit. Where the hell are you coming from, retard inc or do you work for those jerks?


Items are not always exactly as pictured.

You shouldn't order something just from looking at a picture.

Of course I only purchase OEM versions of Windows since I'm a system builder, so I don't care whether the disk has SP1 or whatever on it. I'll just slipstream it myself.


As a matter of fact, on most websites you order from there is a fine print disclaimer somewhere that states something to the effect of "Actual product may not be exactly as pictured."


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:19 pm 
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I know this is a bit old post....just let me state a few things for clarification. This was not me buying the product...I was just returning personal favors to a married couple friend of ours by helping them build a PC. I spec'd all the gear for their system based on their needs and they bought it part by part. I also gave them several photos of what the vista w/ SP1 retail looks like. That is what they bought from the vendor, but as previously stated received in pieces.

The vendor had stock from bankrupt CompUsa which was non SP1 stock, Service Desk Upgrade and they threw in OEM SP1. There was no mention of this practice until after I yelled out here at the Dog. Something tells me that they read the dog forum, and a problem was fixed. Thank you folks at MaxPC for having the Dog Forum....!!! I was unable to slipstream the two disks, but nevertheless, friends are running on SP1 and all is well with their computer.

At last check over a week ago, the vendor was quoting non SP1 vista more than 20 dollars less, which is a bargain price, so if I had to have a new home brew PC today, I would buy that and save the 20 plus bucks for SP1 that I could download myself.

So the only question to me is why slipstream did not fly....???I think Service desk upgrades and retail disks do no match in structure. Think I will ask this question in the appropriate forum....


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