Category: Rants

Shame on you, Newegg

So the DVD burner in my computer is finally taking a shit. I paid $30 for it and got two years of use out of it, so no complaints there. Last night there was $150 sitting in my Paypal account as a result of me selling my World Of Warcraft account. I had intended to leave the money there and slowly build on it so I can put together a new rig for school in a couple of months, but I can’t very well go without a CD drive in my computer. I figured, it’ll just be one less thing for me to buy later.

So the first place I looked was Newegg. I found what I wanted (a burner capable of burning dual layer disks and Lightscribe), and checked out. I told Paypal to use my balance on hand to make the transaction, and accepted it. Then, five minutes later, I got this e-mail:

Unfortunately, PayPal has not sent us confirmation that you have completed your PayPal transaction. This means you have not confirmed your payment to on the PayPal website. Therefore, your order xxxxxxxx can not be processed.

We welcome you to contact PayPal to resolve this issue, then reattempt to order with us. Alternatively, you are welcome to attempt to reorder through and select a different payment method.

Sincerely, Customer Service Team


I checked my Paypal account, and still had $150 sitting there. Did I miss something? Surely not, I order most of my company’s equipment through Newegg and am quite familiar with their checkout procedure. So I went back and tried it all again. Five minutes later, the same e-mail (with a new order number) showed up. Newegg is not taking my money, and blaming Paypal for it. Dumb.

So I went to Tigerdirect instead and found a comparable burner around the same price. I ordered, and used my Paypal account. Great success. The money’s gone, and my order status says “shipped”.

Congratulations Newegg, you just lost a sale! I welcome you to contact Paypal to resolve your issue.

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So if spim is spam over IM… can we call spam over a blog blam? Seriously, how desparate do you have to be if you’re advertising by posting comments on someone else’s website? Fucking bottom feeders.

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(1848.39) evslin: shit, I’m such a retard
(1848.48) evslin: went and got a glass of water, and the first thing I do is spill half of it on my shirt
(1849.09) mattdcamp36: lol, owned
(1849.59) evslin: wasted all my brain cells helping stupid people today
(1850.31) mattdcamp36: i take offense to that im a stupid people

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Target Visa

Target’s relentless push to get everyone in their stores to get a Target Visa card. Look, brand loyalty is one thing, and I’m all for trying to promote that. Hell, Target’s much higher on the list of places I’d want to shop than shitholes like Wal-Mart. But at least Wal-Mart only promotes their credit card by putting applications at the checkout lanes and hanging a sign over the door. (After all, who needs a credit card when you can buy a gallon jar of pickles for 2 dollars, right?) Credit debt is such a huge problem in this country that debt counseling is it’s own fucking industry now. Yet Target’s hellbent on getting more cards in people’s wallets. I used to work there, and thank god I worked in the back because I know how hard they push sales floor associates to try to sign people up for that shit. I had my own stack of problems to deal with in the back, but that’s another rant for another day.

And what I really want to know is why the hell I bought a soda and a box of toothpaste (total purchase: 3 bucks) and I was asked if I wanted to save 10% on the purchase. WTF? Why do I want to get a line of credit just so I can save 30 cents at the checkout stand? Come on now, don’t be stupid.

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Tinfoil hats

Tinfoil hat conspiracy theorist jackasses. Ok guys, just what the hell is your problem? You think the thought police are everywhere to make sure you aren’t thinking things you shouldn’t? What I want to know is – who the fuck cares about your stupidass bedtime stories?! Seriously.

So let me ask. Did the government install any cameras in your home for any reason other than doing something to make the FBI take notice and get permission from a judge to bug your house? Do you have to go to Two Minutes Hate sessions? Am I communicating to you in Newspeak? Is the entire media funneled into one outlet that’s run by the state?

No, no, no, and no. And you know why? Because the government is not trying to control you. The government is not watching you because you are an insignificant, unimportant, self-centered jackass who doesn’t pose a threat to anyone or anything. They have more important shit to do right now, like keep these idiots like Osama Bin Laden and his gang of dirty nightshirt-wearing motherfuckers – who, unlike you, have actually shown themselves to be a danger to this country – from taking down buildings on American soil just because we aren’t all Muslims.

And while I’m thinking about it, stop bitching about cameras being installed on stoplights. We call the outside world “public” for a reason – because it’s not private, and you are not entitled to privacy there. Having that camera sitting there is no different from having a police officer sitting on the other side of the intersection watching for speeders, drunks, and idiots who run red lights. Except now you get your ticket in a week instead of on the spot, and the cops are free to respond to things that are actually important – unlike you. Get over yourself and you’ll sleep a lot better at night.

What’s funny is that by holding this position I’m labeled by these morons as a citizen who was ‘re-educated’ by the government, or at the very least blinded by all the government’s lies and cover-ups. Guess what – it’s as American to dress up in a Storm Trooper uniform at a Star Wars premiere as it is to laugh at dorks who do that. So while you’re watching over your shoulders for Big Brother, I’m taking a ride in the ROFL Copter. Good luck with your resistance against the machine, asshats.

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