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Mac_forever
08-01-2002, 02:20 AM
I found a Quicknote Notebook at Fry's Electronics for $799. It is on sale at that price till tom. You get Athlon XP 1500+ processor w/ 128mb of DDR PC2100, a 10gb HD(kinda small) , 8x DVD, modem, ethernet, 4 USB 2.0 and 1 Firewire(IEEE 1394) port, XP Home, and a 14.1" screen.
It also says that the external battery is sold seperately.
that battery could cost u a bit of money though.

Ryon
08-01-2002, 11:16 AM
Frys are bastards man, you ever have any prollems they treat you like crap. Ive bought things there and brought them home didnt work out of the box and tried to take it back ..... No dice. They told me to call the manufacture. Ya i know that an ok for some but still thats kinda BS. Dont shop at frys unless its a hella deal because you will have to deal with a lot of crap.

MIK3
08-01-2002, 03:14 PM
not the fry's by where i live. they take anything back without askin why.

Ryon
08-01-2002, 03:29 PM
Thats why if i want somthing from frys i just shop at outpost.com(frys online store) those guys are cool. I guess its just the store closest to me where they are asses

Smoked1
08-02-2002, 05:21 PM
The one by me sucks too. One thing that I have noticed is that the staff don't know shit!

Ryon
08-02-2002, 06:28 PM
thats any large retail computer store. Its a rule they cant know a damed thing about what they are doing. They might as well sell the crap out of wal-mart

Smoked1
08-02-2002, 07:50 PM
Agreed. Not to mention that if someone who knew what they were going aplied for a job they probably would not get it.

vee_ess
08-02-2002, 09:01 PM
Yeah, same here. The Fry's by me has good customer service, but the people there end up asking me questions, and mine are not answered. There was one guy that knew a good amount, but despite his excellent service also, he was fired. Fired. Yet there are a few others that know nothing and have poor customer service.

Smoked1
08-02-2002, 09:09 PM
Fry's is to GAY as Ultra160 is to SCSI :wavey:

vee_ess
08-02-2002, 09:20 PM
:lol: I agree.

Uranium-235
08-02-2002, 09:22 PM
I serousely :heart: frys. It's my temple. Only place in town that sells that many indivitual parts

Smoked1
08-02-2002, 09:35 PM
I will admit that when you need something in a pinch, frys is there. Notice I said, "in a pinch". Otherwise they can suck my... WHAT!

vee_ess
08-02-2002, 09:46 PM
Fry's is the same to me, too, Uranium-235, except I don't agree with the management. They get rid of anyone who gives you correct information. Fry's is my grocery store man as a friend would say.

jadison
08-03-2002, 12:10 AM
I haven't had the "joy" of shopping at a Fry's online/offline. I live by one here in Austin but never got around to visiting them...I used to purchase my parts from a select few sites such as compgeeks.com, onvia.com (when they sold computer parts), memplus.com, and BestBuy.com. Memplus.com used to have THE best prices on RAM (generic unfortunately)...could get 32MB PC100 for under $20 3 yrs ago...they remain competitive, somewhat.

When I visit the Fry's here, I'll report back ;)

Mac_forever
08-03-2002, 12:16 AM
My experience at Fry's has mostly been good. I had one small problem, but they fixed it and gave me all my money back. It is true that a lot of the salespeople there don't know anything about that department, but for us, we don't need them that much.

Uranium-235
08-03-2002, 12:27 AM
My aunt and cousin hate frys. they asked where something was, and 3 differnet people told them the wrong place, they eventually found it themselfs

Smoked1
08-03-2002, 12:39 AM
I have learned that there is only one man at frys who deserves to speak and that's the guy at the front of the customer service line. You know, the guy with the testing table, He's got an MB sitting there to plug stuff in to. At my Frys the guy is apparently on speed but he knows some stuff.

MIK3
08-03-2002, 03:51 AM
there are a bunch of guys at the fry's by me that plugs stuff in the mboard. only one of those guys knows anything.

Smoked1
08-04-2002, 01:04 AM
I have only met with one of the guys at my frys and he was ok. He was still a dumb ass but he knew more than any of the other fools. Sometimes I will go to office depot and listen to the crap that the techs tell the customers. Then I will butt in and give the customer some real advice and tell them the truth. One time I heard some stupid guy saying that there was no way a certain radeon had DDR because the price was so low. He said you get what you pay for. I walked up and said, yes you get what you pay for... sometimes. I then pointed to the front of the box where it had in big letters "64MB DDR!". dumb asses!

MIK3
08-06-2002, 04:44 AM
i hate when sales people try and actin smart. if they don't know they shouldn't act as if they do. just say, i dont know. then u wont make someone do somtin and mess it up and make them an unappy customer. i mean ur never gonna see the person again, so why lie?

Smoked1
08-06-2002, 12:33 PM
I am actually a sales person myself. I sell online so it's all good. Lucky for my customers I know what the hell I am talking about. It is they who don't know shit half the time. I had a guy today ask my what operating system came installed on a hard drive and would he get the hard drives drivers? Huh?

vee_ess
08-07-2002, 03:35 AM
That's pretty funny. I am sure your customers sometimes do to you as some sales people do to me: tell you that you are wrong, when you know for a fact that you are right. It can be frustrating, but I just walk away laughing and that gets them.

Smoked1
08-07-2002, 09:02 AM
My customers usually wind up admiting that they are wrong and ask for help. I sell SCSI devices.

Brandon cunje
01-03-2003, 09:14 AM
my bro has a:
AMD athlon XP 2400+
512MBpc2700
ATI radeon 9700
Calthode red light
80gb hardrive

EAT HIS DUST!

CiKoTiC
01-03-2003, 05:04 PM
:fart:

StylinLP
05-16-2003, 05:39 PM
I used to be an employee for Fry's Electonics. They fired me after 2 months for punching in a few minutes late on the time clock 5 times.

I used to work for Honeywell, IBM and now for Motorola as a service tech. I'm an A+ microsoft certified technician. My knowledge was absulutely useless working there. All they wanted from me was to answer the phones and do returns. I would service maybe 4 systems a day. Mostly just installs. Their answer for EVERYTHING is REINSTALL the OS. bah

Everything that was said in this thread is absulutely true. That place is thee most miserable retailer I've ever experienced. You won't beleive how many times I've had to hear costumers in the store scream and yell for lack of service. Many times security has escorted costumers out the door. Pathetic.

Only thing I would ever buy there is a $3 keyboard, mouse or $5 DVD movie.

STAY AWAY from ECS motherboards. THey use SIS drivers. Only buy a MB that has Intel or VIA drivers.

Uranium-235
05-16-2003, 06:09 PM
hey hey now! don't dis ECS (although not all thier boads use SiS chipsets). I have an ECS board with a SiS chipset. And I run very good preformance, and stability. I can game all damn night with no problems whatsoever.

However I do know other people who got this board and have had problems with getting it to run on a generic PSU of any wattage.

StylinLP
05-16-2003, 06:21 PM
You wouldn't beleive the returns on those motherboards. You would have to search a stack of 100 at the bottom to find one that hasn't been returned yet. BTW, Fry's policy is to resell anything thats been returned. They simply just put a sticker on it coded to tell stockers of its status. Admitably most returns are from people that have no business and no idea how to work with computer componants. So most returns have nothing wrong with them. But you are rolling the dice.

I got my ESC k7S5a Pro motherboard to work with a AMD1800 and GeForce4 DDR64meg videocard. But its not performing like I would have expected. I called Albatron the videocard maker and they are pointing at the SIS drivers on that ECS MB> They advised to only stick with Intell and VIA MB chipset drivers.

GBRRICCI
05-16-2003, 06:36 PM
well the fry's that i go to by sacramento is pretty good, i had to bring my mobo back and they did some crap but didnt help (i found outby myself that it was a virus that was disabling ide devices). but so far the only good thing i got from them is a 512 MB no-name stick of ddr and a really good cathode w/ sound sensor for $15.00. the only reason i'd buy there is if there was a good deal and it wasnt crap.

i bought my sound cad from best buy

case, soon-to-be mobo from www.newegg.com

heatsink, heatsink fan, arctic silver 3, thumb and fanscrews, soon-to-be uv blue ide cables + 6" uv cathode from www.svc.com

everything else is pos and my parents got it from fry's.


btw where my fry's iis now it used to be incredible universe and it had the best customer service ever....never bought anything from them though.

Jason425
05-16-2003, 07:04 PM
i used to see people say good things about fry's.. i've never seen one and i don't think there are any in my state of washington.. it sounds like i'm not missing out either. :/

Uranium-235
05-16-2003, 07:48 PM
You wouldn't beleive the returns on those motherboards. You would have to search a stack of 100 at the bottom to find one that hasn't been returned yet. BTW, Fry's policy is to resell anything thats been returned. They simply just put a sticker on it coded to tell stockers of its status. Admitably most returns are from people that have no business and no idea how to work with computer componants. So most returns have nothing wrong with them. But you are rolling the dice.

I got my ESC k7S5a Pro motherboard to work with a AMD1800 and GeForce4 DDR64meg videocard. But its not performing like I would have expected. I called Albatron the videocard maker and they are pointing at the SIS drivers on that ECS MB> They advised to only stick with Intell and VIA MB chipset drivers.

be sure you installed the AGP drivers (they come seperately).

Yeah alot of people returned it cause, they didn't research it before they bought it.