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Exploding Power Supplies: Gigabyte & Newegg Dumping Unsellable Product

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Exploding Power Supplies: Gigabyte & Newegg Dumping Unsellable Product

Gigabyte GP-P750GM & 850 Failures:

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I mean, what do you expect from Newegg Shuffle? Of course they're bundling their unsellable stuff (PSUs or otherwise) with their GPUs. It's not illegal, and they'll keep doing it until people stop buying.
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tritium4ever wrote: I mean, what do you expect from Newegg Shuffle? Of course they're bundling their unsellable stuff (PSUs or otherwise) with their GPUs. It's not illegal, and they'll keep doing it until people stop buying.
Well, technically it is illegal - it is called false advertising.

Business practices that mislead you or give you false hope for the purpose of encouraging you to buy are illegal. They can include:

- false advertising;
- false information provided by the itinerant salesperson verbally or in writing.

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In this case the PSUs were ranked higher that they could deliver and clearly did not pass quality controls. Even the parts used were inconsistent,.
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Not false advertising, defective products are not fit for purpose under the sale of goods act.

Unfortunately, if the manufacturer and retailer don't help you your only option is small claims court. Selling defective products, particularly electronics that may catch fire, is quite risky from a liability standpoint. Only once it burns someone's house down will it get taken seriously
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M1K3Z0R wrote: Not false advertising, defective products are not fit for purpose under the sale of goods act.

Unfortunately, if the manufacturer and retailer don't help you your only option is small claims court. Selling defective products, particularly electronics that may catch fire, is quite risky from a liability standpoint. Only once it burns someone's house down will it get taken seriously
Agreed. These products are definitely faulty and a large portion of it. I feel bad for all those people who bought these PSUs with the GPUs and installed it in the same system then poof, both PSU and GPU are dead. Too bad that NewEgg (potentially knowingly) decided to offload them like that rather than shipping it back to Gigabyte.
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What else would you expect from a piece of shit company like NewEgg?
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NewEgg and Gigabyte working together for top tier customer satisfaction.

They're only missing Canada Computers for the trifecta.
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