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Greg Hook

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Amazon have 20% off their warehouse deals this week, arguably better deals than the rest of their black friday sh*te.

Especially if you after a decent monitor, some huge savings to be had.
 

pRot3us

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Crucial MX500 2Tb SSD - £239 @ Amazon

Frustration free packaging is the usual £300
Standard packaging is £239

I've bagged one, don't hang about if you're after one, I don't think it'll last long!
 

pRot3us

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Greg Hook

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Lots of decent monitors in Amazon warehouse, with extra 20% off. Some bargains to be had there.
 

ChrisKz

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I been spending too much on Amazon ... got superb deals though on samsung 970 Nvme 250gb (£68 ) and a 500gb (£89) along with an 8tb usb 3 drive (£119.99 ), and to top it off ... Hunger games box set ( 4K HDR) for £34
 

richardb70

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Ah what the hell, ordered :)
 

Sniper Ash6

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Browsing for a new mouse on Amazon and spotted this:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0761YL588/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza

It's £37 currently - is this a bargain and should I pounce? My current mouse is from a cheap Logitech KB&M set and isn't comfortable for long periods with my comedy oversized hands :)
I have what are probably fairly small hands but use one for work and it's great. Battery lasts a really long time, tracks well and is comfortable throughout the day - the extra buttons and software are all very well thought out too. I know a mate bought one in the same sale I got mine and thinks highly of it too.

I got it in what must have been Black Friday deals two years ago for £42 so £37 is decent and I don't think you'll regret it :)
 

=adrian=

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Yeah, I just installed mine. It is a good mouse. Slightly bigger than my old G900. Feels solid, well designed and buttons seem ok. My only gripe is that I had to install another piece of software to run with the mouse. Logitech Gaming Software which I use for my G910+ keyboard, G930 headset and the old G900 mouse doesn't recognise it.
 

ChrisKz

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Just had an e-mail from amazon and i went into online chat .. Apparantly the Samsung 970 evo nvme m.2 500gb drives are counterfiet .... From what the rep said , the vendor has had loads of emails from customers complaining about them , he has since found out they are counterfiet . Amazon is re issuing GENUINE Samsung drives to its customers .. ONLY the 500gb are affected . Only think that bothers me is i downloaded samsung software and it reported mine was genuine . but have no idea how to physically tell them apart
 

MikeKay1976

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Just had an e-mail from amazon and i went into online chat .. Apparantly the Samsung 970 evo nvme m.2 500gb drives are counterfiet .... From what the rep said , the vendor has had loads of emails from customers complaining about them , he has since found out they are counterfiet . Amazon is re issuing GENUINE Samsung drives to its customers .. ONLY the 500gb are affected . Only think that bothers me is i downloaded samsung software and it reported mine was genuine . but have no idea how to physically tell them apart
do you get to keep your fake one? if so it may do as a non critical storage drive for something.
 

ChrisKz

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do you get to keep your fake one? if so it may do as a non critical storage drive for something.
I have no idea how to tell them apart . genuine one should be here 7/8th .. i have 2 choices .. return the old one or keep/destroy it .. I have a copy of the transcript what the rep said

My mobo only supports 2 Nvme m.2 drives .. i got OS on my 250 gb sammy and my games on the 500gb sammy
 

MikeKay1976

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well if you are getting a new replacement from amazon free of charge then does it matter?

just get a big marker pen and scribble on the suspect one so you know it may not be genuine and use it for none critical purposes, then your new one you can use as your main device.

i would not return or destroy your suspect one, not if you do not have to.... just dont sell it on to anyone, (or at least not without warning them)

(unless you mean you have a bank of them and the suspect one has gotten muddled up with the legit ones???) if so, well... that kind of sucks!.
 

ChrisKz

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well if you are getting a new replacement from amazon free of charge then does it matter?

just get a big marker pen and scribble on the suspect one so you know it may not be genuine and use it for none critical purposes, then your new one you can use as your main device.

i would not return or destroy your suspect one, not if you do not have to.... just dont sell it on to anyone, (or at least not without warning them)
I downloaded the sammy software so that the mobo could see them .. reported as genuine , so I will just keep the "replacement" in its box and use the one i have installed , until it packs up ( if it does ) If anyone actually knows of any software that i can download to verify that its a knock off or genuine , would be appreciated . I'm too honest to keep it , ( if my original is genuine) so the replacement will go back
 

MikeKay1976

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I downloaded the sammy software so that the mobo could see them .. reported as genuine , so I will just keep the "replacement" in its box and use the one i have installed , until it packs up ( if it does ) If anyone actually knows of any software that i can download to verify that its a knock off or genuine , would be appreciated . I'm too honest to keep it , ( if my original is genuine) so the replacement will go back
wow... respect!. I consider myself reasonably honest but there is no way i would be doing that if given a green light to keep it!.

like i said kudos to you. i hope if ever i lose my wallet in the street it is you who finds it ;) ***

***note i would also hand in a lost wallet - just being clear about that!.
 

sykotik

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If it fake drive , ( from what i remember ) it will show up as a 500gb , but if you try to fill it with "say" a 450gb file/s it would fail ,

have you got a file or files that you club together and try to fill the drive up ?
 

ChrisKz

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Well if mine is genuine and they say keep it for being honest , then that's a different matter. I would still feel awkward though .. still , back to reality
 

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