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The Lockdown - Stuff you bought - No Buyers Remorse


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During the lockdown, there are things that ended up in my Amazon cart during the height of the lockdown. Some good. Some not so good.

What are some purchases you DON'T regret making?

 

 

 

 

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My RTX 2080s - At first I was happy, then 3000 series was announced and I felt like an idiot.

 

For obvious reasons, very happy that I have this in retrospect.

 

PS you're right, it is ready for a dusting in there, I'm on it :D

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LG-38BN95C-W

 

https://www.amazon.com/LG-38BN95C-W-UltraWide-Thunderbolt-Connectivity/dp/B08CR4SPCN/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_bdcrb_top?ie=UTF8

 

My current desktop:

AMD 3950x (zen3 wasnt out at the time)

Aorus Master

128GB DDR 3600

2GB Gigabyte PCIe 4 SSD

8TB WD Gold HDD

Lian Li o11 dynamic ROG

Gigabyte 2080 super

1000w seasonic PSU

 

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13 minutes ago, cacoe said:

My RTX 2080s - At first I was happy, then 3000 series was announced and I felt like an idiot.

 

For obvious reasons, very happy that I have this in retrospect.

 

PS you're right, it is ready for a dusting in there, I'm on it :D

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Oculus Quest 2

Homepod Minis

New sofa for the lounge

New furniture for the lounge

Many Raspberry Pi's for various projects

Moka pot

A number of collectable Barbies as a present for my niece when she's old enough

Quite a few G1 transformers

43 minutes ago, Jazmac said:

During the lockdown, there are things that ended up in my Amazon cart during the height of the lockdown. Some good. Some not so good.

What are some purchases you DON'T regret making?

 

 

 

 

oculus1.jpg

Have you got the free replacement face-bit yet?

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The only major purchases I made during the lockdown were an iPad and a Samsung electric stove (no damn gas in the apt). This year will be more interesting as I am due for a new phone and will be buying a laptop.

 

TBH I am more interested in the purchases people regret buying...

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I would say I regret almost nothing I've bought over the past year, though admittedly there's nothing very extravagant either. Probably the craziest things for me were a Game Boy Advance SP, special NES edition I got and a GameCube controller I had to import from Japan. Otherwise mostly just more games for the collection.

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5 minutes ago, cacoe said:

Replacement face bit? You mean the clown mouth thingy? 

The bit that goes around your eyes.  There's a free swap-out they mail to you if you ask for it.  It's much nicer.

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Sorry to say I didn't really buy anything beyond my normal spends over the last year. Aside from cancelling a vacation (that resulted in a net positive to my back account for the year) nothing at all changed in mine or my wife's life. We only really had about 2 weeks of anything even close to a 'lockdown' (and never came close to overrunning our hospitals) so no need to splurge here.  

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21 hours ago, Dick Montage said:

Oculus Quest 2

Homepod Minis

New sofa for the lounge

New furniture for the lounge

Many Raspberry Pi's for various projects

Moka pot

A number of collectable Barbies as a present for my niece when she's old enough

Quite a few G1 transformers

Have you got the free replacement face-bit yet?

No. I wasn't aware I was supposed to.  I'll look into it.

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Switched from my iPhone XR to the Samsung Galaxy S21 a few weeks back.

Got my GPD XD Plus last year which I do the majority of my gaming on now. Great N64 emulator. Also play full PC games on it with my Shadow subscription.

Got a Raspberry Pi to use as a media server, found out it's gigabit ethernet port doesn't actually get full speed though and there are some other speed limiting bugs for a couple apps so I've already replaced that with a refurbished HP EliteDesk 800 G2 which runs great for what I need as a mini home server.

Also upgraded to the Versa 3 last year as well.

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24 minutes ago, Brandon H said:

Also upgraded to the Versa 3

From? I'm rocking a Versa 2, coming from a Blaze.

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23 minutes ago, spikey_richie said:

From? I'm rocking a Versa 2, coming from a Blaze.

upgraded from my original Versa. I skipped over the 2 as it seemed like a minor upgrade from the original :)

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5 minutes ago, Brandon H said:

upgraded from my original Versa. I skipped over the 2 as it seemed like a minor upgrade from the original :)

I tend to switch around every 2 years. Had a flex, charge (non-hr), blaze and now the versa 2. 

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4 hours ago, Jazmac said:

No. I wasn't aware I was supposed to.  I'll look into it.

Mate, contact them and say it gave you a rash - say like a sunburn feeling and you don't trust to use it.  They send them out like candy.

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On 19/04/2021 at 12:05, Dick Montage said:

The bit that goes around your eyes.  There's a free swap-out they mail to you if you ask for it.  It's much nicer.

Can you tell me how I request the swap to the other face pad?

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2 hours ago, +Ichigo+ said:

Can you tell me how I request the swap to the other face pad?

 

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15 hours ago, Jazmac said:

 

I know how to replace it lol, just need to know how I request the face insert swap. Do I just log a ticket with their support team I guess

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Nothing but a Pixel 4a to replace my Samsung S7.

 

I had (and still have) set aside money to build a new computer ... but yea...

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Just now, Jim K said:

Pixel 4a

Ah yeah, I got one of those too. Replaced an Xperia XZ3 which has a broken antenna,

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