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CM Hyper 212 EVO $3.05

Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:21 am

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Re: CM Hyper 212 EVO $3.05

Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:53 am

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B005O65JXI/ref=dp_olp_all_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=all

I'd be a little leery... both of the listings at that price are from brand new 3rd party accounts with zero customer feedback.

OTOH, at that price it is difficult to go wrong unless they try to hit you up for unexpected additional fees (e.g. import duty, since it is coming from the UK).
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Re: CM Hyper 212 EVO $3.05

Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:02 am

3 bucks though...worth the gamble?
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Re: CM Hyper 212 EVO $3.05

Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:13 am

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3 bucks though...worth the gamble?

If you're looking for that style of HSF, then yeah.
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Re: CM Hyper 212 EVO $3.05

Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:49 am

Do you suppose there's any risk of fraud or identity theft, or would you be safe from behind Amazon's curtain?  (not sure how Amazon handles payments to 3rd party sellers)
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Re: CM Hyper 212 EVO $3.05

Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:09 am

If its too good to be true, it usually is.

That said, amazon payment does not pass CC # or really anything to the vendor but an authorization/confirmation of payment and contact info + shipping address.
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Re: CM Hyper 212 EVO $3.05

Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:10 am

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Do you suppose there's any risk of fraud or identity theft, or would you be safe from behind Amazon's curtain?  (not sure how Amazon handles payments to 3rd party sellers)

I sure hope there's no risk since I have one on order. I didn't see anyway to go wrong at $3.05, but you can never be sure. "If something seems to good to be true, it probably isn't" (or something like that)
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Re: CM Hyper 212 EVO $3.05

Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:53 am

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Do you suppose there's any risk of fraud or identity theft, or would you be safe from behind Amazon's curtain?  (not sure how Amazon handles payments to 3rd party sellers)

I sure hope there's no risk since I have one on order. I didn't see anyway to go wrong at $3.05, but you can never be sure. "If something seems to good to be true, it probably isn't" (or something like that)

I believe Amazon protects your privacy on 3rd party transactions, other than your shipping address (which the seller obviously needs to know).

My guess is that this "too good to be true" deal is either A) stolen merchandise; B) counterfeit merchandise; C) defective merchandise (i.e. returns); or D) they are going to try to hit you up for extra fees somehow. I find it hard to believe they could ship you a name-brand tower-style CPU cooler for $3.05 and make a profit.

Please let us know how it turns out.
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Re: CM Hyper 212 EVO $3.05

Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:06 pm

Meh, 3 bucks.  I'll be the guinea pig.
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Re: CM Hyper 212 EVO $3.05

Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:42 pm

I very much doubt that will even ship. Amazon will be in charge of the transaction which will limit it to $3.05 of your funds being given to the seller, and international shipping is $24.99 for 14-48 day standard international shipping, or $46.50 for expedited shipping.

The seller clearly doesn't know what they're doing and they've listed this incorrectly, as well as failed to setup their marketplace shop correctly. All of their international shipping is free because it's all been left blank. The seller will vanish and Amazon will credit your account $3.05 if they ever even deduct $3.05 from you in the first place.

If you do happen to receive a 212 EVO in the next six weeks, I'll laugh - mainly because someone is severely screwing up at Amazon. There's no way the seller could make a profit on that even if they were stolen goods; the real cost of listing, administration and packaging physical objects like that far outstrips the $3.05 per unit.
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Re: CM Hyper 212 EVO $3.05

Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:48 pm

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Meh, 3 bucks.  I'll be the guinea pig.

Me too. It's already ordered. Stay tuned...
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Re: CM Hyper 212 EVO $3.05

Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:51 pm

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I very much doubt that will even ship. Amazon will be in charge of the transaction which will limit it to $3.05 of your funds being given to the seller, and international shipping is $24.99 for 14-48 day standard international shipping, or $46.50 for expedited shipping.

The seller clearly doesn't know what they're doing and they've listed this incorrectly, as well as failed to setup their marketplace shop correctly. All of their international shipping is free because it's all been left blank. The seller will vanish and Amazon will credit your account $3.05 if they ever even deduct $3.05 from you in the first place.

If you do happen to receive a 212 EVO in the next six weeks, I'll laugh - mainly because someone is severely screwing up at Amazon. There's no way the seller could make a profit on that even if they were stolen goods; the real cost of listing, administration and packaging physical objects like that far outstrips the $3.05 per unit.


Yeah but...it's Cyber-Monday and you know...magic special double secret deals and all.
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Re: CM Hyper 212 EVO $3.05

Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:15 pm

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magic special double secret deals and all.


It's going to need to be better than double! Cheapest shipping I could find from the UK to the US is £12.49 via USPS, which is 16 bucks.

The postage alone is discounted by 81% and that assumes that there are no admin fees, import duty, amazon charges to the seller and also assumes that the item is stolen and worth nothing! Perhaps I'm wrong, but do USPS ever offer 81% discounts for lugging chunks of metal halfway around the planet during peak mail-order season?

Didn't think so.... :P
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Re: CM Hyper 212 EVO $3.05

Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:43 pm

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magic special double secret deals and all.


It's going to need to be better than double! Cheapest shipping I could find from the UK to the US is £12.49 via USPS, which is 16 bucks.

The postage alone is discounted by 81% and that assumes that there are no admin fees, import duty, amazon charges to the seller and also assumes that the item is stolen and worth nothing! Perhaps I'm wrong, but do USPS ever offer 81% discounts for lugging chunks of metal halfway around the planet during peak mail-order season?

Didn't think so.... :P

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Re: CM Hyper 212 EVO $3.05

Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:22 pm

Chrispy, nobody here is arguing against your logic.  But if someone wants to sell me something at a loss, I could care less.

[update] My order from seller "HuaguabiQW" has already been cancelled by Amazon.
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Re: CM Hyper 212 EVO $3.05

Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:48 am

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Chrispy, nobody here is arguing against your logic.  But if someone wants to sell me something at a loss, I could care less.

[update] My order from seller "HuaguabiQW" has already been cancelled by Amazon.


*update* I just received a shipping confirmation on my order. :) When I get it in my hands, I'll actually believe it. We'll see...
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Re: CM Hyper 212 EVO $3.05

Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:03 am

Which seller did you go with?
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Re: CM Hyper 212 EVO $3.05

Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:50 am

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[update] My order from seller "HuaguabiQW" has already been cancelled by Amazon.

*update* I just received a shipping confirmation on my order. :) When I get it in my hands, I'll actually believe it. We'll see...

Ahh, so it is really the same seller and they only had one of them. :lol:
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Re: CM Hyper 212 EVO $3.05

Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:07 am

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Which seller did you go with?

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Re: CM Hyper 212 EVO $3.05

Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:07 pm

*update*

Product was listed as "Shipped" on Amazon site. Tracking information led me to an address in Houma, LA. (I'm in SC) Tried to contact seller but email cannot be delivered because the seller has left the Amazon platform. I was issued a refund from Amazon.

It was a fun test, but we all knew what the outcome was going to be.

Now I'll be needing a cooler for my upcoming build in a few months. Suggestions? :)
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Re: CM Hyper 212 EVO $3.05

Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:09 pm

I went with a shotgun methodology and bought from 3 different sellers.  One order was cancelled by seller almost immediately, the other hasn't yet shipped (not optimistic about it actually shipping), the third says the package has shipped, no tracking info yet, but the ETA is 12/27-1/12.  I guess that's my gift-horse.  We'll wait and see.
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Re: CM Hyper 212 EVO $3.05

Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:14 pm

Thanks for the updates. Good experiments to run.
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