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ad441

Member since Aug 2007 • Last active Jan 2019

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    This seems like a good place to rant about Hermes...

    Won a (bargain) radio mic on ebay back in early December. Seller sent via Hermes.... despite being in all day nothing turned up. I then got a message saying it had been 'delivered to reception'. Being my house there is no reception, it wasn't dumped on doorstep or bins or with neighbours.
    Ebay generally great for refunds, but not when the tracking says the item has been delivered.
    Seller has been helpful enough, but clearly doesn't want to just refund me if he doesn't have to. Have been engaged in battle with Hermes' hopeless customer service ever since. All ebay requires to refund me is a clear email from Hermes saying they have not delivered the parcel to my specific address. This seems beyond Hermes to provide. I have clear emails from them stating the 'parcel can not be found', but whoever they've outsourced their customer service to is incapable of actually reading emails and invariably just tells me I need to contact my retailer.
    God it's frustrating.
    Am going to pursue this to the bitter end (paypal dispute if ebay fails, money claim online if all else fails).
    I don't even know why I'm writing this really... it makes a change from sending yet another email to Hermes though.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Well the deal was that I'll put money in, in return for being able to use it for work when we're away from home.... But she gets to set it up how she wants + I'm not allowed to put any stickers on it...
    We've been together long enough that we can probably make this arrangement work with only minimal arguing.
    To be honest I'm also quite keen on it being fairly slim/light, so sure we can find some sort of compromise. Will have a look at those Dells now.

    @JB I intermittently have huge amounts of data to deal with, but depends what I'm editing. Being realistic though, I'm not going to be attempting to edit anything major on it. But the ability to put 100gb or so on it now and then probably makes a 500gb drive essential. I've got a fast external drive though so suspect I'd just use that.

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    She wants light (is to replace a macbook), I want powerful (fantasies of some of my video editing work becoming portable)...
    This isn't an ideal combination is it?

    I notice it's in stock in Brixton Currys, so we could fairly easily go and look at it while also enjoying some of the world's most hopeless customer service.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Thanks, yes - have two 500gb SSDs in my desktop PC and they make a huge difference. I worry that 256gb is a little on the lowside - though that's more for me occasionally using it where I'd be working off an external drive. For what my partner needs it'd probably be fine.
    I'm a bit lost with laptops really - with a desktop one I'd just put in a bigger SSD, but I presume that invalidates warranties, etc.
    I'm totally out of touch with processors these days, so good to know that i5 is worth looking for.

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    Yes, I'd been looking at stuff on there based on the links further up. I'm just a bit lost with what's actually good/fast with laptops... The choice is a bit overwhelming.

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    Looking for a £600ish Windows 10 laptop for my partner - priority being reasonably light/not too bulky and capable of me using for occasional basic video editing. Anyone have any good suggestions, bargains, etc?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Then I'd have no excuse for being slow

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Your bike felt like an armchair compared to mine.

  • in Photography
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    Ok, this is probably a really stupid question that I suspect I know the answer to already. But...
    I have an old Century Optics fisheye I used to use for skate filming. (37mm 'baby death lens'). Is there any way I could mount this on a Sony A6500? I presume it's just way too narrow to mount to any lens for the camera?

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