Computer Hardware Shortages

 

I repaired a laptop 2 months ago, and found a deal on 1TB SSD from Micro Center.... Seagate Barracuda SSD... When I registered it at Seagate I discovered it had a 5 year Warranty!! Immediately became my new "goto" drive.... because of the Name & Warranty!

Couple weeks later, When a second laptop needed updating, immediately ordered another, when I found it was still on sale....

Next day I get an email indicating that it might be delayed... back-ordered, with no idea when shipment would arrive...

Following day I get another email, with tracking info.... OK... I guess it Isn't Backordered!

Got in in 2 days (Sunday via Fed-Ex, and I did not pay for expedited delivery!)....

As I was registering it... I found that the MFG Date Code was 3.5 Weeks Before the day I was registering it at Seagate's site!!!

WOW! THAT IS TIGHT!!!!

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A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

bad experience with dell

In December I bought his and her’s Dell laptops. The first was replaced by early January. It had some clock error and I had to reload the UEFI frequently. The second one had a graphics problem (green vertical bars) and I shipped that back. They received it on 29 March and in a day or three diagnosed the problem. The part was first expected to be available on the 18th, then the 25th, and now it’s availability is completely uncertain.

I am really impressed with the Dell hardware’s ability to recover itself, it’s diagnostics, and their tech support staff. I am decidedly unimpressed with my need for all that support.

So far this had been a bad experience.

Any English teachers or writers out there? Please criticize my use of his and her’s, particularly the single apostrophe. Thanks.

His and hers

I'm not an English teacher, but I believe the apostrophe is always correctly omitted from the word "hers" no matter the context or use of the word. "It's hers," "his and hers," etc. are correct with no apostrophe.

I'm waffling though on the correct way to word your first sentence. "...his and her laptops"? "...his and hers laptops"? "...his-and-her laptops"? etc.

There are many webpages discussing various grammar debates and common goofs, but I couldn't find anything specifically covering "his and her" or "his and hers" that way, as a modifier of a pair of objects. We've all heard the phrase, but I'm not sure how it should be written correctly.

If it had to be right, I'd just reword it, e.g.: "I bought a pair of Dell laptops, one for me and one for my girlfriend" or "...and one for my wife" or "...and one for her."

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Try shopping for higher end

Try shopping for higher end cpus (amd 5900x), video cards, power supplies and motherboards. Lots of demand, very little supply.

Lost Anyway,,, thanks

Thanks.

No surprise here

JanJ wrote:

Couple weeks later, When a second laptop needed updating, immediately ordered another, when I found it was still on sale....

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As I was registering it... I found that the MFG Date Code was 3.5 Weeks Before the day I was registering it at Seagate's site!!!

WOW! THAT IS TIGHT!!!!

It sounds like their inventory system was working like they planned. Several decades ago many industries adopted what is called JIT (Just In Time) inventory control. To minimize the amount of money tied up in hardware that has been manufactured but not yet sold, they try to keep the minimum possible inventory on hand while still being able to immediately fulfill a purchase when received. Thus the "Just In Time" nickname.

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His and who's?

Lost Anyway wrote:

I'm not an English teacher, but I believe the apostrophe is always correctly omitted from the word "hers" no matter the context or use of the word. "It's hers," "his and hers," etc. are correct with no apostrophe.

I'm waffling though on the correct way to word your first sentence. "...his and her laptops"? "...his and hers laptops"? "...his-and-her laptops"? etc.

There are many webpages discussing various grammar debates and common goofs, but I couldn't find anything specifically covering "his and her" or "his and hers" that way, as a modifier of a pair of objects. We've all heard the phrase, but I'm not sure how it should be written correctly.

If it had to be right, I'd just reword it, e.g.: "I bought a pair of Dell laptops, one for me and one for my girlfriend" or "...and one for my wife" or "...and one for her."

"his and her" is the correct grammar but I gotta tell ya, "his and hers" sounds way cooler.

Phil

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"No misfortune is so bad that whining about it won't make it worse."

Speaking of SSD... I just

Speaking of SSD... I just bought a 120GB HP SATA III SSD at Staples for $6.46 + tax. It's an extremely cheap upgrade for my old dual core laptop that can't use anything but SATA HD. Speed is much better now, more responsive.

Here's the product:
https://www.staples.com/hp-solid-state-harddrive-p600-portab...

Online price is $25 but in store price is $6.46.

I know

at work, we've been waiting 3 mos for $3,000 tablets. First there were no chips, now no glass, and then the peripherals (we get a scanner on the back and a fully ruggedized case, those are backordered further into the future than the tablets themselves).

We do use desktops and those are 3 weeks, laptops much more. Now how about specialized industrial printers? One would have never guessed that stuff that is so expensive, could possibly be unavailable.

I guess at home it was good I got that ThinkPad last summer.

I don't think the lawnmower taking a month is such, it's made in USA, that's hoarding lol (they are all up in MA and CT) For fun I punched in places that are heavily populated, like Seattle WA, nothing in stock. What I suspect is people in New England still DIY, other places people pay for lawn care, like where I live...