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    Valve Index return policy

    I most likely should just ask valve or check the product page but is there a return policy ?
  2. cageymaru

    Tesla Raises Prices to Keep More Retail Stores Open

    Tesla has announced that is going to raise prices 3% to keep more of its retail locations open. Some stores in high visibility locations will be reopened. These stores will have fewer employees, but test drives will be available. Some stores are under review and a decision will be made over the...
  3. AlphaAtlas

    Cryptocurrency Mining Slowdown Could Lead to GPU Price Cuts

    Industry analysts recently claimed that AMD, Nvidia, and their manufacturing and retail partners are sitting on tons of unsold GPUs they made during the cryptocurrency mining craze, and now, Digitimes' industry sources say that they've begun cutting prices to get rid of them. More specifically...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    Amazon Announces Plan to Fight Counterfeits

    Despite Amazon's best efforts so far, the retailer's online storefront is still filled with counterfeit or bogus products that are frequently accompanied by fake 5-star reviews. Earlier this month, the FTC brought the hammer down on one such merchant with a $12.8 million dollar fine, and today...
  5. AlphaAtlas

    Digitimes Claims that Memory is Cheap, and that AMD is Gaining Market Share

    Citing industry sources, a recent report from Digitimes claims that prices for 1TB "gaming" SSDs fell more than 50% since 2018. According to their data, a 1TB SSD used to cost 10,000 New Taiwan Dollars (about $324 USD), whereas they're going for NT$3000-5000 ($97-$160) tody. This seemingly lines...
  6. AlphaAtlas

    Intel Core i9-9900KF Listed at U.S. Retailers

    Twitter user and dataminer momomo_us just spotted an Intel Core i9-9900KF listed at B&H Photo and Video, and a quick search on Google shows that NextWarehouse and NeutronUSA have the processor up for sale too. Unfortunately, B&H has the i9-9900KF priced at $582.50, which is significantly higher...
  7. cageymaru

    A.I. Powered Self-Checkout System Identifies the Food on Your Plate

    Engineering students at Jiao Tong University in Shanghai have invented an artificial intelligence (A.I.) powered self-checkout system called AEYA-Go that scans and identifies the food on customer's plates. The A.I. accomplishes this task by distinguishing the unique color and pattern of various...
  8. AlphaAtlas

    Memory Prices Are Coming Back Down to Earth

    As many of you already know, early 2018 was a bad time to build a new PC. The price of new DDR4 was offensively high about a year ago, and the recent cryptocurrency craze didn't help video card prices either. Media outlets and research firms like DramXchange and Digitimes have been prophesizing...
  9. cageymaru

    Amazon Breaks Its Holiday Sales Records for Most Items Ordered Worldwide

    Amazon has announced that it has broken its holiday sales record for most items sold worldwide. Consumers purchased millions of Amazon products such as the Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick, Kindle and more. Alexa was used to set 100 million timers this holiday season and the last package delivered via...
  10. AlphaAtlas

    Amazon is Reportedly Tired of Selling Low Cost Items

    According to "major brand executives and people familiar with the company's thinking," Amazon is allegedly moving away from selling low cost, low profit items. "CRaP," as they call it, simply isn't worth the effort, and Amazon is either removing the "Can't Realize a Profit" items from their...
  11. AlphaAtlas

    Discord Store Announces 90/10 Developer Revenue Split

    Epic Games seems to have kicked off an arms race between PC game storefronts. When Epic announced the store, they told the public that developers would get 88% of all sales revenue, as opposed to the 70% cut developers and publishers get on Steam. Valve quickly lowered the rates for large-volume...
  12. DooKey

    Amazon is Expanding Their Check-Out Free Retail Concept

    Several months ago we shared a story with you about Amazon and their new Amazon Go store in Seattle. This store features a check-out free concept. Pick up what you want and walk out. This concept has apparently worked well for Amazon and they are opening a second store in Seattle that's even...
  13. R

    Best Buy Stops Selling Huawei Phones

    cNet is reporting that Best Buy has ceased ordering Huawei smartphones, and will stop selling its products over the next few weeks. Best Buy declined to comment o the decision, however this is a bad turn for Huawei, as it had been trying to establish a presence in the U.S for some time. While...
  14. R

    Toys R Us Is Closing All Its U.S Stores

    Apparently there isn't going to be anywhere that a kid can be a kid soon. The Washington Post is reporting that Toys R Us is planning to sell or close all 800 of its U.S stores six months after they filed for bankruptcy. The closing will affect as many as 33,000 jobs as the 60 year old mainstay...
  15. R

    Stores Use Database To Track And Decline Returns

    NBC News is reporting that major retailers are using a database ran by an analysis firm called "The Retail Equation" to track and deny returns. The database uses unknown thresholds to calculate weather or not a shopper is a risk, and subsequently denying them the ability to return a product to a...
  16. R

    Retailers Face A Hard Decision, To Sell On Amazon Or Not

    In an article from TheStreet, companies have been facing a tough decision, to sell on Amazon, or not. In order to reach more customers, companies like Nike, Microsoft, Sears, and Samsung have begun selling on Amazon. Natalie Kotlyar, a leader of BDO's Consumer Business Practice said companies...
  17. FrgMstr

    AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Retail CPU Overclocking X 2 @ [H]

    AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Retail CPU Overclocking X 2 - We have seen what the Ryzen 7 1700 sampled to us by AMD would do when it comes to overclocking, but what happens when you purchase a 1700 CPU? We went out and purchased one online and one locally and put these to test to find out their...