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Old 04-09-2021, 09:44 AM   #31
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well my gfx card has hdmi connector and one of my monitors has vga connector, i just ordered hdmi to vga adapter.
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Here in the UK, you sell it to Computer Exchange. Don't they have anything like that in Finland?
what kind of shop is that?

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Old 04-09-2021, 10:04 AM   #32
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well my gfx card has hdmi connector and one of my monitors has vga connector, i just ordered hdmi to vga adapter.
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Here in the UK, you sell it to Computer Exchange. Don't they have anything like that in Finland?
what kind of shop is that?
It's a chain of shops that buy and sell second-hand electronics and games. I bought both my main computer and my laptop off them. Although the stuff is old, they refurbish it and sell it with the usual guarantees.
 
Old 04-09-2021, 10:22 AM   #33
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i am sure there is shops like that in here. i know that there is shop(s) that sell used office computers, like when some company buys new computers those shops buy the old ones and resell em.

i just use/buy computers and parts from https://www.jimms.fi/ its a biggest computer shop here in finland.
and they have good customer service, like when i build my old computer i forgot to order cpu cooler they gave it to me free of charge.
 
Old 04-09-2021, 10:24 AM   #34
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..............Actually I hate buying stuff online because I don't feel safe doing it. I don't want my card details stored on servers all over the internet, where they can be skimmed by spyware and sold to crooks. Also I don't know how you tell a genuine site from one that just takes your money and doesn't provide the goods, and I won't buy from Amazon on principle. But a recommended site is a different matter........
Overall, I agree, but sometimes there isn't much choice these days. I share a Amazon Prime account with a relative. Prime accounts get free shipping, so that saves some money right there. What I've found is IF the item is sold and shipped by Amazon, I haven't had a problem. IF it is one of their third party "vendors" than you may have a problem. I put vendors is quotes as some of them are little more than thieves. I've been ripped off several times and swear I'll never buy another item via Amazon. OTOH, Amazon always steps up and will pay to return the item and credit the account. Sometimes it is more trouble than it is worth.
One positive thing is the variety of items you can find through Amazon. When a grandchild was born a few months ago I found, on Amazon, an outfit that will imprint the child's name and date of birth on the appropriately colored blanket. Couldn't find that around here if I walked every street in the greater metropolitan area. The outfit was on the other side of the country. I ordered in the morning and by that afternoon the blanket had been imprinted and shipped. One of the positive experiences among several negative experiences.
One of the local banks offers free accounts to "seasoned citizens" so I maintain a small account there and use it for online purchases. There is never enough in the account that if it was stolen I would be in financial trouble.
 
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At least one of my credit card issuers offers one-time-credit-card, I can go to their website and create myself a credit card which can be used only once. Good to tease those online services which demand you to sign up with promise you can cancel it any time and then you can go nuts trying to cancel it.
 
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At least one of my credit card issuers offers one-time-credit-card, I can go to their website and create myself a credit card which can be used only once. Good to tease those online services which demand you to sign up with promise you can cancel it any time and then you can go nuts trying to cancel it.
Many thanks.
Great idea.
I'll look into it.
 
Old 04-09-2021, 11:16 AM   #37
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There is more, it pays off to learn what you get. I have another credit card which extends all warranties by one year, say, I buy a washing machine or any appliance or gadget using this card and they will add one year to its warranty if I use their card. People never read those contracts what they sign ...
 
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I have a Barclaycard — I first got one when they were the only bank card in the UK! — which is set to a low credit limit and only used for online purchases. It was compromised once, about 20 years ago, but the first attempt to use it was blocked as over my limit.
 
Old 04-09-2021, 11:31 PM   #39
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I know that cathode ray tubes wear out but I always thought that flat screens don't because they don't get hot.
I've had very good luck with flat screens... except once. My old 24in LG widescreen monitor was working perfectly until the power switch failed. One day it was fine and the next morning I had trouble getting it to light up. The day after that it failed completely---the on/off switch had failed hard. Sadly, LG's case had no visible screws to allow someone to open it (shades of the old "No User Serviceable Parts Inside!" warning). They glued the case together so well that I gave up any thought of trying to replace the microswitch that had failed. If it had been a CRT whose power switch had failed, I could have opened the thing up and worked on it. Old technology: you can work on it. New technology: throw it away when it breaks. :^(
 
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Mine doesn't have screws either; I just checked.
 
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I have seen many, they all come apart, once the bezel is off you can see the screws.
 
  


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