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Amazon

Amazon

4/17/18

Amazon is not my first pick when it comes to shopping but I do like that they offer the wish list option which is a great way to keep up with things that I am interested in wither its for buying later or just looking at things I find interesting. Generally I save things in wish lists to share with friends or family that I think might benefit from them. I really like that pretty much anything & everything I have ever ordered from Amazon as a normal member has come in really fast shipping wise. That can be hard to come by now days with many sites even more those who have special programs or membership like PRIME.

I can not rate the returns because I have never had to return anything. I have only been burned once but that was many years ago on an airbed that bubbled up after first sleeping on it which they claimed would never happen. Not a big deal, I am long over that now.

Would I recommend this site to a friend, stranger, family, etc?
Yes, and I do quite often

Tip for consumers: You do not need Prime membership to get fast shipping with these guys though I am sure if you shop with them frequently it would be worth it to you in the long run money wise.

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Dell

Dell

4/17/18

The great thing about dell computers in my opinion is getting some of their older ones from people that just have them sitting around or around different sites from home users to gain from the parts. There are a lot of older dell pcs that you can get i7 CPUs in that still run for around $300 today & if you have the money could make some decent budget build computers to resell or use yourself. Personally I can not afford to do with or I would as most of these old computers only run at about $60-$100 if you just look around.

Rating Dell as a company I can not say anything bad about them though honestly I think everyone is better off building their own computers because there is always something that could have been better wither its the motherboard, the cpu, the power supply, or what ever. For the price it costs to buy a computer name, you can make an even better computer yourself in most cases.

I still give Dell 5 stars though because they do make some decent builds though I think prices are a bit much sometimes.

Best Buy

Best Buy

4/17/18

I have only bought from these guys online one time which was for a video card for a gaming computer I had built which I lost a few years back when someone took it. I have not ever had any bad dealings with them on eBay or in their stores. Generally they are quite polite & helpful trying their best to please the customer. I think that they provide a good wide variety of many items in their stores as well as online & on ebay as well.

Would I recommend them to others?
Yes, and I do quite frequently.

Tip for consumers: I have never had to return anything so I can not rate that service. I would however suggest that you check out their ebay shop if you haven't already.

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Sitejabber

Sitejabber

4/17/18

Just found this site the other day. I am glad I did as I find it very useful, and I am now promoting it on my own site as a normal link. I like to promote things I find useful that are ads free & may be useful to others. I really like this site as its easy to navigate, use, and post. Thank you very much to the owner/webmaster for a great site & service. Hope your around for many years to come.

Newegg

Newegg

4/17/18

I have ordered & used many items over the years from New Egg & in my opinion it is always useful even if you do not buy directly from them because they generally give in great detail about their inventory to give you the best possible information about what your interested in buying. Now days I am more inclined to buy from the eBay shop because I can avoid any extra charges like tax & shipping which is exactly the same price as it is on their site just minus the S/H & tax.

I would recommend New Egg to anyone who has use for what they offer.

Tip for consumers: Only had 2 items in the entire time I have dealt with New Egg that was the wrong item & they were very professional about fixing the problems. If you want a site/company that cares about their customers & will do their best to make things right, I vouch for New Egg.

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6pm

6pm

4/17/18

I see a lot of people on many sites asking about a good site to shop on for clothing, boots, shoes, etc. I have only shopped here a few times but never had any problems. My orders came in fast & the prices were awesome.

I can vouch for this site if your looking for great low prices on name brand goods!

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Walmart.com

Walmart.com

4/17/18

I love WalMart & I remember when it was nothing more then a little shop here in Tennessee not the big store it is today. I have shopped at WalMart for as long as I can remember. I shop their at least 1+ times a month for food, clothes, electronics, etc... They have a great variety off well prices items & inventory that comes in use in pretty much anything I need. I do not shop with them online as they experience has not always been the best being I had ordered a TV years ago that they did not have in stock but didn't have it listed that way, and it was suppose to take a few days to come in & I waited only to find it never showed up then I called to find out no one was going tot tell me & they still had my money. Of course with talking to someone human that got settled pretty fast. WalMart is awesome as a store, and I will continue to shop with them for year to come unless I die soon.

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu

4/17/18

I use Windows more then I do Linux but Ubuntu is a very good operating system & now even has more support for the gaming community as you can play many games via Steam. Ubuntu can run from both being installed on your computer as well as by running on DVD or USB in live mode & even get use of the internet not installed. I noticed that someone had said that it does not pickup their WiFi signal, chances are they are using a device that has no support like my AE6000 which cost me $45 which works perfect in Windows but will not work in Linux. Do not let this keep you from trying it out for yourself as I have not found any other problems with my WiFi in Linux Ubuntu or otherwise.

Features,

+ Will install on an old iMac
+ 100% Free
+ Great Support
+ Can play many games on Steam
+ Always has the correct time installing (Unlike Windows)
+ Has tons of free open source programs
+ Is not targeted with viruses & other harmful things (Unlike Windows)
+ Is more stable then Windows could ever hope to be
+ Can be run from install, DVD, or USB drive
+ Can be portable

You just need to try it for yourself & see if its something you would find useful or not. Unlike Windows you do not have to pay $199.99 every year because they can not stick with one version & make it better. Its 100% free for all versions, easy to download & burn. Just use Windows to burn the ISO to DVD or Rufus to burn to a USB drive.

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Getpaint.net

Getpaint.net

4/17/18

I have been using this program as long as I can remember. It is much easier to understand & use then the well known GIMP. It also works in layers & it great for pretty much all my image editing & creating needs. I especially love that I can make transparent images & text with it.

On note of other reviews I have never seen this program try to install anything 3rd party other then .NET Frameworks as its needed to run being it works in frames. The person who said it tries to install ad-ware is misinformed & must have installed from a 3rd party site that made changes to the installer. I know for a fact that it does not install ad-ware or anything harmful. If you download it from GetPaint.net you will not have such problems.

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CDW

CDW

4/17/18

I use to buy some items from them a long time ago as they have been around for quite some time. I know that one of my cousins buys all the computer/server related items for his business there & he swears by it.

I would in fact refer anyone here who has use for their inventory, but be sure to shop around like you should with any site. Unless you don't mind paying more, and not saying you will with these guys.

I give CDW 5 stars because I never had any issues with them.

Samsung

Samsung

4/17/18

Samsung to this day is one of my preferred name brands in many electronics from phones to TVs. They have made a lot of good products & I have very seldom if ever owned or used a product that they made that I had problems with or did not like. I give you guys 5 stars because you make good quality items & I hope you guys are around for years to come.

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InterPals.net

InterPals.net

4/17/18

I have not been on this site in a while but its not because its not a good site, but instead because I am not much for social sites. I tend to keep to myself a lot more these days so hanging out on dating sites or sites where you need to be active a lot just isn't my thing.

InterPals.net is a great please to meet new people, make new friends, and even to learn a new language. There are tons of people on this site & the only negative opinion I have about it is the script that makes them look like the have more users online then they do by making multiple copies of the same profile appear often in searches, and its done so badly you can easily notice it when you see the same face like 20 times on 3 different pages of searching. But this is not a good reason to avoid them because they actually have a lot of members who are real people with real profiles & their own pictures & content.

Would I recommend this site to others?
Yes, and I have for many years now.

Tip for consumers: When you make suggestions or have problems they are pretty good about replying back in a reasonable amount of time.

There are a lot of women on the site who will try to tell you that they love you without ever having had talked to or met you which really makes me mad, but that's what the block option is for.

All sites with membership have many types of people on them, and you really can not judge a site for that when they go out of their way to cut down on such members.

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IObit

IObit

4/17/18

This is now one of my lifetime sponsors to which I am given free use of the programs I had use for in exchange for promoting them on my website. I am a non profit webmaster & gamer. IOBit offers many great & useful programs & & also offer some programs free. One of my favorite programs is their "Start Menu" which I loved because of the fact that Windows 8 had removed the start menu when it first came out which I really hated. You can also use this in Windows 10 if needed for making custom start menus or icons. But they offer a whole lot more then this, and if you have need of a good software developer that cares about their customers & will get back to you within a reasonable amount of time with any problems that you may have, you need to give these guys a shot.

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IrfanView

IrfanView

4/17/18

IrfanView is one of my most used programs which is useful for many things from batch rename/resize/format, 3D borders, converting into icon files, making thumbnails, and so much more. I have used this program for many years & I promote it on my website. IrfanView is 100% free also.

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Steam

Steam

4/17/18

I have been on steam since 2007 & now own a little over 500+ games. I love steam & I would recommend it to anyone who games or would like to game from computers. No more need to worry about lost disks, scratches, stolen, lost keys, putting the disk in to play, or keeping up with your games, tools, etc because its always easy to download from any location to which you can login to your account. You can even share for family on multiple computers up to 5 I think as long as no one is playing that game at the time. Its a great game client to have & supports Windows, Linux, and Mac.

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Seagate

Seagate

4/17/18

The Seagate Barracuda is my #1 preferred hard drive type when it comes to computers. Everyone swears by WD but not me, I have had much better luck with Seagate then any other manufacture when it comes to hard drives. My first love was Quantum Fireball back when they made drives for non business as well because I know I must have reformatted my 20GB more then 1K times in the time I used it & it never failed just bigger drives came out so I moved on.

I love Seagate & I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a good quality drive.

Nitrado

Nitrado

4/17/18

I did not end up staying with these guys but I will say they tried very hard to make things right & to run smoothly for me being I had the lower priced hosting & there was never any lag no matter how I set things in game & anyone who has played ARK knows that it is a resource hog from hell with a lot of settings. They even let me swap between games, refunded me left over portion of money not used, and was just down right awesome.

If you want a .... good game server host who will go out of their way to make you feel important & do right by you. Go server.nitrado.net!

Would I recommend anyone to them?
I just did! GO server.nitrado.net!!!

Tip for consumers: If you have any problems with your server go to FaceBook & post a comment to them & they will go out of their way to help you.

No idea why they get so many bad reviews, but if you will notice they are the only company that Microsoft chose for hosting ARK on XBox One. That alone aught to tell you something.

Be patient, go to FB & wait, they will get back to you!

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MSI

MSI

4/29/18

I owned one of their boards a ways back in the last gaming build I built & I absolutely loved it. Sadly someone jacked both of my computers a few years back & I doubt I will ever be able to afford to build another but I stand by MSI 100% because in my opinion they make good quality products or at least all that I have bought & used have been. No idea on their laptops, but I have a sneaking suspicion the person dogging them either doesn't know how to use it or they just got a factory screw up. Also here is a thought, if that guy did indeed buy one of MSI's gaming laptops at Best Buy, he could easily return it problem solved. No loss.

The motherboard I had was the A88XM Gaming which was a FM2+ motherboard. I love their BIOS setup on the gaming boards.

Open Broadcaster Software

Open Broadcaster Software

4/17/18

When I first used this program many years ago I hated it because it was so hard to figure out how to setup & use. Thank god it has come a long way now & is much easier to setup & use. Outside D3DGear this is the program I use most for streaming. Its great for gaming, making how to videos, and more. You can stream to pretty much any site that you can access, and its new versions make it easy for pretty much anyone to use & operate.

Rufus

Rufus

4/17/18

For those looking for a good program to write your operating systems to a USB drive so that you can install via your USB instead of disk, this is a great program for you. Its easy to use, simple, and fairly quick. I have never had any failures using it myself. I use it mainly for making bootable USB drives for Ubuntu & Ubuntu Mate which are free to use Linux bases operating systems.

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