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Deal Extreme: extreme suck-ass

There is this website, dealextreme.nl, which sells all kinds gadgets for low prices. I bought two SD-to-IDE addapters, so that I could put a solid state disk in my router.

The first one I tried caused the computer not to boot, crash, hang, etc. The second one I tried had the missing pin in the IDE connector in the wrong place, so you couldn’t put an IDE cable in:

Other people I know have ordered things like batteries that can only be charged once.

I’m never buying anything from that piece of shit site again.


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      Comment by Rowan Rodrik
      On October 31, 2010 at 00:15

      Wiebe,

      I’ve kind of (temporarily) fixed the image upload issue for this draft. Afterwards I have taken the liberty to hit the Publish button, thinking: “This thing has been waiting in the queue since October 10; it must be growing inpatient to embarrass Deal Extreme.” I hope I didn’t think wrong.

      Another liberty I took is adding a nofollow attribute to the link. We don’t want to leak any of our precious PageRank to them, do we?

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      Comment by halfgaar
      On November 3, 2010 at 11:56

      Excellent.