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I will never understand why people keep buying HP... its one of the worst brands ever... almost ALL HP COMPUTERS have overheating problems... and thats only one of the issues that they have...
Well, i used to work with HP back in the day so i had some legacy loyalty when I bought it. Maybe the last time, certainly hard to stay loyal with this kind of customer service response. Annoyingly, there was plenty of stuff on the laptop not properly backed up to the cloud, so going to lose lots of stuff if they stiff me. I am 100% certain they are making up a claim of water damage to not have to spend money on a new motherboard. Oldest trick in the book.
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Old 09.07.2014, 18:23
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Well, i used to work with HP back in the day so i had some legacy loyalty when I bought it. Maybe the last time, certainly hard to stay loyal with this kind of customer service response. Annoyingly, there was plenty of stuff on the laptop not properly backed up to the cloud, so going to lose lots of stuff if they stiff me. I am 100% certain they are making up a claim of water damage to not have to spend money on a new motherboard. Oldest trick in the book.
I guess that time changes... :P

Also Alienware used to be the best gaming laptops ever... now, since was bought by Dell, are just good laptops... nice built in quality and thats it...
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Old 16.07.2014, 12:26
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Re: Swiss rip-offs

I often think I do not understand the 'rip-off Switzerland' comments on here- because I live in a very cheap part of the country.

Yesterday I went to spend the day in Montreux, in the middle of the Jazz Festival. It cost us 9 CHF to park for about 7 hours in a central car-park. Then we went to the Palace and sat on the really posh terrasse and both had a fabulous sorbet and bottle of water- with someone playing the saxophone in the corner- best views of the lake and the Alps and thought it would cost a bomb, but was worth it. 14CHF for both of us- and fabulous service. At the Grand we had 2 very good coffees, again with live music and the most magnificent setting with great service- 8CHF. Better than 18 Euros for 2 coffees in Venice
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Old 16.07.2014, 12:54
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At the Grand we had 2 very good coffees, again with live music and the most magnificent setting with great service- 8CHF.
You did well. It costs me 4 CHF for a coffee in the company canteen - self service and a view of some scaffolding and the noise of roadworks.
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Old 16.07.2014, 14:36
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Better than 18 Euros for 2 coffees in Venice
Umm, when I go to Venice, I pay about EUR 3 for two coffees (which is 50% more than the standard Italian price).

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Old 16.07.2014, 14:43
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I will never understand why people keep buying HP... its one of the worst brands ever... almost ALL HP COMPUTERS have overheating problems... and thats only one of the issues that they have...
True; mine is just coming up to 52C according to my temperature app.
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Re: Swiss rip-offs

Try calling out an ambulance !!

no change from 1,200 chf !

You may have to pay first then claim back .... minus the deductible
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Old 16.07.2014, 16:32
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Try calling out an ambulance !!

no change from 1,200 chf !

You may have to pay first then claim back .... minus the deductible
If you actually need an ambulance to save your life I think its a bargain. If you could take a taxi then you should.
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Old 16.07.2014, 17:13
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If you actually need an ambulance to save your life I think its a bargain. If you could take a taxi then you should.
If I'm so bloody that a taxi refuses me, I'll crawl there. If I'm unconsious, roll me to a gutter until I recover or start rotting.

I wonder whether to get a "DNA" tattoo on my forehead - Do not ambulate.
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Old 22.07.2014, 14:09
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I will never understand why people keep buying HP... its one of the worst brands ever... almost ALL HP COMPUTERS have overheating problems... and thats only one of the issues that they have...
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True; mine is just coming up to 52C according to my temperature app.
Apropos of nothing, publicity seems to fix the overheating problem.

I had this problem for months including so hot that the PC automatically switched off, tried all sorts of fixes;
  • ran disk tools and also changed the disk
  • ran all sorts of malware, spyware and anti virus stuff
  • disabling applications that took a lot of resource
  • blew compressed air through the vents (recommended by HP fix)
  • ran all sorts of PC tools and test

Then I posted here and now it never exceeds 45C
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Re: Swiss rip-offs

The other day I went to visit my doctor coz of sore throat.
And I end up spending something like CHF 250 which I found outrageous...
It's nearly 10 times what I paid back home :/
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Old 27.07.2014, 21:02
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The other day I went to visit my doctor coz of sore throat. And I end up spending something like CHF 250 which I found outrageous... It's nearly 10 times what I paid back home :/
Well, what was actually done? Can you show us the invoice?
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Old 27.07.2014, 21:11
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Well, what was actually done? Can you show us the invoice?

Clearly was not just a consultation as anyone who lives here well knows.
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Old 27.07.2014, 21:40
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Try calling out an ambulance !!

no change from 1,200 chf !

You may have to pay first then claim back .... minus the deductible
I remember one time in the Detroit suburbs, it had to be about the years 1993 or so, someone called an ambulance for me, I sure didn't call it. I couldn't I was knocked to the ground and covered in blood(the other guys apparently), and that trip, which was 10 miles in distance, cost me 5000 US dollars.
On a different day, 3 years later, I was crossing an intersection, where the traffic signals failed, and a Dodge Sebring hit me going 45 mph. I was on a mountain bike, and I crash thru the windshield, into the front seat of the woman, who decided in shock, to slam on the brakes, thus ejecting me some distance back onto the concrete. I did a 3 out of 5 in damage on the police report to her car.


They flew in a helicopter, where I had enough strength to waive it off. Told them I refused to be airlifted(I was still paying off the last ambulance experience). EMS drivers refused to leave me there, and told me, if I could not afford it, they collectively would pay that ride to the hospital.


I still accepted the responsibility of the payments at the hospital. And even if the fault in the end fell on the driver, as the city denied any wrong doing, that driver gave false ID, false insurance info, and a false address. So, because someone has to pay for everything, I got the bill. I mean, I had to even pay for the dude who cleaned the broken glass up from the car that hit me. That bill was around 12,000.


So 1200 for an ambulance in a country I make 4 times as much for the same job back at home? Yeah, not bad.
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Re: Swiss rip-offs

In singapore, you might get charged 100 singapore dollars if you call a public ambulance and the doctor deems your situation non emergency (free if it is a true emergency). I used to think that was costly. Needless to say, switzerland has changed my mind.
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Re: Swiss rip-offs

Had my postfinance credit card blocked while overseas because a self service fuel pump wouldn't accept it.

Called up PostFinance and they send they have to send a new PIN via mail, and charge CHF 20 for unblocking it!!!
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Old 14.09.2014, 16:33
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Had my postfinance credit card blocked while overseas because a self service fuel pump wouldn't accept it.

Called up PostFinance and they send they have to send a new PIN via mail, and charge CHF 20 for unblocking it!!!
Did you tell the bank in advance that you would be traveling outside of Switzerland before using it? I had my card blocked before when I was just over the border in France. I don't understand the 20 CHF charge though. Did you protest it?
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Re: Swiss rip-offs

buying a bed

no mattress and no slats

about 500 chf

and 1000chf when you have finished

easier to build one
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Old 14.09.2014, 17:10
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buying a bed

no mattress and no slats

about 500 chf

and 1000chf when you have finished

easier to build one
Sounds like a shitty matress. I spent 800chf on just the matress and it's super comfortable
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Old 14.09.2014, 18:01
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The other day I went to visit my doctor coz of sore throat.
And I end up spending something like CHF 250 which I found outrageous...
It's nearly 10 times what I paid back home :/
What sort of doctor was it, where and what tests were requested and done???

I went to see a Senior orthopeadic surgeon last month- he spent at least 30 mins listening to my medical history and injuries, thoroughly examined me and tested knee movement, etc. He offered to do MRI and x-rays but said there was no need as such, as with his experience, examination and history- he could tell my knee was well by its sell-by-date and would need replacing at some point. He advised to keep as active as poss, as I do now- that physio would be a waste of time- and to come back to him when I am ready for a knee replacement. Got the bill today on return from hols.... an outrageous

35.95 chf

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