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Fry's Elec
Rating 2/10
modified review posted Jul-30-2004

“I tried ordering a Geforce 6800 GT graphics card. When I ordered it said in stock. They IMMEDIATLEY charge my credit card, which should not be done until an item is shipped.

I call to check on it later and talk to a grumpy and unfriendly sales rep who tells me that my item is out of stock. I cancel my order, however now outpost STILL has a hold on my credit card which means I can't use it to order the product somewhere else until they get around to taking the hold off.”

Page Computer /
Rating 2/10
modified review posted Jul-26-2004

“I ordered a PNY Gefroce 6800 GT for 332$. At the time of my order it was IN STOCK. Later that day, they canceled my order, saying it was out of stock. The SAME DAY, when I inquire they tell me they have more in stock, but this shipment now costs 405$

Terrible company.”

Rating 2/10
modified review posted Jul-22-2004

“I placed an order for the PNY Geforce 6800GT on July 16 2004. The item was on pre-order which is fine. I found this deal on forums.anandtech.com in the hot deals section. Monday, there was a hold on my credit card and my order said it had been sent to a regional warehouse for shipping. Wed. that week others on the forum reported a shipping of their cards, people who had ordered AFTER I did. My order status has now changed to Status: We are waiting for additional information so we can process your Internet order. The pirce has now jumped to over 450$, which is a price raise of over 100$ past the original 337$

This company uses bait and switch tactics that should be illegal.


They contacted me about paying the new higher price, and I wrote them back. You see, they told me that the reason they had to raise the price is because the manufacturer raised prices on them. Well, I can get this card direct from the manufacturer for over 50$ LESS than provantage is charging. I asked them why they raised the price 50$ above the MSRP when I know that the price that resellers get this card for is 312$, consumers get if ro 399$ from the manufacturer, and provantage wants over 450$ for it, claiming that the manufacturer raised their prices.”

modified review This review was modified by zduckett on July 26 2004 02:07:22 AM

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Total Reviews 4
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Member Since 20-Apr-04
Last visit 30-Apr-04

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