Archive | November 21, 2019

ASUS (US) Support Appears To Resorting To Blatant Fraud To Avoid Honoring Warranties.

by Anura Guruge

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I am shocked, disappointed and frustrated. Until this, I was a HUGE, 12+ year fan of ASUS. I have bought tons of ASUS products: motherboards, tablets & PC. ‘Funnily’ (touch wood) we never had any issues with any of these. So, we never had to deal with ASUS support.

So, this is our first encounter with them. It was an ASUS VivoBook F510UA we bought for our 19-year old to take to college.

Two months later it just died. Just died.

It has taken this long to get it to ASUS Support.

It was sent with NO damages. 2-months old. It was pristine.

Now they are sending these pictures and claiming it arrived damaged. Their word against that of our daughter’s.

Seems like fraud. Not sure how we can resolve this.

Any ideas?

Yes, we are going to file a ‘Better Business Bureau’ complaint tomorrow.


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Selfies My Way — Beaujolais Nouveau Day, Without A Wine Glass; November 21, 2019.

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Beaujolais Nouveau day. One of the few days in the year when you are likely to see a picture of I which is NOT a selfie — but, I will invariably be holding a glass (or drinking a glass) of Beaujolais Nouveau. So, I thought I should do a selfie without the glass of wine. This was at Market Basket, Rochester, before I got home with the bottles of wine.

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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — November 21, 2019.

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Beaujolais Nouveau 2019 [Georges Duboeuf] — THE Review: Very Fruity, Much Milder, Tangy But V. Smooth; Extremely Pleasant.

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By far the fruitiest it has been in many years. That is NOT a bad thing. Feels very organic, makes you one with the earth. Yes, of course, there is the tanin but the fruitiness distracts from it — one could even say overpowers it. That, to I, is the highlight of the Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2019 — it is noticeably ‘fruity’. That is GOOD. Makes it very easy and pleasant on the palate. You might have to be careful. It is, from what I can see, extremely easy to imbibe.

When I opened the bottle there wasn’t much of a bouquet. That worried me slightly, but it was unnecessary. This is a decent Beaujolais Nouveau.

It is probable that wine connoisseurs will scoff it as being too sweet and ‘mellow’. C’est la vie. This is Beaujolais Nouveau, and by definition it does not set out to be pretentious. It is $10.99 a bottle this year. Not sure whether it has, again, gone up a $1 since last year. It wasn’t that long ago when it was $7.99. But, at $10.99 it is NOT BAD — actually it is quite good.

I like it. But, I am not a poseur. I have simple, humble tastes that becomes and befits my humble roots and modest circumstances. SMILE. I am not into indulging in $60 bottles of wine.

I like a wine that is congenial. Wine that doesn’t demand — cry out for — attention. Alas, I rarely have time for social drinking! I imbie while I am writing or watching cricket on TV. I want my wine to be pleasing but not be the center of attention. This Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2019 does that. It is a very congenial, convivial wine. I love it.

I know that the 5 bottles I got will be gone soon. That will not be a problem.

I like it, I like it a lot. It is very easy on the palate and gentle on your well-being. It is pleasant and silky. That fruitiness is near ‘priceless’.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. SMILE.


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You Can Get Shear Pins For ‘Cub Cadet’ Snow Blowers, Even For 3-Stage, At Amazon With FREE Shipping.

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Yes, you can buy them, of course, from ‘Cub Cadet‘, BUT they charge nearly $8 for shipping. That is crazy.

Luckily I found these, which is EXACTLY the right Part #, viz., 738-05273, on Amazon. Yes, I ordered them.

My 3-stage requires two different types of Shear Pins. Can’t find the other on Amazon. But, I am going to do my best not to get it from ‘Cub Cadet‘.

BEWARE. BEWARE of Cub Cadet.


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