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  1. Ive been out looking at laptops with the wife's sister and spotted this ASUS laptop on sale , while checking its specification I noticed on the laptops screen was a 7-11 shop logo , I asked the sales boy what that was about and he said that the laptop came with a 2 year warranty and if there's a problem within the first 7 days , the laptop will be exchanged for a new one at that store , should there be a problem after the first 7 days , go to the ASUS web site and download and print 2 forms then take the laptop and completed forms to your nearest 7-11 shop who then will arrange a repair under the warranty agreement . When the sales boy first said the words 7-11 shop , I could not help but at him , but on asking the sales boy again if this 7-11 option is correct and hearing his reply of yes , the thought of TiT flashed into my mind So has any one taken their laptop / PC into a 7-11 shop for repair ?
  2. Yes I thought the cost was on the high side , but the dealer has you by the short and curlies , if you don't have the service done at an official Suzuki dealership ( and in the province I live all Suzuki dealerships are owned by the same person ) then the vehicles warranty will not be honored , so for the next three years if I want to keep the warranty active I have to pay what they demand for any servicing cost
  3. This TiT curse can certainly be frustrating , I was quite surprised when the sales assistant actually admitted in front of the assembled staff that she had made a mistake Some may thinks its best not to stand your ground when confronted with some thing that is obviously incorrect or wrong , or just smile and pay the requested amount , as not to cause a fuss or embarrass people , or even accept the situation and move on like a good little boy
  4. I agree may be the pressure washer did cause this problem ,( but not sure ) but no one at the dealership when purchasing the vehicle ever said do not use a pressure washer , and nothing is shown in the owners manual that warns owners not to use a pressure washer . I think there must be a high numbers of forum members here who have their vehicles pressure washed without giving it a second thought . After the original sales assistant admitted that she did say '' everything '' is under warranty during the first year, that should have been enough . The service department manager should have said , look be very careful if you use a power washer as it could damage this part , then the service manager should have said , no charge for the new clutch fork rubber boot cover , just for good customer relations , but no they continued to push us for payment
  5. A bit of a ramble , so here goes So I took my Suzuki Carry to the dealership I originally purchased it from for its 1st 10,000kn service . Cost for the oil filter + oil ( no charge for the labor ) total 1,750 Baht The service department receptionist came to me as I sat waiting in the service lounge area and said that there would be an extra charge of 590 Baht to replace a clutch fork rubber boot cover . I then went over to my vehicle which was up in the air on a hydraulic lift , to see what this problem was. The service engineer then pointed to an opening on the the engines clutch assembly area ( Screen shot below ) . Inside the clutch assembly opening was a flexible rubber boot that should cover the outside access area ( Red arrow in screen shot ) but in fact the cover was now deep inside the clutch assembly area. I pulled the rubber boot out by hand ( Screen shot below ) . The rubber exterior boot should look like this ( Screen shot below ) and this is how the damaged clutch fork rubber boot cover looked when I pulled it out So then thinking back to when I purchased the vehicle , when I asked the original sales assistant about the warranty and what it covered , she said in the first year '' Everything “' , so when I now reminded the service department receptionist that I had been told in the first year the warranty would cover '' Everything '' why am I being asked to pay 590 Baht to replace this clutch fork rubber boot cover ? The answer came back that this particular part was not covered under the vehicles warranty as its considered a consumable part , I was then shown in the vehicles warranty book , a small one line passage about the consumable parts ( in Thai ) . And yes I had not gone through the warranty description things by each item with the original sales assistant , as she had confirmed that in the first year '' Every thing '' would covered under the three year warranty period. On hearing my comment about the original sales assistant and how she had said that '' Every thing'' is under warranty during the vehicles first year , the service department receptionist then said , are you sure that our sales assistant said to you that '' Every thing '' is covered under warranty during the first year , my answer was yes. The original sales assistant was sent for and she confirmed that she had in fact told me and my Thai wife that '' Every thing '' is under warranty during the first year of the vehicles life . She apologized and offered to pay ½ the cost of the new clutch fork rubber boot cover. Now I know its normal with some warranty's that things like tiers are not covered , but what I would call engine / clutch / parts should be included in at least the first year of warranty period. On hearing the original sales assistant admitting her mistake, the service department receptionist asked if we had been taking the vehicle to any car wash shops to have the vehicle cleaned , I said yes we take it to our local car wash shop , the service department receptionist then said , was a power washer used to clean the vehicle , I said yes to remove all the mud and dirt under the vehicle . The service department receptionist then said , it was our fault that this rubber rubber boot cover had been damaged , due to a pressure power washer being used to wash under the vehicle , and we should approach the local car cleaning shop for compensation . So I then said to the service department receptionist , if that's the case and no power pressure washer should be used in case it damages a consumable part , please show me where in the vehicle owners manual the page it says …. Do not use a pressure power washer machine on the vehicle due to possible damage of consumable parts . The the service department receptionist , just smiled and walked off . We ended up paying 50% of the clutch fork rubber boot cover cost . Its no so much the cost of the clutch fork rubber boot cover . It was the fact that the original sales assistant had admitted her mistake , yet we were still being asked to pay for a part that in my opinion should be covered in the warranty , and to top it all then we were told that it was our fault for taking the vehicle to our local car wash shop, and letting them use a power washer to clean under the vehicle. The other thing just looking at the damaged clutch fork rubber boot cover , I can not really see how that sort of damaged could be done by a water pressure washer , but then again how did the clutch fork rubber boot cover end up looking like it does ? , and surely Suzuki knows that a product like the Suzuki Carry truck will be cleaned by people using water power washers , so why fit a clutch fork rubber boot cover that can not stand power washing ? Rant over
  6. I'm not really up to date on motoring gadgets , so can some one please explain why I keep seeing more and more cars with some sort of round tube running across the vehicles back window, and what are the small round holes drilled into the car rear bumper for ? , and do I need to have them on my car .
  7. What kind of person takes a cruise not for a week or a month, but for the rest of his life? Meet Mario Salcedo, who says that nearly 20 years of nonstop cruise ship living have made him “The Happiest Guy in the World” — though the truth of that claim may be in the eye of the beholder. I'm not sure this lifestyle would suit me , living for 20 years on cruise ship would no doubt drive me up the wall . But then again may be the guy's right and it does have more advantages than a normal land based life . Could you see your self spending the rest of your life living on a cruise ship . .
  8. A bit off topic , when buying a new SD memory card from the internet ( Lazada / Ebay ) which as I live out in the bush is an easier option , how do you tell / check that the new SD memory card is genuine and not some crappy copy , fake before you buy one . What do you do to check ? Any thoughts .
  9. Thanks for the link . Ive just heard that Lazada are having a sale between 25th - 27th of April so I'm going to check that out . I happened to mention that I'm looking for a new Android tablet to use in bed to a Thai neighbor and that my idea was to lay in bed holding a light and thin 7-8 inch screen device to watch films . The neighbor said that he also had a tablet that he and his wife used in bed , but the tablet had a 10.6 inch screen and weighed around 600g . I said , that must be very heavy to hold all the time . This is what the neighbor is using ........ https://www.lazada.co.th/products/avantree-minitable-tb101-i8534036-s10717382.html?search=1 After seeing the neighbors laptop table , it seems to be a good idea that opens up more options for my new tablet relating to weight / thinness / screen size. So ive ordered the same table to see how it feels , if it works out ok , then my hunt for a new Android tablet may become easier. Now where can I find an Android 12'' tablet
  10. Am I detecting a closet Apple Fan Boy ? Come on admit it , your among friends here
  11. its funny you bring up an iPad , not so long ago I was out shopping and killed some time by wandering around the malls Apple shop . Ive never had an iPad so I did not know what to really expect , its was a shock when I picked up an iPad Pro , first how light it was second how thin it was and what a fantastic screen it had , the smooth scrolling was the best I had ever seen . Now I know some don't like the closed Apple system , and the iPad did not have a SD card , but I came away from the Apple shop thinking that if they were not so expensive I may have walked out with one. .
  12. The Android tablet market place seems to be sparsely populated in opposite to the android mobile phone market , where a new model is released nearly every week. I have been looking at several other Chinese tablet brands ( Cube / Chuwi / Pipo / Teclast / Onda ) that seem in some cases to offer both interesting models at reasonable prices . But the little voice in my head keeps telling me to stick with – Lenovo / Huawei / Acer / Samsung .
  13. Thanks for the link , some thing I never thought about
  14. They look very decent specifications , but I think they will all be out of my budget range
  15. I wondered just how those dual boot tablets were when it came to reliability , one reoccurring comment I keep reading while looking for my next Android tablet is that some manufactures seem to be slow at updating the Android versions , and in some cases when buying an older model you may be stuck with the original Android version for ever.