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Thread: Starvision advertised dimensions are incorrect

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    Thumbs down Starvision advertised dimensions are incorrect

    I felt this was important enough to deserve its own thread rather than be buried where I originally posted it. The Starvision dimensions are advertised to be identical to the Xenarc, both on the Starvision website and on the box that the Pixelon comes in: 7.75" (W) X 4.75" (H) X 1.38" (D)

    I knew the Xenarc fit perfectly for my application so was rather surprised when the Starvision didn't... until I measured it.

    from starvision:
    Dimensions: 7.75" (W) X 4.75" (H) X 1.38" (D)

    from xenarc:
    Dimension (in): 7.75W x 4.75H x 1.38D

    Actual measurements of the Pixelon:
    6 7/8" x 5 1/4" x 1 1/8"

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    It's not really that small...No, seriously. judoGTI's Avatar
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    Thats WAY off. *thumbsdown*
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    I emailed Christopher letting him know of the problem and also giving him a heads up that I might need to return the monitor if my installer couldn't figure something out for a reasonable cost. So far, he hasn't been particularly cooperative nor has he acknowledged the issue. Frankly I'm kicking myself that I missed out on the Xenarc group buy. In the end, it would have cost me the same because there would be no extra $$$ spent on making trim plates and such, and it's a better monitor.

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    Well, they actually want to charge me a $15 restocking fee (6%), even after apologizing!!!!

    Transcript of emails (start at the bottom and read up):

    From: "The Discount Hound" <[email protected]>
    To: Rob
    Subject: Re: Dimensions on your website are wrong for the Pixelon
    Date: Tue, 18 May 2004 14:25:51 -0700


    Once again we are sorry for the mistake. In the event that it does not work
    right for you processing is 6%.
    Warranty is void if you take it apart.


    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Rob
    To: "The Discount Hound" <[email protected]>
    Sent: Monday, May 17, 2004 7:48 PM
    Subject: Re: Dimensions on your website are wrong for the Pixelon

    > While I'm sure it was unintentional and was just information passed along
    > to you from the manufacturer, you misrepresented the dimensions, go
    > it yourself if you haven't already. I'm not even certain yet I want to
    > return it, I like the monitor. I understand shipping isn't refundable,
    > that's common sense. The monitor has been "used". The plastic film on
    > screen was removed and it was hooked up to test at home, that's the extent
    > of it. It wasn't until I went to install it in the car that I noticed the
    > fit was not correct. I'm meeting with my installer this week to find out
    > what we can do. Likely it will involve having to remove the plastic
    > casing, so I imagine if we go that route, you will probably tell me you
    > won't cover any warranty on the screen? What exactly do you mean by
    > "processing"? I hope you're not referring to a restocking fee.
    > - rob
    > At 03:05 PM 5/17/2004, you wrote:
    > >You may return the product if it's in an unused condition. Processing and
    > >shipping are not refundable.
    > >
    > >Christopher
    > >
    > >
    > >----- Original Message -----
    > >From: "Rob"
    > >To: "The Discount Hound" <[email protected]>
    > >Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2004 11:18 AM
    > >Subject: Dimensions on your website are wrong for the Pixelon
    > >
    > > > Hi Christopher, from your website:
    > > >
    > >uct.php?SP-7VGAT
    > > > Dimensions: 7.75" (W) X 4.75" (H) X 1.38" (D)
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > The actual dimensions of this unit are:
    > > > 6 7/8" x 5 1/4" x 1 1/8"
    > > >
    > > > Because of this it does not fit in my navigation pod. I'm not sure
    > > > I'm going to do yet, I want to see if it's possibly to modify the pod
    > >since
    > > > I like this monitor, but
    > > > I want to give you a heads up so you can check this out for yourself
    and I
    > > > also wanted to let you know I may need to return unit because of
    > > > this. Thanks very much.
    > > >
    > > > Cheers, Rob

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    I still don't trust this seller. Call me suspicious, but it seems like they're just wrought with theft. Their logo is the Microsoft search dog, and they copy the specs from another company when in fact they DON'T even match the screen they sell.

    These guys just seem shady.

    Plus...false advertising is a crime. Charging someone a restocking fee is just foolish. Give them their money back and appologize. That's how it SHOULD work.
    There's nothing you can't do, so don't be discouraged just because no one else's done it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robr
    Frankly I'm kicking myself that I missed out on the Xenarc group bu.

    Me tooo.......

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