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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13280 on: October 07, 2021, 07:26:21 am »
For my rant: my new pc arrived just before chuseok, but the psu or mobo was damaged and it wouldn't turn on, the seller sends out a new one of the same specs, and gets the broken one picked up, but the new one has been stuck in a warehouse waiting to be delivered to my local depot for 2 weeks (almost) :(

If the 'local depot' is the main hub, then you can take your ID and pick it up from them directly. I have done that 3 times when they had taken too much time to deliver, for whatever reason. You'll need your ID, have to sign a couple of papers, verify the sender's address and such, then it will be released to you. Good Luck!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13281 on: October 07, 2021, 08:07:39 am »
If the 'local depot' is the main hub, then you can take your ID and pick it up from them directly. I have done that 3 times when they had taken too much time to deliver, for whatever reason. You'll need your ID, have to sign a couple of papers, verify the sender's address and such, then it will be released to you. Good Luck!

Thanks for the tip, sadly, the local depot isn't the main hub. For stuff to get to me, it usually goes: Yongsan > Daejeon hub > Local hub > Delivered. Daejeon hub is where my pc is currently, and I'm not near daejeon and wouldn't have the means to safely get it home from there. D: Daejeon is the main hub I think


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13282 on: October 07, 2021, 08:09:37 am »
This would have pissed me off sooo much.

Stuck in the customs warehouse?

Stuck in the Daejeon hub warehouse. The seller was in Seoul, had all the parts in his shop, but the chain is: Yongsan > Daejeon > Local > delivery. It's stuck in the Daejeon part, literally for 2 weeks as of today. D: I ordered something else within this 2 week gap that already got delivered, from the same delivery company the seller used too >.<


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13283 on: October 07, 2021, 11:02:06 am »
This reminds me of the days of licking a bunch of clipped paper ordering stamps from a magazine and attaching them to some order form, then waiting 6-8 weeks for whatever plastic toy piece of crap I ordered to reach me, by which point I'd already lost interest.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13284 on: October 07, 2021, 11:35:14 am »
Stuck in the Daejeon hub warehouse. The seller was in Seoul, had all the parts in his shop, but the chain is: Yongsan > Daejeon > Local > delivery. It's stuck in the Daejeon part, literally for 2 weeks as of today. D: I ordered something else within this 2 week gap that already got delivered, from the same delivery company the seller used too >.<

That happened to me recently. I called the delivery company and left my information. They called back a few days later saying they lost my package and to contact the seller. Contacted the seller and they sent another one no problem....because they hold insurance for the deliveries.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13285 on: October 07, 2021, 12:35:32 pm »
That happened to me recently. I called the delivery company and left my information. They called back a few days later saying they lost my package and to contact the seller. Contacted the seller and they sent another one no problem....because they hold insurance for the deliveries.

Contacted the seller already, he said the delivery company is just busy because of covid and to wait a little bit longer.
The worst part, is when they delivered the damaged computer, I ordered some smaller items from the same seller, both packages left at the same time, the smaller items arrived after like 2 days, contacted the seller, they said they lost the computer (no idea how) I'm worried it's going to be the same again haha.
I'll try contacting the delivery company though, thanks for that suggestion!
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13286 on: October 14, 2021, 01:44:53 pm »
South Korea’s YouTube community, considered as a yardstick for the country’s latest cultural trends, is also full of clips by teenagers and those in their early 20s unwrapping and evaluating their luxury brand purchases on camera.

The term “flex” or “flexing”, originally coined in the US in the 1990s among hip-hop musicians flaunting their fast-gained wealth, is now a commonly used word among the youth in Korea as well.

Pop culture experts say that the idea of “flexing,” combined with the global trends of YOLO (you only live once) and FOMO (fear of missing out), provide a comprehensive answer to why South Korean young people are becoming obsessed with luxury items.

“It’s difficult to get any attention or recognition among my friends if I don’t have a luxury item,” said a teenage customer.

https://www.kedglobal.com/newsView/ked202106080004

“The South Koreans, living in more of a collectivistic society than an individualistic one, feel more comfortable when they have a sense of belonging. Such culture quickly drives fashion and food trends to spread nationwide. The idea is basically the same for luxury goods,” said Professor Gwak Geum-ju of Seoul National University Department of Psychology.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13287 on: October 14, 2021, 01:59:43 pm »
and what are your thoughts on this LI?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13288 on: October 14, 2021, 02:10:42 pm »
i bought a Supreme™ Hex Bug last week


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13289 on: October 15, 2021, 09:00:14 am »
No idea what you're talking about. I had to look it up. Still don't really understand. What do you do with them? Collect or play? Geez, I'm so out of  the (any) loop these days. Makes me feel like I'm 95 not 60, and have been living under a large piece of rural rock.

You don't do anything with it. Supreme is a brand that makes most of its money putting its name on random shit. See, for example, the Supreme Skittles, or the infamous Supreme Brick.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13290 on: October 15, 2021, 09:23:56 am »
You don't do anything with it. Supreme is a brand that makes most of its money putting its name on random shit. See, for example, the Supreme Skittles, or the infamous Supreme Brick.

They were originally a skate brand then started marketing their exclusivity, by only selling a very limited number of plain as day t-shirts, hoodies etc.

Thought the simplicity of the design looked cool and I was looking for a Supreme cap to wear at the track. 200k for a freakin' plain cap with just Supreme written on it. I could've just bought a fake one, which everyone in Korea does, but I never buy fake stuff. Watched a short documentary a while back how the Supreme brand actually struggles in Korea, despite being almost everywhere, as everyone just buys the fake knockoffs.

Ended buying a much cooler Initial D cap on Etsy for like 25 bucks.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13291 on: October 15, 2021, 09:31:22 am »
Thought the simplicity of the design looked cool and I was looking for a Supreme cap to wear at the track. 200k for a freakin' plain cap with just Supreme written on it.

Supreme is also one of the brands people bot the **** out of. You have to be extremely lucky to actually nab something on release if youre buying online, and if you want to hit up the physical location, bring the tent along with you.

Really wish these stores had some sort of security against botting, assuming thats even possible


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13292 on: October 15, 2021, 09:39:35 am »
i just can't justify buying something so much more expensive that provides no extra function. it seems aggressively wasteful. at least some brands allegedly have superior quality. supreme is just like "nah it's a hanes t-shirt but we screen printed this logo on it". though i did buy a $5 knockoff supreme beanie when i was really cold in seoul once


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13293 on: October 15, 2021, 09:49:38 am »
their clothes are def overpriced. some of their dumber/meme tier products are only like a 5-10$ markup, though. thats before the scalpers get to em ofc


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13294 on: October 15, 2021, 09:53:42 am »
yeah the brick definitely would've been worth (not /s)


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13295 on: October 15, 2021, 09:56:57 am »
for $30? i mean, it peaked around 1k, and even now that the hypes died down it still goes for around 200. seems pretty worth to me if you got it on release.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13296 on: October 15, 2021, 10:04:29 am »
yeah for 30. though i assume it was nearly impossible to find for 30 even back then


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13297 on: October 15, 2021, 10:34:57 am »
oh yeah it sold p quickly but thats true of basically any luxury item that has a limited run. definitely sucks that almost everything is just bot bait these days, it leaves out the consumer entirely. its like you can either test your luck and pray or pay $$$ for a decent bot in which case you better be putting some big money in and buying a lot extra so you can make that subscription back reselling, at which point ur a part of the problem.

anyways in the case of the supreme brick its just one of those things that if you happened to think it was funny and bought it you lucked out. especially since its not like you lose anything by leaving it sealed... i mean, it is just a brick, lmao


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13298 on: October 15, 2021, 03:06:09 pm »
Part of the final assignment for my dreaded Afrikaans module is to write an original essay.

It's not a long essay, but I've got to choose from a list of topics:

- Seasons of Life
- Can't get it out of my mind
- It's spring in my heart

The sounds like the type of sh*t 12yr old lovestruck girls, who're really into horses, write about. FFS, your students are in their 20s and 30s!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13299 on: October 15, 2021, 03:14:44 pm »
Part of the final assignment for my dreaded Afrikaans module is to write an original essay.

It's not a long essay, but I've got to choose from a list of topics:

- Seasons of Life
- Can't get it out of my mind
- It's spring in my heart

The sounds like the type of sh*t 12yr old lovestruck girls, who're really into horses, write about. FFS, your students are in their 20s and 30s!

This is your chance to put yourself into the shoes of the 12 year old lovestruck girls you'll be teaching. It's spring in your heart. Now write about it  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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