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SumnerBoy

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#277416 14-Oct-2020 11:18
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See here for details.

 

The left mouse button is a little buggy (hence why I am replacing it). Works 75% of the time I would guess.

 

Free to a good home, pickup in Sumner, ChCh.


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turtleattacks
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  #2584241 14-Oct-2020 11:28
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Looks like a pretty new unit - can't you claim a repair/replacement on warranty/CGA? 


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  #2584245 14-Oct-2020 11:32
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Nah - over a year old now so out of warranty.


 
 
 
 


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  #2584249 14-Oct-2020 11:36
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SumnerBoy:

 

Nah - over a year old now so out of warranty.

 

 

I would have thought that something only 1 year old would still be covered by the CGA...





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  #2584250 14-Oct-2020 11:36
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SumnerBoy:

 

Nah - over a year old now so out of warranty.

 

 


Even if it's out of warranty, a keyboard + mouse should last a few years (3+) in my opinion. Especially if you are paying about $200 for the unit. 

 


In my opinion - take it to the retailer or contact Microsoft and quote the CGA.


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  #2584255 14-Oct-2020 11:43
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I bought it in Aug 2018, so over 2yrs old. 


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  #2584259 14-Oct-2020 12:01
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I don't use the Sculpt mouse (just the keyboard), so would be interested if you were willing to ship up to Wellington. Would of course pay for shipping plus extra for your troubles/because it still has value!


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  #2584262 14-Oct-2020 12:13
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Yeah I have this exact set at work and recommend the keyboard.


 
 
 
 


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  #2584263 14-Oct-2020 12:13
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Ok - if you will get some use from it @backfiah I am happy to arrange shipping. DM your address.


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  #2584341 14-Oct-2020 14:19
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Hi, if this falls through let me know.  I am Chch based and can pick up.


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  #2584342 14-Oct-2020 14:24
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SumnerBoy:

 

I bought it in Aug 2018, so over 2yrs old. 

 

 

I'd also say it's easily covered by CGA. I have plenty of keyboards of mice ranging in age 4-21+ years old still working. Maybe you could argue if you're a heavy gamer/streamer and you abuse it a bit, maybe only 2-3 years. But I'd say most people expect their keyboards / mice to function much longer than that. The only failure I can recall was a cheap ~$20 MS keyboard that had some keys stop working after about 4 years. The other stuff I've replaced was because it's gotten so worn, old, grubby it just felt like time for a shiny new one.

 

And like backfiah I also don't use the mouse with these sets. I'd imagine a lot of people don't. I'd also be happy to play for shipping plus extra. But if not going the CGA route, I'd imagine you might be able to sell it for $50 or so. Would help cover some of the cost of the replacement.

 

From memory this set uses a proprietary wireless protocol and is linked to the wireless dongle in the factory and you can't swap it out for another mouse (to the same dongle).


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  #2584344 14-Oct-2020 14:27
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Appreciate the reply - I have already bought a replacement and have agreed to send the old set to @backfiah. I am more than happy to pass these things on for free, to a good home, to prevent them ending up in landfill.


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