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Amazon India’s Most Stupid Sales Condition Makes Me Wonder Where Their Marketing Department Is

Transcend Memory Card Micro SDHC 16GB Class 4Last week, my cousins wanted to buy two micro SD cards for their smartphones and naturally considered being the tech-savvy guy who knew a bit about where to get these items at a great price, I was asked to place the orders.

First, being a fan of eBay India (ebay.in), I searched for Transcend Memory Card Micro SDHC 16GB Class 4 and the best price from sellers were Rs 420 and Rs 450. So, I went to Amazon.in which is being promoted on a large scale after its launch in the country.

On Amazon, the best prices for Transcend Memory Card Micro SDHC 16GB Class 4 were Rs 398 and Rs 399 with free delivery for Bangalore city. There were some 30 plus sellers selling the same item. So, I immediately placed the order for two cards from one seller and even pay it in advance. Got a SMS notice on my mobile and email as well telling me that the order was confirmed.

Now, the weird part is coming up.

1. Soon after some 1 hour, I got a message on my email telling me that the order has been cancelled.

Stupid Reason Given by Amazon:-  amazonin

Greetings from Amazon.

In an effort to provide customers with great prices, sometimes the quantity is limited to ensure that all customers have an opportunity to order products that have low prices and high demand.  Due to this, the following order has been cancelled.

404-7454756-090XXXX

We appreciate your cooperation, and thank you for choosing Amazon.in.

If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact an account specialist by writing to qla@amazon.in.

Regards,

Account Specialist.

My Questions:-

a) Why would they restrict sale of micro SD card to one per customer if the seller has more item to sell?

b) What business logic tells the marketing department at Amazon India that micro SC cards will soon run out and that they are doing great service to people by giving them one piece each to every registered members of their website? Has micro SD card become essential items like rice or tomatoes and that they are restricting the number of items sold to one customer?

2. Upset with their restriction, I tried to order in an ingenious manner by placing one micro SD card each from two sellers. This time choose the Cash on Delivery option and it came through like the previous order. Order was made and again cancelled automatically by the so called ‘Account Specialist’.

3. Left with no other option, I finally place an order for one micro SD card and voila, order was accepted and the item has been despatched. But, I’m yet to receive it.

4. Yesterday, I thought i will now place an order for the same product from different seller and the “brilliant” Amazon system automatically reminded me that I had already purchased the same item and I’m no long eligible to purchase it!!!! What the ....heck! Does Amazon India think it can police people from buying memory cards? What happens if one of my family member needs another card? It looks like they are automatically saying, “Dear customer... please buy it from eBay or Flipkart!”

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5 precautions to keep your laptop from overheating

By Md. Robiul Awal*

laptop over heatingOverheating computer may destroy and shorten the hardware`s lifespan of your computer, causing to irreparable damage and potential data lose. Besides data lose heat pecks away your computer`s internal organ –the CPU, motherboard, and more- significantly shortening its lifespan. Moreover a cooler computer is faster than a hot computer. So preventing your computer from overheating follow these 5 precautions.

Keep laptop above form surface contact: Try to use an USB-powered cooling pad. This will not prevent it from getting hot but will help slow down the rate at which it gets hot. If you do not want to use any cooling fan you can use a technique of taking 4 eraser and putting them in four corners of the laptops so it will above surface. Eraser is better than cap.

Keep your laptop`s vents free: Keep your vents free in any way .This is the only way of expelling hot air. Blocking vents means cutting off air supply. Take canned air regularly and try to place can`s straw inside each of the vent hole and give it a quick shot of air for blowing away internal dust that may be preventing the heat sink from doing his job.

Never use your laptop on a soft surface: Avoid using your laptop on a soft surface like a bed, blanket etc. Vents can be easily blocked by this. It can trap heat inside without anyone even realizing it. This precaution is same for power adapter.

Keep update your laptop`s thermal compound: Thermal compound is used between the CPU and the heatsinks to fill the gap .The gap is created when the heatsinks are machined and leaves little ridges in it. It also helpful for surfaces that are not completely flat. If you cover most of the cover of the CPU, you will get good heat transfer.

Give your laptop a break: When you see that your laptop is getting very hot then try to give it a break. You should save the data, close the program and shut down the laptop. Take special care in high humidity. Higher humidity reduces the effectiveness of cooling and causes excessive heat. When humidity is above 50 and a long time using makes it hot and may cause shut down.

Prevention is better than cure. In spite of precautions sometimes damages may occur. No tension at that time .Every disease has cure. When it will occur take  laptop repair.

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Auxus Linea L1 KitKat 4.4 Review: Great Expectation from a Budget Phone

I ordered two sets of Auxus Linea L1 KitKat 4.4 Quad Core Smartphone 1GB RAM 4.5 OGS GPS from a Chennei based eBay seller to test this product. But, to my utter dismay, when i called up they said that since there was too many orders, eBay could not processed and sent the product the next day.


I was expecting the next day delivery since I live in Bangalore. When i placed the order, there the seller had already sold 560 sets. I asked myself if this is BIG enough to create problem for eBay!

The Hong Kong based iBerry product Auxus Linea L1 was exclusively released on eBay a week back and the promotion states that the price of the set will go up again to Rs 7990 from Rs 6990 after July 5, 2014.

I placed an order on June 29 and the seller said he will be able to dispatch only on July 7. As I waited for the product, i thought i should share some of the features of  this budget phone which is likely to give some competition to the major brands in the Rs 5000 to Rs 10000 price bracket. However, I cannot say now, if this is the phone you should buy. Let the product come and I’ll be the first to tell you if it is worth the price. So, subscribe or keep visiting my blog.

Here are some of the features:- 

The MeditekRu ProceJJor of AUXUJ Línea Ll iJ powered by qud ARM Cortex-A7 Harvard SuperJcalar proceJsor coeJ with 32-bit LP-DDR3 memory interface integrated with ARM Jazelle g ARM TrustZone, with complete power eciency algoríthm

Camera
5MP Rear Camera
2MP Front Camera

Screen: 
Gorilla glass protection with Enhanced Sratch Resistance

WiFi certified Míracast
With the support of WiFi cenified Miracast, Auxus Linea Ll features Wireess Display capabiity. Now you can just watch any of your content available on your Handset right up on your TV, relessly without the need of connecting any cable!

FAQ about the mobile set 
Q: which network does phone support 2g or 3g ?
A: Both

Q: I wanna know that this phone has the facility of push mail?
A: Yes

Q: Is it supports WI-FI tethering(hotspot)?
A: Yes

Q: What is the maximum video resolution support for this handset? Can i play 720P and 1080P videos without any hang/delay?
A: You can play even 1080p Full HD Videos without any lag.

Q: What are the accessories included in the package?
A: You will get Handset, Battery, Charger, USB Cable, Earphone and User Manual.

Q: Is there FM radio available in this phone?
A: Yes

Q: What is the SAR value of this mobile?
A: 0.85w/kg (body)

Q: Hi, I just want to know whether the handset supports dual sim with both GSM sim cards. I want to use both the SIM for 3G support. Moreover as mentioned in the specs it can support micro SIM and Normal SIM. Please be specific about this. Thank you Srinivas Chinta
A: Handset supports 3G on the both the SIMs. One SIM slot is Micro SIM and another SIM slot is Regular SIM. Hope that clears.

Q: This is available in dual Sim GSM features or not?
A: Yes, this Dual SIM GSM only.
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4 Ways To Legally Earn Cash During World Cup 2014

(This is a guest post by Rachael Lee*) 

1. Play Free Fantasy World Cup That Offer Cash Prizes

Fantasy sport is considered a game of skill, at least in the U.S. What better way to earn cash than playing the game itself, but right from the comforts of your own home? If you are a true blue soccer fan who knows your players inside-out, this would be the best way to earn some immediate cash. Games like FanXT Fantasy World Cup 2014, http://fantasyworldcup.fanxt.com allows you to pit your analytical skills against other soccer fans, and win cash if you’re one of the top managers. Although it is true that online sports betting itself is not legal in most parts of the world; daily fantasy sports are far from sports betting, and has been outlined as legal in the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006. Fantasy sports rely heavily on knowledge and skill, of which the cash prizes are predetermined and not influenced by the number of participants or the amount of fees; unlike sports betting which relies on chance. Here’s a Daily Fantasy Soccer for World Cup (http://worldsoccertalk.fanxt.com) by WorldSoccerTalk that you could try your skills on. So what’s stopping you from turning your skills into cash; all while watching the beautiful game? 

2. Sell Your Own Designer World Cup Jerseys

That says it all: you can design all sorts of designs and get your local printing shop to get the shirts done. A surefire way to make your designs sell is to make them as witty as possible! If you want to go international, there’s always t-shirt sites like those outlined in this article (http://goo.gl/33B78C) that help in getting your designs to the market.
Bear in mind to not infringe any trademarks or copyrights of FIFA and her golden goose, the World Cup 2014, their corporate marketing affiliates or the individual footballers themselves – stick to neutral and general elements that revolve around the World Cup. If you’re in doubts, FIFA is nice enough to publish the do’s and don’ts (http://goo.gl/M9mlIw).

3. Throw a World Cup Party

As much as we love going out; sports bars are never nearly as comfortable as home sweet home (who wants to smell like cigarettes, beer and old sweaty men anyway?). Sitting alone with the TV on isn’t quite celebratory, either, is it? So throw a weekly world cup party! You will meet people just like you who like the comforts of home; but at the same time, you can make a bit of money by selling refreshments.
It’s even better if you can come up with creative drink names for cocktails or mocktails and finger food – as you can be sure that you get repeat customers, and have a pool of followers.

4. Make World Cup paraphernalia

People always feel the need to express their passion for football, and you can cash in on this very basic human need to belong, by making and selling world-cup related paraphernalia. There are many tutorials online that you can follow to make crafty keychains, earrings, rugs, knitwear and more.
These not only come in handy or accessorise, it hold a certain value, especially if exchanged as gifts. You can even maximise profit by using recyclable items.

So it is no excuse to simply sit around with boredom burning a hole in your brains while waiting for the next world cup match, you can simply use up that time researching, planning and making cash!

About The AuthorRachel Lee is an independent digital media specialist. She loves sports especially football and motor racing, street foods, and hanging out at social gatherings. Visit her Linkedin profile,http://lnkd.in/b_4UaSe

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Would You Buy Twitter Followers To Be Successful Blogger?

By Robert LS

Not wise to buy Twitter followers.
As a blogger who wants to reach out to more followers, there is always an urge to get more readers. This question is very much relevant because the more people i get, higher is the chances of more people reading my blog. So, to get more readers to my blog, I took to Twitter and created an account at @chiprang.I started tweeting all my updates with some questions and what my few followers thought about my latest article. I also looked at profiles and followed the ones that interested me the most.

It was Slow...?

It was slow process but followers trickled in like rain drops within a week. In two months, I some 300 followers to my blog's Twitter account. It was extremely slow,,, I keep looking for people to follow, but it began eating up my time and i begin to write less.

I Googled the words “How to get more Twitter followers?” Some of these answers were mixed up. Some suggested that I buy followers, which was totally new thing to me. Some suggested that buying was frowned upon. So, I set out to see if the later method really works and if it works out so well as claimed by many bloggers. So, I spent $5 on a seller who promised to get me 3000 followers.

Buying Followers No So Bad...

Within 3 days, I had some 3800 followers. The seller said he gave me some real extra followers because I was his 1000th customer! I was totally elated. Imagine, two months of hard work got me just 300 followers and in 3 days I got 3000+ for just one cup of coffee worth. So, I asked the seller to double up. In 6 days, followers rose up to 6500+ (combined with the natural followers who were genuinely interested in my articles).

No "Real Followers"...

However, my joy was short lived. WHen i checked my followers, most of them were just 'EGGS' (accounts with no profile pic or simply called 'bot followers'). They were bots, in fact nothing but bogus. I was furious. But, when I complained, they told me that I had not asked for “real” followers". I was totally confused and startled by the new revelation that there can be "real" and "not real" followers on Twitter.

Worst of all, as one week passed, the number of followers began to fall rapidly. A month later, I was left with just 700 followers! Probably, these were the only real genuine followers who voluntarily followed me. I complained again. This time there was no response...till today.

Negative of Buying Twitter Followers

I learnt my lesson that month and never to buy Twitter followers again. Since then I have been sticking to what I do best - write and write. I've stopped promoting my Twitter page nor Facebook pages. But, I'm happy with the small number of followers or likes I get every week. But, now I at peace, knowing that I don't have fake followers but only people who are genuinely interested are following me and reading my blog. Twitter numbers in many cases are just a false illusion and it is said many celebrities and established bloggers who compete with each others buy followers. As a blogger who is constantly trying to do better and find out things for myself, I did not regret buying those followers as it turned out to be one of the most important lessons in my blogging experience.

Share with me your thoughts on buying social media followers in the comment box below.
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