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Old 28th May 2011, 22:45   #121
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Somehow, i have totally opposite experience to what you had. Never faced any problems like you have mentioned.
Initially I thought I got lemons. But on checking with others that use SE phones, each has atleast one (if not more) of the issues I face. A colleague reported the same "screaming gibberish sound" on his SE in the midst of a call. My BIL & his colleague, who both had the previous version of 810i reported the UI issues - they say it is a known issue with that model and can be rectified by changing the keypad or something. But yeah, this need not mean all SE phones are bad - but I ain't buying any more SEs.
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Initially I thought I got lemons. But on checking with others that use SE phones, each has atleast one (if not more) of the issues I face. A colleague reported the same "screaming gibberish sound" on his SE in the midst of a call. My BIL & his colleague, who both had the previous version of 810i reported the UI issues - they say it is a known issue with that model and can be rectified by changing the keypad or something. But yeah, this need not mean all SE phones are bad - but I ain't buying any more SEs.
ya, i won't generalize on couple of feedback. my friend has a x10 and it is working good without any issues. But could be that quality control is not tight enough for SE phones in India. That's why so many issues come up. But i have heard similar things from other brands too, so most of them have some issues or other. Like there is thread for nokia bad service too and so does blackberry has. no one is saint in mobile world. after all its electronics, bound to go bad.
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I wish i never bought the Blackberry Bold-9000 from a fellow TBHP member who passed on a lemon to me. I used it for < 1 year and it's trackball keeps going bad and had major signal issue.

It's lying at home because selling it is not a possibility due to the faulty trackball.

What a gross wastage of hard earned money
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I wish I never bought the Bajaj Saffire scooter in 2000. I still have that but stationary in my garage. Fell for the 4stroke.
The worst scooter ever made in the whole world.
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I wish I never bought the Bajaj Saffire scooter in 2000. I still have that but stationary in my garage. Fell for the 4stroke.
The worst scooter ever made in the whole world.
That scooter was ahead of its time. Simple. The transmission was not conventional, but the right hand felt connected to rear wheel, just like in a motorcycle ( ofcourse small capacity like CT100, Splendor ). You can cheat the transmission also by adding throttle suddenly and then reducing it. Was fun.

Saffire also displayed good handling, something I could not find in the TVS offerings.

How do I know ? Well, we had two Spirits at home and my tuition circle had a saffire which I rode quite a bit.
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That scooter was ahead of its time. Simple. The transmission was not conventional, but the right hand felt connected to rear wheel, just like in a motorcycle ( ofcourse small capacity like CT100, Splendor ). You can cheat the transmission also by adding throttle suddenly and then reducing it. Was fun.

Saffire also displayed good handling, something I could not find in the TVS offerings.

How do I know ? Well, we had two Spirits at home and my tuition circle had a saffire which I rode quite a bit.
That is true, ahead of its time. The transmission is Three speed autobov which was changed to CVT later on before it became extinct. One advantage was it came fully loaded, side stands, both side rear view mirror etc. The only accessory I bought at additional cost was handle grips at Rs 7.
The problem with the auto box was after slowing down at a pot hole or hump the gear will fall to first from where speed pick up will take whale of a time. What is to be appreciated is the precise automatic gear change but not at all in sync with the requirement.
The scooter is perfect and great for only level roads without traffic
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I usually research before I buy anything costly.

So the regrets I have had are few.

However I regret buying the Bajaj Platina now. I bought it when I had just started on my first job and was very conscious of the mileage. Cash flow issues you know

Now, I get a back ache every i take a ride on the (in)famous SNS suspension (spring in spring) of the platina. I regret because I want a more comfortable and powerful bike now (needs and means have changed)like perhaps the unicorn or the pulsar or avenger or even the enfield thunderbird which are expensive nevertheless.

I do not know if i can blame it on the bike or myself... blaming it on the bike seems easy

Having said all this, the loyal dog still returns 70kmpl and has no problems at all. Utterly reliable.
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Bought a Nokia 6630 around 4 years back. Phone died within 6 months.Got a replacement and sold for a loss of 8k.

Ironically, my uncle's N6630 (bought on same day at same dealer) still works like a dream
Still using a 6630 bought in Dec 2005, original battery still going good, have a spare as well, just changed the shell 2-3 months ago and the screen protector a few times.

In those days Nokias were the only ones considered reliable and sturdy. Strange that you had a nasty experience. On second thoughts, every brand makes some lemons. For me, the iPhone4 account in this thread was the real shock. You don't expect a 30k phone to give much trouble, but there you have it - that lemon.


As for what I regret buying : Bajaj Sunny and a techcom TV tuner. The TV tuner doesn't pick the channels I want, is a mystery as to how to make it work.
As for the Sunny, to be fair it wasn't so bad and it wasn't meant for hot-blooded teenage males , I did run it for all it could muster, but the engine/carb troubles were a bother.

I did have two nVidia cards, both 6600GTs fail on me. The first after around 2 years, the replacement 6600GT too failed a few months later. Now my current Viewsonic LCD is the one playing up, it seems to overheat and displays grey bands when it gets hot every few seconds.

Another regret : bought a riding jacket made of PU leather. Internet search didn't reveal much about PU leather, so took the risk and bought it. I did a few long rides with it (no crash test!) , and in terms of time it lasted 2.5 years, but then started to tear by itself ; the actual PU leather material is very thin layer over the base fabric , something I couldn't have known without tearing/damaging one myself to examine.

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Old 30th May 2011, 10:46   #129
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Still regret having pestered my dad for a "Hero Puch", back in 1994.
Fixing a puncture itself used to be an adventure. Had to re-bore the cylinder within a year of purchase. It would have spent more time in the workshop than with me. Sold it within 18 months of purchase.
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I usually don't regret anything, even if i buy it in haste, maybe because it is not my hard earned money. But recently joined my dad's business and now i know what it is to earn money. So ok now i regret too.

I regret buying used angel eyes for my swift which needed 2 xenons per lamp for low beams and high beams, and using it with normal headlight is as good as driving without any. Bought it on team-bhp and sold it here within a month for a loss of 3000/-.

I also regret buying a newly launched windows phone in 2007, imate k-jam Rs.32000/-, though it was good, after buying it in a month itself bloody i-mate a launched a second generation of the phone - What the heck. Though i bought that also for my brother for Rs.40000/-. And the tragedy is after 1.5 years sold both for Rs.3000/- and Rs.4000/- Respectively.
Now i hardly buy a brand new phone.
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Old 30th May 2011, 15:18   #131
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Still regret having pestered my dad for a "Hero Puch", back in 1994.
I also pestered Dad for one - just that he did not give in. I remember the Puch as a fun bike - a friend used to have one in Madurai and the crazy stuff he would do on that still remains in memory. No idea about maintenance issues etc though.
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Bought a Dell Inspiron 1525 in 2008. A piece of S**T. Exactly after one year, the Mother board died on me. Boots up slowly and the repair cost according to Dell is 12500. Might as well buy a new laptop and discard this piece of junk.
Replace inspiron with Vostro in the same year 2008. And exactly one year later both the battery and the mother board packed up. I definitely regret the decision to go with this laptop. The cost of repairs was estimated to be 18k by Dell. Did exactly what you said. Junked the Vostro and got a new Netbook costing lesser than the estimated price of repairs.
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mine is slightly weird.
I regret buying every pair of formal shoes/shirts/watches that the wife did not enthuse about.
bought quite a few of them on the spur, received a "so-so", or "okay" from her instead of "thats the bomb!", but went ahead and bought anyway, thinking "i know better"...........when she is the one who's in the fashion industry.....
horrid collection i have built up over the years.

see, been proven wrong, quite often, and quite expensively on occassion.
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Replace inspiron with Vostro in the same year 2008. And exactly one year later both the battery and the mother board packed up. I definitely regret the decision to go with this laptop. The cost of repairs was estimated to be 18k by Dell. Did exactly what you said. Junked the Vostro and got a new Netbook costing lesser than the estimated price of repairs.
Inspiron 1525. Circa 2008.
Within 3 months - the screen started going all fuzzy. Lost the display within another month. Used a cable to make my LCD TV the monitor - didn't go down well with wifey who wanted her remote.
A year on, suddenly, the display fired up again. But there was a trade off. Zero battery backup. Ok, its actually 10secs - just time enough for the power backup in our apartment to kick in

Another dud i subjected my father to - ASUS P520 Mobile. It was a business phone and gifted it to my dad. Atrocious display, poor after sales. The mobile now stays away hidden in some closet. A dark chapter in the father-son relationship.

Motorokr EM30 - A version of the motorokr which i steadfastly maintain - only Abhishek Bachhan and i bought. Within a year the phone went into deep slumber. If someone called up - it would light up and freeze. It would come to its senses just on the 20th ring and it became a miss call.
Lots of Credit card salesmen loved me because i willingly called back !

P.S: A colleague saw me replying to this thread. Has insisted that i mention that he had to change the Inspiron 1525 motherboard 3 times! Lucky guy has an extended warranty.
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....A dark chapter in the father-son relationship...
LOL, that statement made my day .

Several years ago when I was just of college, I bought a used zen (old model) through my cousine, who knew the owner. My dad somehow didn't like the overall deal (car condition, price etc.) and was against it. Still I went ahead and sealed the deal.

Since cousine was involved I didn't performe any kind of checks. Next day when we went to get transfer paper signed, the seller said actual owner is his broher who is away in US, but no worries he'll sign the papers on his brother's behalf (i.e. forge his signature). When I told this to my father, he put his foot down, he said he don't want a car on forged papers that too after making full payment. But the seller was not interested in taking it back. Finally we took a loss of 10k and returned to him. Due to my blind faith on cousine and his blind faith on seller, we ended up in this situation.

So that was my contribution to dark chapters in the father-son relationships .
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