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Old 30th July 2020, 15:21   #6586
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I had ordered Liqui Moly anti friction additive a while ago and to my horror I discovered that they had sent a tampered can filled with some weird dirty looking oil. Learnt a lesson. Never order oil online.
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Old 30th July 2020, 16:04   #6587
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I had ordered Liqui Moly anti friction additive a while ago and to my horror I discovered that they had sent a tampered can filled with some weird dirty looking oil. Learnt a lesson. Never order oil online.
By tampered can, do you mean the seal was broken? If you have an unboxing clip of the can showing the broken seal, you can share it with the customer support and they'll send a replacement for free (or maybe a refund too) even though Amazon mentions it as not returnable. I speak from experience.

That said, the color of the additive does seem to match with the pics on Google Images.

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And this was purchased from Amazon.in not Amazon.com correct?
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Old 30th July 2020, 19:17   #6588
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I had ordered Liqui Moly anti friction additive a while ago and to my horror I discovered that they had sent a tampered can filled with some weird dirty looking oil. Learnt a lesson. Never order oil online.
That is Molybdenum Disulphide based additive. They look like that only. Nothing to worry.
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Old 30th July 2020, 23:06   #6589
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By tampered can, do you mean the seal was broken? If you have an unboxing clip of the can showing the broken seal, you can share it with the customer support and they'll send a replacement for free (or maybe a refund too) even though Amazon mentions it as not returnable. I speak from experience.

That said, the color of the additive does seem to match with the pics on Google Images.

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And this was purchased from Amazon.in not Amazon.com correct?
Yes, the seal was broken. Hence the suspicion. Besides the liquid inside looked contaminated. Not the uniform texture of Ceratec. Besides I noticed there wasn't any MRP sticker either on the bottle.

Yes, picked it up from Amazon.in.

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That is Molybdenum Disulphide based additive. They look like that only. Nothing to worry.
Fair enough. I hadn't used this before and I was surprised to see the seal broken and left inside the neck of the bottle.

Anyway, I think I'll take a chance and try it on my car. Fingers crossed!
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I understand, and hope, that I shall be able to shop at Amazon, from tomorrow, for other than "essential items."

Yay!
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Any suggestions for the hard disk for CCTV setup. Need hard drive for NVR. Heard that one need to check for surveillance hard drives only. Any pointers. Also best place to get them. Thanks in advance.

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Heard that one need to check for surveillance hard drives only.
Have heard of this: Western Digital Purple

I don't know if you have to, but these are made for the job.

I understand that they should not be bought as ordinary data disks. Do not know if that means they are made for specific CCTV-recording equipment, and not for computers?
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Any suggestions for the hard disk for CCTV setup. Need hard drive for NVR. Heard that one need to check for surveillance hard drives only. Any pointers. Also best place to get them. Thanks in advance.
Only get WD purple or Seagate Skyhawk. Desktop grade HDDs shall fail in no time if you put them in a surveillance dvr.
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Have heard of this: Western Digital Purple

I don't know if you have to, but these are made for the job.

I understand that they should not be bought as ordinary data disks. Do not know if that means they are made for specific CCTV-recording equipment, and not for computers?
Is there a reason as to why you shouldn't use it in a PC for storage? I recently got a 6TB and from what i could google, i found no reason not to use it in my pc for a data dump of media files.
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Hi all,

Can anyone recommend a sound bar for my room’s television. Our budget is up to ₹10k. I am planning to buy it in the Prime day sale on 6th & 7th August 2020.

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Any suggestions for the hard disk for CCTV setup. Need hard drive for NVR. Heard that one need to check for surveillance hard drives only. Any pointers. Also best place to get them. Thanks in advance.
Desktop HDD: 10 to 12 hours of usage
Surveillance hard drives: These are mainly designed for handling surveillance video data, that is continuous writing - like 90% write and 10% read. Usually sequential write/reads and will not get hot. These are not as fast as desktop reads (lots of random reads/writes) but very reliable.
NAS Drives: Reliable and fast compared to desktop drives.
Enterprise class HDD: These are used in data centers or other mission critical application where speed and reliability is paramount.

Which to buy?
We all are short of choices. Either WD or Seagate or Toshiba, may be WD has slight edge compared to Seagate


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Is there a reason as to why you shouldn't use it in a PC for storage? I recently got a 6TB and from what i could google, i found no reason not to use it in my pc for a data dump of media files.
For dumping media quite reliable compared to desktop version, but if you need faster reads/writes desktop drives are better or go for SSD
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I have got Amex offer for 10% Discount on Flipkart for minimum transaction of Rs. 10000 and Rs. 2500 bring maximum discount. Anybody availed this offer kindly explain if it is on all items as terms and conditions do not mention anything and will it show before the final purchase that offer had been applied or applicable on item?
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I have got Amex offer for 10% Discount on Flipkart for minimum transaction of Rs. 10000 and Rs. 2500 bring maximum discount. Anybody availed this offer kindly explain if it is on all items as terms and conditions do not mention anything and will it show before the final purchase that offer had been applied or applicable on item?
T&C should be on the email you got once you opted for the offer. As per the email, Cashback should appear on your billing statement within 5 business days, but may take upto 90 days. I did a purchase yesterday and did not see it in the final purchase price.
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T&C should be on the email you got once you opted for the offer. As per the email, Cashback should appear on your billing statement within 5 business days, but may take upto 90 days. I did a purchase yesterday and did not see it in the final purchase price.
T&C are not very clear and there is no FAQ section. Anyways hopefully it should reflect in due course of time. This is always reassuring to see when the offer is acknowledged at the time of final payment which is unluckily not the case here.
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Does anyone know where is Flipkart's warehouse in Pune? Some of my bigger orders are coming all the way to Pune and then get cancelled after a few days of non-delivery. Their support is useless. I think that big products come at somewhere in Wagholi.
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