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Canadian RMA Experience


Well-known member
Sep 12, 2008
Company Name: Gigabyte
Product: EG31-S2
Warranty Period: 3 Year Warranty
Date purchased: in the 2008
Date RMAed: May 04, 2009
Reason for RMA: bricked board due to @bios utility
Where it was sent to: City of Industry, California, USA
Ease of RMA: 10
Any extra fees?: Shipped with Canada post standard parcel $18.20
Wait time: 26 days from date of shipment
Details: Took less than 24 hours for Gigabyte to issue a RMA number, after filling out the RMA form and attach it to the box. Item return with USPS express post in 26 days

Satisfaction: 10


Well-known member
Aug 22, 2007
Vancouver, BC
Company Name: Diamond Multimedia
Product: ATI HD4870 512MB
Warranty Period: 1 year
Date purchased: ~August 2008
Date RMAed: ~September 2008
Where it was sent to: Chatsworth, California, US
Ease of RMA: 0
Any extra fees?: Yes; $15
Wait time: Card still didn't get here yet.
Details: Finally got RMA approval in ~9 months; Sent off a couple weeks ago. Tried phone calls, tickets, online chat, nothing.
Satisfaction: -10


I'm NEVER, EVER, buying a Diamond product again.


Well-known member
Nov 2, 2008
ON, Canada
Company Name: Seagate Technology
Product: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB/32MB Cache (ST3500320AS)
Warranty Period: 3 years rounded up it seems...
Date purchased: Jan 2009
Date RMAed: Jun 17, 2009.
Where it was sent to: Canada, Ontario, Burlington
Ease of RMA: 8
Any extra fees?: Shipping product to Seagate (~$9)
Wait time: 4 business days (from shipping drive to them to getting drive back)
Details: The drive tripped the SMART check of my BIOS, and both the short and long SeaTools checks failed on it. I created an RMA on Seagate's web site (no e-mails or phone calls necessary), and then sent it to them via Canada Post. They simply sent me the replacement drive; no questions asked.
Satisfaction: 9

Dealing with Seagate was actually easier for me than haggling an exchange (for another HDD) from one of my local computer stores. I gave "Ease of RMA" an 8 because Seagate has strict requirements of what the box you ship them should look like (I use the foam that my laptop was shipped in after a repair) and it was difficult to get all the details of how to perform the RMA on their web site (for a first-time user anyway).
As stated in the contract for Seagate RMAs, I received a refurbished ST3500320AS in return. (if it was new I'd put satisfaction 10)


Well-known member
Mar 9, 2009
Surrey, B.C.
Company Name: Seagate
Product: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB/32MB Cache (ST3500320AS)
Warranty Period: 5 year, I think....
Date purchased: Not entirely sure....
Date RMAed: May 25th, 2009
Where it was sent to: Canada, Ontario, Burlington
Ease of RMA: 10
Any extra fees?: Paid for advanced RMA $22
Wait time: had the new drive the day after (about 36 hours)
Details: Harddrive dropped out of my RAID5. I ran Seatools on the drive, it failed the long test. Used Seagate's website to set up the RMA and chose the Advanced RMA since it would save me having to look for packing materials. Their replacement drive showed up in about 36 hours, I opened the box, took the new drive out, put in my old and attached the included shipping label to the outside of the box. Hardest part was dropping it off at a UPS location. Overall because they include the return shipping prepaid I'm only out about $10
Satisfaction: (scale of 1 - 10) 10


Well-known member
Apr 17, 2009
Quebec City
Company Name: Mushkin
Product:XP2-8500 4GB
Warranty Period: Lifetime
Date purchased: 21 march 2009
Date RMAed: 1 month ago
Where it was sent to: USA, Colorado
Ease of RMA: 7
Any extra fees?:no
Wait time: 24 days
Details: They ask to sip the memory in a decent packaging or they are going to refuse the RMA, that's true. They send in back to me 1 time. In a envelope, where is the box I send it in? That good packaging compare to yellow envelope. Then I send it back paying shipping again. Waiting 2 week to receive new memory, guess what, she is phisicaly damaged now! they send me new one with new serial number but the ram connector are broken. WTF? and the Ramsink is all scratched. I won't plug this in my board for sure. I don't have open the content because you can see the 3 missing gold conector just by looking at the box. I have always been a fan of there memory but if they ask me to paid shiping for a third time, it will be to much I will order more G.skill.
Satisfaction: 3 out of 10


Well-known member
Mar 11, 2008
Montreal, QC
BFG Tech RMA experience

Company Name: BFG Tech
Product: GeForce 8800GT OC
Warranty Period: lifetime
Date purchased: April 2008
Date RMAed: July 2nd 2009
Where it was sent to: Kanahwake, Quebec, Canada
Ease of RMA: 10
Any extra fees?: Shipping to warehouse
Wait time: 14 days
Details: First RMA experience ever and BFG has now a new loyal customers for life. I sent in a 8800GT OC and they sent back a GeForce GTX260 896 MB. No questions asked even though I had replaced the original cooler with an Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 Rev 2.
Satisfaction: 10.


Well-known member
Aug 5, 2008
Company Name: AMD
Product: Socket939 X2 3800+
Warranty Period: 3 years
Date purchased: December 05
Date RMAed: July 07
Where it was sent to: USA, California, Fremont
Ease of RMA: 10
Any extra fees?: Shipped Broken CPU to AMD $10
Wait time: 2 Days
Details: X2 3800+ processor were out of stock so CSR upgraded processor to a X2 4400+
Satisfaction: 10 (is 11 possible?)

Other thoughts: AMD called to upgrade CPU and an RMA was processed within minutes. Soon as the processor arrived at their depot they sent me the new one on Next Morning Express Shipping from Fremont. No Invoice was provided to them.


Active member
Nov 12, 2007
London, Ontario
Company Name: Thermaltake
Product: 420W power supply
Warranty Period: 5 years
Date purchased: November 2004
Date RMAed: August 19 2009
Where it was sent to: USA, California, City of Industry
Ease of RMA: 10
Any extra fees?: Shipped Broken PSU $20
Wait time: 1 month including all shipping time (sent in via Canada Post Regular parcel, they sent it back via UPS standard)
Details: 420W no longer produce, sent 430W instead.
Satisfaction: 10

One last thing, they need me to email them an image of the original receipt, so for those who has Thermaltake products...keep your receipts.


Well-known member
Apr 17, 2009
Company Name: Corsair
Product: 8GB USB Drive
Warranty Period: 5 years
Date purchased: November 2008
Date RMAed: Sep. 19 2009
Where it was sent to: USA
Ease of RMA: 10
Any extra fees?: Shipping >$10
Wait time: 3weeks
Details: Plastic cover loose, they sent me a brand new one
Satisfaction: 10