This is a known issue actually... i am fairly certain that if you have xvideo output enabled on various applications like vlc, mplayer or other software that supports Xvideo you'll also see the same bug.
Well, after contacting tigerdirect i can now agree with the topic of this thread. I wanted to buy some of the cool items they have, which were cheap for AGP video cards, but since im abroad, i contacted about international shipping. They only accept wire transfers for international orders, no international credit/debit cards, paypal, nothing. This attitude says to me that they dont give a rat's ass about the rest of the world, since wire transfers are expensive to make, something they probably know but dont care. So yes, i would tell to everyone reading this, DONT SHOP AT TIGERDIRECT.COM.
I was traveling through Dallas and stopped at a TigerDirect retail store. I wanted to check out a couple of things. I visited the rest room after looking around and was appalled at what I saw.
Toilet paper rolls were laying on the floor around the toilet. These were the big industrial size rolls. Funny thing. The toilet paper dispensers held the small rolls but were empty. The large rolls were on the floor next to the toilet.
Paper towels were scattered all over the floor. The large paper towel rolls were sitting on top of the counter next to the sink. The paper towel dispenser was empty.
I thought I was in some truck stop rest room. I couldn't believe my eyes. I suppose they save money on toilet paper, paper towels, and rest room cleaning services. Hopefully they are passing those savings unto us.
Below is a link that will show the photos I took in the rest room.
I have at least 5 years experience shopping online for "linux desktop geek" parts for myself. I have always found the best pricing at the egg. I have had a really good experience with about 12 orders and 3 RMAs there. The service is excellent. And yes, they also get bad reviews. I read lots of both good and bad reviews. However, it really depends on what you're looking for. If you need a very specific part, I suggest looking at TigerDirect also. They are usually a close second. I also like to look at compuvest.com for their gigantic load of odd and surplus parts.
I've used Tiger Direct for several years, bought probably close to a couple of thousands of bucks worth of pc parts and networking gear, and I haven't really run into any serious issues either with the stuff they sell (which they don't make, obviously), or their support for the rare occasions when something was DOA.
Some of the cheap gear I've bought has crappy build quality and drivers (again T-D doesn't have anything to do with that), but I can generally get it to do what I bought it for. If not, I can eat the (pretty small) loss.
Considering T-D's low prices, I expect they are operating on pretty thin margins, are chronically understaffed, their staff is underpaid, and they probably have considerable staff turnover, meaning any given person you may have to deal with may not be particularly experienced or motivated.
That's the reality of discount retailing. If you can't handle that reality, I suggest you take your business elsewhere.
I've had decent experiences with TigerDirect. My previous desktop (which I'm using right now to post this; it's a full-fledged Linux machine now) was a pre-built Cybertron PC brand that I bought from TigerDirect for around 600-700 dollars (no OS pre-installed; I've not seen many other retailers offer this option for a pre-built system.) It was quite a bargain for what I was looking for.
I usually use NewEgg now, but still go to TigerDirect from time to time. I've not used the TD rebate system so I can't comment on that.