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buying from ebay?

By benzaza
Oct 14, 2007
  1. DId anyone or would anyone buy computer parts from ebay?

    Im looking at prices and its possible to save 60-80 bucks on mobo and cpu total..

    i am assuming that the power users selling are reliable as they state selling new parts and they have a positive feedback?

    anyone has an opinion? experience?
     
  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    I have bought enough to build 10 machines
    oops
    more'n that I'm sure
    I'm an ebay troll
    latest find xeon dual core 2.6ghz 4mb cache 160.00
    like take'n candy from a baby
    have had very little fraud
    I have gotten taken ,it happens,as it happened my first machine I bought as a present I got scammed
    :chef:
    there are some things I don't even try to buy like memory or optical and hard drives those I buy new from newegg
     
  3. gex1991

    gex1991 TS Rookie Posts: 27

    there are a few things to look for if you do buy from ebay, but newegg and tigerdirect is much safer,, if yu do buy from ebay, check the person you are buying from, there feedback and read every line, it could be RAM still in the bag, but in small print say it is 64MB and 7 years old, just double check everything and be safe instead of sorry
     
  4. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    My method

    If you live in a BIG city,shop in person.Most stores in the GTA give you
    30 days free exchange,no ?'s asked.
    Why the Heck do people want to return things by Courier.
    Then wait for the replacement ? Is this a free,NO COST service ?
    I can get a replacement in about a 15 minute drive.No charge.
    Future Shop,Best Buy,Canada Computers and many more.
    :D
    Add your location to Profile.benzaza :)
     
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    feel free to search old threads here. This has been asked numerous times.
    with ebay it is always buyer beware. Do your homework first. You can get good deals, but you can get burned too.
     
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