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buying off ebay

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by BROWNer, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    i'm looking to possibly buy a powerbook off that shit..
    so i know there is a rating system and all that..
    i've heard all good things, but only from a few people..
    anybody have any good/bad things to say about it?
    i want to do it, but it makes me nervous..
  2. Gliko

    Gliko New Jack

    Joined: Jul 21, 2003 Messages: 88 Likes Received: 0
    A friend of mine bought a car CD player off there, worked great for the first few days then the laser broke and the whole thing stopped working. No refund and major amounts of anger.
  3. nomadawhat

    nomadawhat Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 24, 2001 Messages: 5,001 Likes Received: 2
    i have only bought some small things off e-bay, like ps2 games and stuff. i always made sure there was a high satifation rate and have never had any problems.
  4. Smallie Bigs

    Smallie Bigs Banned

    Joined: Jul 15, 2003 Messages: 69 Likes Received: 0
    it's pretty reliable. i buy and sale stuff off of there.
  5. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    i bought a desktop from ebay, i'm using it now...had it for 10 months...
    great purchase...email the people, talk to them...
  6. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    shop local.
    There's got to be a good used computer store in your city.
    Then you get a real warranty and they dont just disappear on you.

    Here's a price list in cdn $$.
    ^ plus they'll ship anywhere.

    so in short... fuck an ebay.
  7. Pistol

    Pistol Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 12, 2001 Messages: 19,363 Likes Received: 299
    I buy and sell small items off there and never had any problems a deadbeat buyer but thats about it.

    I would never buy something major like a computer or anything.
    I would go to a brick and mortar store that I can go and break into and smear 'dog feces' all over if anything happens to my computer.

    There's scams where people would sell worthless crap for dirt cheap to increase the user rating then start slanging high end stuff like flat screens, laptops, cars, etc. then collect the money and split.
  8. mogilny

    mogilny Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 22, 2003 Messages: 1,582 Likes Received: 0
    if you are going to buy anything from ebay..just look around dont jump on the first thing you see.....
  9. freeze

    freeze Member

    Joined: Apr 23, 2002 Messages: 301 Likes Received: 0
    i've been using ebay forever with no problems at all. my buddy bought his car off of ebay and the thing still runs like a dream. just email and talk to the people alot before you bid, and definitely shop around on the site, you're pretty likely to get a good deal.
  10. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    browner... ebay will not beat cpused.
    not for sellection, not for sellers reputation and certainly not for the trust factor.
  11. Don't Panic

    Don't Panic Member

    Joined: Jun 2, 2003 Messages: 647 Likes Received: 0
    For the most part, eBay is pretty safe. I would recommend that you come up with a couple obscure questions to ask that someone selling a powerbook should be able to answer without a problem (something they would have to check from the item). Check their feedback, do NOT fuck with them at all unless they have a pretty large body of posivtive, and then check the people from their feedback lists to make sure everything is legitimate. You can even get a hold of those folks and ask questions about their dealings with the seller. I would recommend using paypal as well, they have a system to reimburse you if the seller pulls some foul shit. If you live in a large city, there might be someone local that has listings on eBay, and you could probably hook up with them to check out what you are interested in....

    Mainly, just keep your head about you.
  12. ghostvandal

    ghostvandal Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 9, 2003 Messages: 1,644 Likes Received: 0
    I was going to buy a digital camera last week end on ebay..i found some great deals, then i found out they were refurbished camera, so i figured no garanty..so fuck it I prefer to pay the big price and be sure i dont waste 600$ on a broken camera
  13. Don't Panic

    Don't Panic Member

    Joined: Jun 2, 2003 Messages: 647 Likes Received: 0
  14. hyrax

    hyrax Member

    Joined: Jun 24, 2002 Messages: 486 Likes Received: 0
    What company did he get it from on eBay?
  15. hyrax

    hyrax Member

    Joined: Jun 24, 2002 Messages: 486 Likes Received: 0
    Some advice to take onto that, if it applies for the N.E.W. warranty shit eBay offers, get it. If they're a big company, and use PayPal it's quite possible PayPal has selected them for their 30 day money back guarantee program. Pay the extra couple bucks for that too. This'll save you from people on eBay who offer no warranty/very short warranties.

    Trust :)