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buying off ebay

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

  1. BROWNer

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    buying off ebay

    Discussion started by BROWNer - Jul 22, 2003

    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

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    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.
     
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  3. nomadawhat

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    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.
     
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  4. Smallie Bigs

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    it's pretty reliable. i buy and sale stuff off of there.
     
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    i bought a desktop from ebay, i'm using it now...had it for 10 months...
    great purchase...email the people, talk to them...
     
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  6. --zeSto--

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    --zeSto-- - Replied Jul 22, 2003

    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.
     
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  7. Pistol

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    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.
     
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  8. mogilny

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    if you are going to buy anything from ebay..just look around dont jump on the first thing you see.....
     
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  9. freeze

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    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.
     
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    --zeSto-- - Replied Jul 22, 2003

    browner... ebay will not beat cpused.
    not for sellection, not for sellers reputation and certainly not for the trust factor.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    What company did he get it from on eBay?
     
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    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 :)
     
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