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Old 01-26-2009, 08:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey i saw a part that was really cheap, a great price and would be a very good upgrade for my comp, never bought from ebay but is it reliable?
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Ebay is. The seller may not be.
If he has good feedback that usually means theyre fine.
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i'd just check with the seller and see if you can do returns if item is DOA
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i wouldnt think itd be worth it measuring risk vs reward. call me biased because i got burned, but youre better off with actual gaurantees at actual stores. so... at least make sure its a reputable seller or storefront.
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Old 01-27-2009, 09:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Do not suggest, as many may have to pay for the shipping.
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Like everyuone says... depends..

Check the shipping, it could be where theyre making their money.
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Default Re: Is buying parts from ebay a good idea?

Also, check Newegg.com and other places to make sure it is actually a good deal. Some things on eBay are cheaper than Best Buy or Wal-Mart, but NOT cheaper than Newegg.com or other big online retailers.
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not for used stuff. unless its super cheap. my used stuff excluded, of course.
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5800$ into eBay, the guy was never found.
Never again.
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holy smokes.
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