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Old 09-01-2007, 03:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am seeing some good buys for items like internal hard drives, CPU's and the like on Ebay. If I buy on Ebay instead of Newegg, will I lose the manufacturer's warranty? Any other thoughts?
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Buying on ebay is good if the prices are far lower. I do think that the warranty is still there but if it doesn't work, some sellers won't accept returns. Other sellers scams and some send out bogus products.
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Ive bought quite a few items from eBay and only had bad luck with one of them. But that was only because I didnt check the specs first... I ended up getting a Slot 370 PIII for a Slot 1 board, lol. So long as you check the part out, have good contact with the seller, and make absolutely sure it will work with your current setup, I dont see any problem with eBay.
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If you take your time and have patience, you can find good deals.
I bought a 40gig hd last month and paid $15shipped. HD is running great on a simple pc that I built and sold.
Last week I bought a 15"lcd for $64shipped and it is in like new condition. Very good deal.
So if you shop around and with a little patience and luck, you'll find a good deal.
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The Pro is that you will always find a great deal. The Con is the product itself. Lets hope you don't get bad ones.
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Pro: sometimes prices are lower. Find products not made anymore.

Con: Possibly no warranty. Quality of the item being purchased. Might get ripped (sucked when it happened to me)
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I've been using ebay for about 5 years now...both buying and selling.

Watch of for sellers feedback.
Make sure they have a good amount of feedback and that its 100&#37;.
If its less than that....look up the negative comments and find out the reason.
I've got a couple negative because some buyers are plain stupid.

You will get the best support from a retailer...sometimes spending the extra couple bucks is worth it.

You could also check this website out, you could be on it for hours...
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I buy on ebay all the time, I actually just got 10 logitech keyboards for $1.25 plus shipping, haha, and they are new.
Ebay is a good call.. even if I wasn't using ebay I wouldn't use newegg. NCIXUS.com - Great Technology, Selection and Service. FTW
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Newegg is still better. I compared a bunch of items and they both equal out.
I do not anything about NCIXUS, so i cant say much.
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eBay positive ratings don't always mean that the member is a good seller, so make sure u check that he/she has an adequate amount of seller positive feedbacks
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