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Old 04-09-2005, 01:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Should I trust ebay?

I am finding all kinds of 6800 GTs on ebay for anywhere from $100-$200, which is a price that seems too good to be true. Should I trust these? Or should I buy from a retail store or online store?

*EDIT* X800 Pros are running for as little as 99 cents on ebay, so I don't know if I wanna go that route.

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Old 04-09-2005, 01:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would be wary about buying from ebay. Most of them are just good deals (i.e. the seller got his rebate and now doesn't care or he/she has surplus). But there are some crappy people on there so check their ratings and feedback.

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Old 04-09-2005, 01:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I've never bought any PC parts from ebay. I don't think I ever would. or for me
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Old 04-09-2005, 01:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
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90% of items on ebay are sold from wholesalers who have them coming out their ***... thats why they start them at 99cents.. because they always get bidded up to about the retail price, and if they dont it doesnt matter...

Take a look at the sellers feedback, if its not 100%.. go to their feedback list and check out what negative theyve got.. but generally, if theyve sold 1000 items and have like 99% then its totally safe... if your worried about gettin a DOA.. check their return policy..
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links to these auctions?

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Old 04-09-2005, 02:16 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Look at the completed listings for these items as well as feedback on like items from the seller. it comes down to knowing the item you are buying and a little bit of a gamble.

Do some research.

You are trading your time(ie.research)for savings.
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Yea man check his ratings that would be the best thing to do.
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Old 04-09-2005, 02:50 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 04-09-2005, 05:58 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Ive purchased a new ATI 9200 se PCI / Heatsink and fan that fits a 9700 Pro AIW without any problems . I tried to purchase a Ti 4600 ultra .I won the bid at $85 / paid for it but they never sent it.
I was refunded by my CC company .Plus the seller was banned from ebay so it wasnt a big deal .
Buy from sellers with positive feedback scores .Watch for inflated shipping and handeling .I would still buy from ebay if the price was right and the seller has good scores .
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Yep watch for S&H prices as well as check the feedback.

Good feedback = go

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