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    Is ebay a good place to buy computer components?

    I found a really good deal on a couple of 405$ 780 Tis and a 4790k. Even with 100% Reviews on the guy, should I be worried? Yes I am paying with paypal, so in case anything happens, I can talk to paypal about it.

    But really it's all about first time trust. I'd rather get the working GPU without any problems. Are ebay sellers good about that?
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    absolutely no. use amazon find your items and use amazon refund service ( located at mpgh marketplace ) double profit.





     

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    I've never had any issues with trusted sellers.

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    As Doc said, use someone that has a star next to their name and have a high reputation, it's unlikely that you'll be scammed by someone on eBay nowadays but it's still a possibility. Just make sure that you buy from a small time store or a known Computer Parts company.

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    I recently bought a hoe from eBay and im very happy with it. 10/10 would buy again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lipschwitz View Post
    I recently bought a hoe from eBay and im very happy with it. 10/10 would buy again.
    You bought a hoe off ebay? Does it work well?

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    Definitely not. Get your stuff off Amazon, Newegg or TigerDirect. Those are the best places to get parts for a computer and most will usually work. Plus, (I can't vouch for TigerDirect as I haven't contacted their support before), but Amazon and Newegg have amazing after service where if a part is defective, they will replace it immediately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by | ∞ | View Post
    Definitely not. Get your stuff off Amazon, Newegg or TigerDirect. Those are the best places to get parts for a computer and most will usually work. Plus, (I can't vouch for TigerDirect as I haven't contacted their support before), but Amazon and Newegg have amazing after service where if a part is defective, they will replace it immediately.
    Newegg will be more expensive. He's saying eBay because of the deal he has. I think he'd be okay if the seller has 100% rep and many sales, ONLY if the situation is like that, otherwise I wouldn't trust it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by koolguyy View Post
    Newegg will be more expensive. He's saying eBay because of the deal he has. I think he'd be okay if the seller has 100% rep and many sales, ONLY if the situation is like that, otherwise I wouldn't trust it.
    I would think the same way if I was building a PC now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by koolguyy View Post
    Newegg will be more expensive. He's saying eBay because of the deal he has. I think he'd be okay if the seller has 100% rep and many sales, ONLY if the situation is like that, otherwise I wouldn't trust it.
    Exactly, I would buy from Amazon, newegg, etc. If the shit there wasn't so expensive.

    I could always go to craigslist and bring someone for protection (lol)
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    I use ebay a lot. It's getting more and more expensive to buy from ebay. If you do buy parts from ebay its not that much more expensive. First place I go is ebay and I always buy from power sellers. Have a look at their feedback.

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    Words of @Trollaux: If you want cheap shit that is stepped on, Ebay is for you!

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    Ebay is perfectly fine, I've bought multiple components for a much cheaper price then other computer part sites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by | ∞ | View Post
    Definitely not. Get your stuff off Amazon, Newegg or TigerDirect. Those are the best places to get parts for a computer and most will usually work. Plus, (I can't vouch for TigerDirect as I haven't contacted their support before), but Amazon and Newegg have amazing after service where if a part is defective, they will replace it immediately.
    TigerDirect fucking sucks. Took them a month to shit my parts to me. Then I'm starting to put everything together and notice I didn't get my motherboard. Little did I know my board was on back order and they failed to mention it to me.

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