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Something really odd about a hard drive I got today

post #1 of 7
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I ordered a hard drive off of eBay for $25 less than the price on Amazon and NewEgg, and it was brand new. I was really shocked about how cheap it was, and the guy had 100% feedback so I just bought it. He even shipped it out via Priority mail so I got it in 2 days.

Anyway, when I received it, the box was an Amazon box and the receipt inside was not to my name. The shipping label had my name and address, but the amazon receipt inside had some random persons address and name. Also, it was the exact same price as it is on Amazon.

The drive worse perfectly, but I am a little dumbfounded by this. How did this happen and why would someone pay more money for a BRAND NEW drive in the original packaging, and just ship out hundreds of them for a cheaper price?

Sorry if this is in the wrong sections, I didn't know where to put it.
post #2 of 7
It was purchased with a stolen CC, then sold to you.

Report him to eBay with proof, and file for a refund. Might as well want to contact Amazon as well.
post #3 of 7
Could have simply used a gift card and put the shipping address in your name. I see it all the time in the for sale trade forums. They aren't going to get their money back, so they will either take a hit on selling the card straight out or buy something and get cash back from it.
post #4 of 7
I have heard some rumblings of parts being stolen in shipment, then the parts are resold to third parties over the internet.
But maybe they stuffed up in the shipping room or the random guy you got it from just on sold a hard drive they no longer needed.
I have gotten parts for a custom build for a customer and the customer has changed their mind so I just on sold the parts when they arrived.
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Originally Posted by Doom;13530167 
I have heard some rumblings of parts being stolen in shipment, then the parts are resold to third parties over the internet.
But maybe they stuffed up in the shipping room or the random guy you got it from just on sold a hard drive they nolonger needed.
I have gotten parts for a custom build for a customer and the customer has changed their mind so I just on sold the parts when they arrived.

It looked as if the Amazon box had never been opened before. It had the original brown cardboard tape Amazon always uses and it was packaged in the original packaging. Everything was in perfect condition.

I will see if he will return my money if it is really from a stolen CC. I wasn't expecting that.
post #6 of 7
I know a lot of companies do that in order to get better rep on eBay. That's why my ram heatsinks that are $7 on Newegg were only 50 cents each on eBay.
A Gift-card would also be another reason they may have sold you a hard drive. I always prefer using my PP balance over using my CC.
    
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Sounds like you got a great deal
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