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lol, 473 sold....... 105 feedback. Unlimited HDD's rolleyes.gif
I bought one tho, so we'll see.

Lol, I know. At least you're totally protected by ebay if theres a problem. That's why I just jumped on it; that's cheap even for a time without a HDD shortage crisis. So, at worst I may have to be without 42.00$ for a week.
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Note - what will you do if your package arrives, gets signed for, and then you open it to find it's a block of wood? You'll complain to ebay (a pain at the best of times) and they'll ask for proof. You won't have any.

At best it could be a fake drive (ie, not really WD).

If they're legit, they could sell them for plenty more, so why wouldn't they?
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Not sure if legit or not....

bought 2. *cross fingers*
 
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Note - what will you do if your package arrives, gets signed for, and then you open it to find it's a block of wood? You'll complain to ebay (a pain at the best of times) and they'll ask for proof. You won't have any.
At best it could be a fake drive (ie, not really WD).
If they're legit, they could sell them for plenty more, so why wouldn't they?

Ebay has buyer protection for a reson. Even if it's a scam, you'll be reimbursed. I've been duped and also recieved broken, or misrepresented items plenty of times, and I have been covered by ebay. So I wouldn't worry too much, although it's always wise to practice caution.
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Not sure if legit or not....
bought 2. *cross fingers*

except ebay/paypal sides with the buyer 99% of the time.


which is why ebay is kinda a lame place to be a seller currently thumb.gif

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Ebay has buyer protection for a reson. Even if it's a scam, you'll be reimbursed. I've been duped and also recieved broken, or misrepresented items plenty of times, and I have been covered by ebay. So I wouldn't worry too much, although it's always wise to practice caution.

Yep. why be scared of somthing that has no repercussions
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If you're dumb enough to buy this, you DESERVE to get scammed.
Notice it's from CHINA?
It's not like you're getting stuff like adapters or dual shock controllers or other console parts (which tend to actually work, though usually the good ones are from Hong Kong).

Read this:
http://blog.jitbit.com/2011/04/chinese-magic-drive.html
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1599903&highlight=chinese+hard+drive&page=2
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1630184&highlight=Western+digital+Mybook

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Ebay has buyer protection for a reson. Even if it's a scam, you'll be reimbursed. I've been duped and also recieved broken, or misrepresented items plenty of times, and I have been covered by ebay.
Fair enough. You've done better with ebay than I have.
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IT'S A SCAM
Sorry for the caps and bold print but it's the only way people will notice. What these Asian or foreign sellers do is sell a bunch of low cost items (<$10), rank up on positive feedback, and then offer a "fire sale" so to speak. They'll ship you something that isn't that external hard drive and by the time you'll contact eBay they'll have already ran away with your money.
It's been happening for years. Best thing to do is report them.

this, i see it all the time here. in the news, paers etc. there are literally 100s of scams going on around asia. most people just never here of them becuase they tend to target pepole in another asian nation
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this, i see it all the time here. in the news, paers etc. there are literally 100s of scams going on around asia. most people just never here of them becuase they tend to target pepole in another asian nation

It's too bad, I could've used 12TB of storage.... or maybe 6 w/ RAID 0
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