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Hello lads,

First of all, I'm from Mexico and I wanna buy a Smartphone from Ebay or Amazon. My only question is, How safe is to buy from ebay or amazon? I read that they have customer protection programs and all that stuff, but its money we are talking about. Nothing is that easy/simple when money is involved.

Has anyone had a bad experience but still recovered your money?

Thanks.
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I've ordered phones from eBay. Just make sure you buy from a reputable seller.
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Better use clove, expansys, etc.
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As mentioned above. Ensuring you buy from a reputeable seller is the key. High sales with high feedback. high 90's to 100%. If they do have negative it would be worth viewing what they got the negative for because it can often be for issues that could have been resolved easily and has been unfairly left from a customer. If an item was delayed for example. Not really the sellers fault.

Using paypal is the safest way to pay as well. I have bought and sold lots on ebay and there has been a couple of instances where some one has tried to pull something. After going through the resolution process I have recieved a refund on both occasions. Both instances could have been avoided by me though as I took a risk buying from people with either low feedback or not many sales. we all have to start somewhere though. I have had had many succesful purchases from people with low sales. Avoid bad feedback though.
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I bought an unlocked BlackBerry on ebay. Worked as advertised.

Just read up on the seller and read all the fine print.
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Should be fairly safe, most of the times paypal sides with the seller. I got an ipod touch from ebay few years back.
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