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Got my second 6950 from the bay with no issues (other than the locked shaders! tongue.gif )
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Heh, just don't hate us if it turns sour. Anything can happen. However, Ebay is pretty tough on bad sellers...especially if you go though paypal. Just watch out for things like low buy it now prices with crazy shipping prices or peculiar payment options.
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Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post

Heh, just don't hate us if it turns sour. Anything can happen. However, Ebay is pretty tough on bad sellers...especially if you go though paypal. Just watch out for things like low buy it now prices with crazy shipping prices or peculiar payment options.

No way, you guys are awesome. I love OCN for the wealth of knowledge, and I like to contribute on things I have experience in too. As with everything, "your (My) milage may vary". I just wanted to get a cursory view of people's experience with buying things from ebay (especially used).
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post #14 of 17
They might be "used", but that also means they are tested. I've had far more brand new hardware come out of the box with issues than I've had used hardware have issues...in fact I don't think I've ever had issues with used hardware (save for the things I knew were broken when I bought them, but most of the time I have the RMA already in motion because I can see the serial number in the picture).
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post #15 of 17
sold my 7950 and 7970 in ebay. my name is at stake, so . . .

in other news, my wife's fendi bag arrived last night. bought it in ebay for $100 - shipped from all the way el Salvador. original price was $2,600.

i am serious.
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I bought a Gigabyte Windforce r9 290X used off eBay most recently.

I asked the seller for the original receipt which he provided no problem. He said that i'll see that I got a heck of a deal... which I did smile.gif

I intentionally wanted to get one that had an extended burn-in period. Not my first R9 290x Windforce, as I bought a NEW one which died sometime after 5-8 hours of use and had to be returned. return shipping (with insurance) was over $20 frown.gif

Before that I bought my 2nd MSI GTX 760 Twin Frozr used and saved only about $30 on that one, but I also able to get the original receipt for that one. I registered it online with MSI and uploaded that invoice and the UPC.

For the R9 I really did not need an invoice, as I still had the one from the defective board. Still, I think its good to ask for it just to see if the seller is able to provide a intelligible response prior to placing a bid. I also read through their feedback history and see what type of things they typically sell. Also you might also ask the seller what the ASIC quality is from GPU-Z smile.gif there is no way Newegg or Tiger Direct are going to give you that info smile.gif

good luck! cheers!
Edited by bbond007 - 4/10/14 at 11:56am
post #17 of 17
I can say that ebay and PayPal work very hard to protect the buyer. Here is one thought. If you buy something and let say you get it and it doesnt work, please just contact the seller and a lot of times they will work it out with you. Dont just give negative feedback. As a buyer and seller, I have gotten a negative feedback because the software was a 3 pc license and only worked on 1, even though it was sealed., I issued a full refund without question and let them keep the software and still received negative feedback. I work very hard to provide an excellent customer experience with what I sell and it sucks to have a negative feedback when you did everything you can do.

But to the OP, as long as you read the full item description you should not have any issues. One thing I always do is to make sure the seller A) has close to 100% feedback, B) offers returns, C) gives an indepth description of the item. If something is used, they should notify buyers of any wear and tear whether physically or cosmetically.

Hope this helps.
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