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UPDATE: I WILL NOT BE ATTEMPTING TO SELL THIS CARD ON THIS SITE UNTIL I HAVE 35 REPUTATION POINTS.

I am considering selling my Zotac GTX 480 on eBay. I have some concerns about being ripped off for the amount of money of the card. This card had very little use as I upgraded to the GTX580 within months of purchase.

I have some concerns about this as in September I had a buyer win an expensive video card from me, then open a dispute & return a dead card with different serial numbers than the card I shipped him. Though, in that incident, I did get my money back, it took legal advice and many days of correspondence with the eBay dispute resolutions staff.

Does anyone have any advice?
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Videotape yourself doing everything. Take plenty of pictures of the card.
Put on buyer restrictions to weed out your typical zero feedback Nigerian scammer.
If you do all that, you'll be fine.
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Just start the price at the price you are lowest willing to sell it for.
Or set a reserve. I would try to sell it on ocn first though to avoid ebay fees
    
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Sell it on a forum instead of eBay.
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You could try selling it Amazon too.
    
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Put a reserve price on it, or have a friend bid close to what you want so you will atleast get a decent amount.
Don't expect to get that much from a used GF-100 though, no pun intended.
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Originally Posted by Majestic_Lizard View Post
I am considering selling my Zotac GTX 480 on eBay. I have some concerns about being ripped off for the amount of money of the card. This card had very little use as I upgraded to the GTX580 within months of purchase.

I have some concerns about this as in September I had a buyer win an expensive video card from me, then open a dispute & return a dead card with different serial numbers than the card I shipped him. Though, in that incident, I did get my money back, it took legal advice and many days of correspondence with the eBay dispute resolutions staff.

Does anyone have any advice?
You got your money back in that dispute but you're the one that sold it? I don't understand.

Write a full description with your terms stated on the page. Do a CPU-Z validation and take lots of pictures including high resolution ones of the serial number and with the card running in the PC if possible.

You can also state on your page that it is being sold as-is and you will not accept returns. If it has warranty make sure you note that and say you will help with RMA's.

It's not possible to get "ripped off" because you're the one that lists the price of the card. And if anything does arise you can easily win the PayPal dispute with all that information.

Oh and you can also restrict what kind of users can purchase the card. To be specific you can block certain locations and require a certain amount of feedback rating.

Good luck.

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Just start the price at the price you are lowest willing to sell it for.
Or set a reserve. I would try to sell it on ocn first though to avoid ebay fees
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Originally Posted by pewpewlazer View Post
Sell it on a forum instead of eBay.
Pretty sure he's going with eBay because he doesn't have enough rep yet.
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Videotape yourself doing everything. Take plenty of pictures of the card.
Put on buyer restrictions to weed out your typical zero feedback Nigerian scammer.
If you do all that, you'll be fine.
That is how I managed to get my money back on the other video card. I had video of the card functioning, photos of the serial numbers, and when the dead card showed up I made a video with the card and the UPS guy holding it which showed the serial numbers were not the same as the original card.

I just do not want to deal with that nonsense again. I've sold a lot of things on eBay, but nothing of that value.

How common are these scams? What are the chances of someone trying to pull this again?
    
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Sell it on craigslist or list it here. They aren't going for much on Ebay anyway. PM me a price.
    
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You got your money back in that dispute but you're the one that sold it? I don't understand.
I sold video card X to buyer Y for money H.

Buyer Y sent dead video card Z back to me.

Buyer Y opened a dispute (stating that the card I sent was dead) and took back the money, but kept the original card sold to him (video card X).

Buyer Y then had video card X and money H.

I furnished evidence that Buyer X had sent back dead video card Z and not video card X.

Decision was appealed. Money returned to seller.


Here are the facts one must understand:
1. Video card X has different serial numbers than dead video card Z.
2. Buyer Y intentionally attempted defraud the seller (me) and exploited the eBay refund system.
3. Additionally, I found out from other sellers that the buyer had done this before.

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Pretty sure he's going with eBay because he doesn't have enough rep yet.
Huh?
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