Pray for me!!! I just bought a pc from ebay!!

  g40 21:15 22 Apr 2004
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I just bought this pc after months of indecision, ill keep you informed of progress as it is an ebay seller and does not have great "standing" right now, but how will they ever get thier reviews and feedback scores if we don't give them a chance3, as i am right noe, gulp.
watch this space!!!!


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  Totally-braindead 21:19 22 Apr 2004

Looks not bad for the money mate, friend of mine bought one off Ebay a month or so ago for his sister and shes delighted with it. The guys got a 100% rating even though he hasn't been selling long so it'll probably be alright.

  TheTerminator 21:29 22 Apr 2004

and 82 very happy and 1 neutral. It appears to be a sound place to buy your computer from, and I'm sure you will have no problems with this at all! All the best with it, and please keep us informed.

  g40 18:55 23 Apr 2004

Ok so far so good, they have answered every email and been great so far, just awaiting my final invoice then i'll pay and we will see what transpires from there.

I hope this record of my experience is of use to others looking to buy and considering the ebay route! I do also hope it works out, from a personal point of view and from a general wish to see others able to trust the system, ebay could be a geat place for all if everyone (sellers particularly) display the kind of honesty which we no longer expect from many high-street retailers.
More later
G

  citadel 19:25 23 Apr 2004

I would never buy any second hand electrical goods.

  Agent Smith 19:26 23 Apr 2004

I buy and sell on Ebay regularly and have only had two dodgy experiences. A guy in Greece bought a small Item from me and only wanted to pay UK inland postal rates, sent me a neg. Then I bought a DVD from a person in the States and he kept the money and the DVD. Apart from that if you shop wisely it's a great place to buy with some real bargains. Good luck.

  g40 19:28 23 Apr 2004

thanks a lot for you help, updates to follow,
G

  Agent Smith 19:44 23 Apr 2004

his paypal fees are way too high. He is legally bound by Ebay to charge a maximum of 3.4% + 20p which should take the total including postage to around £469 (£429 + £25 + 3.4% + 20p)but if he charges £25 + 3.9% you end up paying about £497.00. Are far as I can see.

  g40 19:47 23 Apr 2004

I appreciate that , i actually bought it for £395,
Also i have told the seller about this forum entry, i hope they read it or/and reply as it is more informative to others that way,
Cheers,
G

  g40 19:51 23 Apr 2004

Amount: £395.00
Postage: £25.00
Insurance: £16.38 (PayPal charge)
Total amount: £436.38

Item information:
Item number: 4124993143
eBay user ID: ls-tronic
End date: 4/22/2004 1:00:00 PM
Item title: XP3000+/512MB-DDR-400/160GB/Raedon9.6/LG4082

  Al94 20:51 23 Apr 2004

There is no mention of back up restore CD's or Operating System on CD, just preinstalled. If that is the case I wouldn't touch it. Also seems strabge seller is located in Germany and most feedback from there.

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