has anyone of you purchased anything using e-bay?

@skbh12 (2950)
Philippines
October 12, 2008 8:05pm CST
i am planning of buying a laptop for my boyfriend as my anniversary gift. so i am thinking if would it be better if i buy laptops thru ebay.. i would like to ask if any of you purchased items thru ebay and didn't you experience any problem transaction and shippings problems? did you have any problems with the item you purchased like it didn't work the way you expected it to be or had defects as it was shipped to you? happy posting and happy mylotting!
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4 responses
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
13 Oct 08
Locally, I have purchased one item from e-bay, and I have to say I had a good buy! The person who sells them was nice actually.
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@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
lucky for you not to encounter a bogus seller! i hope i don't get to encounter one too once i decided to buy at ebay..
@hablue (37)
• United States
13 Oct 08
I have purchased many items using ebay and have had a good experience with the site and sellers so far. I don't think I would purchase a higher end item such as a laptop on ebay though, I believe it would be better to go into a computer store and get one there. Then you can also purchase a warranty, etc.
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@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
yeah but they are way too expensive. hahaha!!! well you have a point though...
@Lejandro (1530)
• United States
14 Oct 08
Hi, I've sold hundred of item on ebay before with 100% rating. Have bought dozen times too. So far I have been let down once but was fixed by seller. Since you're buying something of higher value I'd say you think twice about it. High price electronics is the last thing I would buy thru ebay. Warranty issues is something to look at there. Also buy shipping insurance too. Only buy from merchants with 99% or higher rating (well, that's my rule...). Goodluck, hope you get a great deal!!!
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
[b]how would you know if their ratings are for real and not a joke? i mean a person could just ask someone to give them positive feedbacks and scam some buyers right? thanks for the advise.[/b]
@Lejandro (1530)
• United States
15 Oct 08
Nope. He cannot just ask anyone to post a feedback for him. Winning bidders of a seller's auction only has the access to give a feedback. That system is fool proof. So feedbacks left are done by unique individuals. You cannot even have somebody bid on your items all the time 'coz ebay track those and cheating is suspected. You can not even cheat ebay by bidding on your auctions using a different account. Bottom line to do that in a mass scale is easy for ebay to track and a person also spends alot on auction fees if he does that. So it's a lose-lose situation for cheaters. Hope this helps...
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
15 Oct 08
wow! at least now i know that all of the ratings they receive are true.. thanks thanks!
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
14 Oct 08
[i]Hi skbh, Hubby tried to but it wasn't shipped that far...I guess they will really make it very safe for the customers, wish you will get responses from those who have tried! Wow..you will make him so happy with that! What a great present![/i]
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
[b]yeah i know he will surely like it.. and i know that it will be very useful for him to start studying for nclex.. [/b]