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Ebay.Com is okay, but buyer beware.

  • Mar 14, 2011
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I've purchased a few things on ebay.com and out of all the experiences, have only had 2 bad ones.

Once I bought a computer, which the seller completely lied about the os that was installed, ram, etc. (Finally resolved but I lost $60 in the deal). (Click image to enlarge)

Once I ordered a software upgrade and the seller claimed "We're out of what you ordered so we sent you this instead" (Meanwhile they sold 8 more of what they were "out of", while I was getting my dispute resolved)

I now will order from ebay but I set myself a limit, $25. The amount one could easily blow going out to eat or to the movies. That way, if the deal goes south; I just "watched a lousy movie".

I recommend ebay.com because you CAN find some unusual and interesting items there, that you may not be able to find elsewhere.

I haven't sold anything on ebay (though I have taken things to an ebay store where they sold them.) Therefore, I can't comment on the selling aspect of the site. Use it, but be cautious.

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March 14, 2011
As a buyer and a seller experienced with eBay, I can tell you that eBay has evolved quite a bit over the years, and today's eBay experience is much better for the buyer than it was, say, five years ago. The majority of my experiences on both sides of the biz have been very solid, so I've nothing to complain about.
March 14, 2011
I have noticed the changes, but still limit the amount of my purchases.
 
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Quick Tip by . September 10, 2009
I don't buy & sell as much as I use to, but it's still really fun searching for random things that you'd never expect people to sell or buy.
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eBay.com, managed by eBay, Inc, is an American online auction and shopping website that allows users to buy and sell goods or services to markets worldwide. The website was originally launched in 1995 as AuctionWeb in San Jose, CA  by Pierre Omidyar, a French-born Iranian computer programmer.

In 1998, the company went public, and founder and presidents Omidyar and Jeffrey Skoll became instant billionaires. In 2002, the company purchased PayPal, which facilitated online payments, thus helping to streamline the online purchasing experience.

Today, eBay is one of the most popular websites in both site traffic and for the purchasing and selling of goods and services worldwide.
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