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by chachimcgee / April 11, 2006 4:12 PM PDT

I found a Dell xps 400 with dual pentium d and a 128mb graphic card. IT was going for $550 buy it now. is that too good to be true or did i fing a good deal.

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I wouldn't buy it...
by nathanpsz2 / April 11, 2006 8:23 PM PDT
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...for fear of getting scammed. You never know who you're buying from.

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Usually no warranty and...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 11, 2006 8:41 PM PDT
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If they want money via western union or contact you outside ebay then it's the usual scam.


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check feedback rating
by Chip_Leader / April 12, 2006 2:46 AM PDT

If they seller has tons of feedback ratings (1,000 +) and a good rating (I usually look for 98.5% or better) though then you may be safe.

The trick is to read the auction carefully, and send a note with any questions. If you do not get a response back that is sometimes a bad sign.

I have not purchased anything as expensive as a PC off of ebay, but have bought 60+ things over the last 3-4 years and have not had problems yet. BUT I think if you use PayPal they have something where you can get the 4 back I believe.

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You MAY be safe...
by nathanpsz2 / April 12, 2006 3:00 PM PDT
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...that's not very convincing. I'll only buy a computer if I can see it running 3DMark, Prime95, and other intensive apps.

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often overlooked
by linkit / April 12, 2006 11:37 PM PDT
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If you don't ensure that a WINDOWS CD with a VALID PRODUCT KEY is included, you will end up adding US$100 to your final cost.

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