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Old January 19, 2008, 03:52 PM
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Wassup with the ebay sellers and their cpus?...Why are they selling them at a price so low?..are they really selling the chips that they're saying or it's just a scam? An E6750 at a price range between 100-130 is fishy to me, what about you?...
Need some answers because I don't really like getting ripped off..if I buy something..
I bought from amazon lots of stuff, everything was smooth there...
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Old January 19, 2008, 05:03 PM
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I guess cause their used and not in boxes? I ordered an AMD64 3000+ Socket 939 off eBay and it worked fine.
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What are they charging to ship? Most times they will have a low price on the product and then charge outrages prices for shipping. What is the sellers feedback rating. I don't go with any lower then 99%. Also how many items have they sold? What is the condition of the CPU (New or Used)? What is their return policy?
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I guess the only thing is to check their reputation as best you can..i.e. what Balistx said.

I ordered some RAM from ebay and it worked well enough but I'm much more wary of ebay personally.
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This one looks pretty real: INTEL CORE 2 DUO E6550 BX80557E6550 2.33GHZ EM64T DUAL - eBay (item 200193417444 end time Jan-25-08 16:37:43 PST)
but it ships only to us
P.S. I've found an E6600 at 130bucks but the seller has only 130 feedbacks..(all or them are positive and he is a powerseller but..)
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On their listing it states "INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS ARE WELCOME!
MINIMUM HANDLING FEE $15.00 + SHIPPING"

So you can look at paying $10.99 + $15.00 = $25.99 USD for shipping, not to mention they are shipping with UPS, so you are going to have to deal with insane UPS brokerage fees to get it across the boarder.
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Ugh..I thought that I could find a good chip to save some bucks but it looks like I'll have to get it from the store eventually...or if another forum member could sell one...
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This one looks pretty real: INTEL CORE 2 DUO E6550 BX80557E6550 2.33GHZ EM64T DUAL - eBay (item 200193417444 end time Jan-25-08 16:37:43 PST)
but it ships only to us
P.S. I've found an E6600 at 130bucks but the seller has only 130 feedbacks..(all or them are positive and he is a powerseller but..)
Its really not cheaper than buying it here locally. Canada Computers has E6550 retail at $180.00 if you pay cash. By the time you pay the shipping and brokerage fees, you'll be closer to $200.00 if you get it from ebay.
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Yeah but since I'll be getting it new I won't be that worried with the money...plus warranty..i was thinking more at a E6750 or an E8200 since it's out ..meh I'll see..
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Ugh..I thought that I could find a good chip to save some bucks but it looks like I'll have to get it from the store eventually...or if another forum member could sell one...
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