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    I just won a stair lift on Ebay but I'm worried. The price was the lowest and I was the only one biding. How do you guys check for a rip off? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=140242862801
    Last edited by greyhawk200; 06-26-2008, 09:28 PM.

  • #2
    #1 I don't understand your question.
    #2 You shouldn't be bidding if you don't understand what you are getting into.
    #3 After the auction is not the time to be asking questions.

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    • #3
      Jim was being kind.

      ARE YOU STUPID?

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      • #4
        Chipslinger -

        Was that comment really necessary? Give a guy a break!

        Greyhawk -

        I think you might be confused by the other two listed above your winning item description. As I looked closely, they were listed as "similar items by other eBay sellers." As to the possibility of ripoff - it's always there, and perhaps more so from a seller with (0) feedback. As to this particular item, it's a used unit and I suppose it's likely that it was never installed. I have the creeping arthritis, and every time I stand up these days, I'm glad I don't have stairs in my house!

        By the way, I always try to pay by PayPal because they really help you out in the case of a disputed transaction.
        Last edited by Frank Ford; 06-26-2008, 10:05 PM.
        Cheers,

        Frank Ford
        HomeShopTech

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Frank Ford
          Chipslinger -

          Was that comment really necessary? Give a guy a break!

          Greyhawk -

          I think you might be confused by the other two listed above your winning item description. As I looked closely, they were listed as "similar items by other eBay sellers." As to the possibility of ripoff - it's always there, and perhaps more so from a seller with (0) feedback. As to this particular item, it's a used unit and I suppose it's likely that it was never installed. I have the creeping arthritis, and every time I stand up these days, I'm glad I don't have stairs in my house!

          By the way, I always try to pay by PayPal because they really help you out in the case of a disputed transaction.
          Jim Give him a break, I might add I responded before he posted a link.

          Now that I understand the situation, I stand by my remark.

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          • #6
            if you pay by credit card you also can dispute the payment within a month if my memory serves me correct. . . . . thats how i would do this deal.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Chipslinger
              Jim was being kind.

              ARE YOU STUPID?
              and you are drunk but you'll be sober in the morning

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              • #8
                Nope, I don't drink, I am just this way without any enhancement.

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                • #9
                  LOL! Did you notice... he says "If you are the only bidder and you win.. I'll ship it for nothing if on the east coast...then goes on to say "Buyer is responsible for all shipping"
                  So which is it?
                  I never buy from anyone that doesn't have a fair amount of feedback.
                  Who knows.. you may be ok, only time will tell.
                  I have tools I don't even know I own...

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                  • #10
                    If it sounds too good to be true, it usually isn't!

                    Bill

                    Bill
                    Bill

                    Being ROAD KILL on the Information Super Highway and Electronically Challenged really SUCKS!!

                    Every problem can be solved through the proper application of explosives, duct tape, teflon, WD-40, or any combo of the aforementioned items.

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                    • #11
                      The price is reasonable, a bit less than for new. If the shipping is not excessive you have a good product at a good price. You didn't save a bundle of money, though.

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                      • #12
                        0 feedback is generally a big red flag.

                        PAYPAL will not protect you in this case (you have to read the fine print, paypal "protection" only covers sellers with something like a 95% rating and at least 50 feedback (of course they advertise it on every ebay auction like it is a done deal).

                        I think you are getting scammed on shipping, and the extra bid was a shill to cancel out the absurd "free shipping (up to 200)" statement.

                        Are you close to NC? Go and pick it up and save some heartache.

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                        • #13
                          Go and pick it up and save some heartache.
                          Yeah, I told Doc as we followed the grubby looking guy down a alleyway.. we may die here today..

                          Yeah, I told Mikey as we backed the brand new Duramax diesel into the empty warehouse in Michigan to load a flattie, yeah, he might have a duramax diesel on ebay next week..

                          Crooks abound now on the internet. Being 300lbs and tattooed don't make you bulletproof.. Being very aware of your surroundings will keep you alive and unventilated. Having a pistol in your car does not stop a gun fight, it just makes it not so one sided.

                          Yeah, I'd go pick it up, if you can do it for less than the new one delivered to you.. otherwise I'd buy a new one.
                          Last edited by Dawai; 06-27-2008, 09:50 PM.
                          Excuse me, I farted.

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                          • #14
                            Ask the seller for the pick up address... then check the address against a business search on whitepages.com for "Martin Enterprises" to see if they have a legitimate listing in the charlotte NC area. There are 4 "Martin Enterprises " that come up on a search within 50 miles of Charlotte... Good Luck.

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                            • #15
                              0 feedback, I would not have bid, and I AM STUPID!

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