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Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 at 19:18
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Hi guys . I'm wanting to purchase a Narva 12 way fuse box. As it is not available where I live I'm stuck with purchasing on line. Problem is I rarely do on line transactions so I'm a bit nervous about which may be a reliable site to get it from. How does one tell what's legitimate and what's dodgy on eBay ? I would prefer to purchase from an Australian business if possible . Any suggestions appreciated. Ta doc
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Reply By: AlbyNSW - Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 at 19:28

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 at 19:28
There is an eBay seller named Autolecau that I have found very reliable to deal with
They are a bricks and mortar auto leccy store in Victoria that also sell online, you can ring them for advice as well

No affiliation just a happy customer

In general though I have found the majority of eBay sellers to be fine and have had very few negative experiences
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 at 19:35

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 at 19:35
I've used the seller that Alby referred to recently.

Plenty of advice about the purchase and prompt despatch, think it took less than a week to western Qld.

Definitely recommend them too.

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Follow Up By: Sir Kev - Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 at 20:12

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 at 20:12
X2 for Autolecau

I have probably purchased $1000 worth of Auto Elec gear from them with no problems.

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Follow Up By: oz doc - Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 at 20:29

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 at 20:29
Thanks for that . I've looked them up just now and they do have some fuse boxes but I was especially wanting the Narva one because it has dual input. I'm being difficult I know. Ta, doc
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Follow Up By: Member - WBS - Thursday, Apr 06, 2017 at 11:38

Thursday, Apr 06, 2017 at 11:38
Yep, I've dealt with them too for a Redarc TowPro Elite. Got it quickly no fuss or bother,

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Reply By: Dion - Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 at 19:35

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 at 19:35
It's in Welshpool WA, but I've found 'The 12V Shop' has a very good stock of quality 12V equipment, do on line or phone orders.

https://www.12volt.com.au


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Follow Up By: oz doc - Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 at 20:31

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 at 20:31
Thanks Dion- they have the blue sea boxes but not the Narva one which is what I'm after.
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Reply By: Hoyks - Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 at 19:46

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 at 19:46
eBay and set up a Paypal account.

Look at their feedback and see how many items they have shifted, if the feedback says don't bother, then they may be a bit sus. Some customers can be unreasonable too, so if they have sold 10000 items and have 2 negative feedback, then the odds are in your favour.

I've bought heaps of stuff online, even gear out of China, and have yet to have an issue.
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Follow Up By: oz doc - Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 at 20:33

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 at 20:33
This sounds a bit dumb but is a pay pal account safer than using a credit / debit card?
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Follow Up By: Hoyks - Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 at 20:59

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 at 20:59
Yes, because it gives you another degree of separation from the person you are giving $$ to.
If you give someone your credit card number, expiry date and verification number, there is the possibility the card could then be cloned and someone go on a shopping spree.

You pay PayPal, PayPal pays the seller. If the gear doesn't show or isn't what you paid for, then get a refund from PayPal.
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Follow Up By: V8 Troopie - Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 at 20:59

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 at 20:59
I only use Paypal for online purchases. This gives me a lot more chance to get the money back if the goods are suspect or not arriving. I linked my account to a credit card with a rather low limit so not too much can be milked off if the details are pirated (unlikely).
I would not use a debit card.
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Follow Up By: Idler Chris - Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 at 21:03

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 at 21:03
A Pay Pal account is much safer as only Pay Pal ever know your credit card details. Pay Pal also give some protection from "bad" sellers. It is also much easier to use.
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Follow Up By: oz doc - Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 at 21:11

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 at 21:11
Ok thanks for that info. Probably time I "got with the times". Doc
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 at 23:16

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 at 23:16
Paypal account is an excellent idea. Just under 700 purchases using Paypal every time. Just a few went wrong and I got all my money back, including shipping.

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Reply By: Gramps - Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 at 22:04

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 at 22:04
Doc,

If it's the Narva 54450, I bought one from a mob called e-clearances on Ebay for $50 delivered back in Feb. I see they now have 2 left @ $33.52 + $8.90 postage.

Considerably cheaper than local bricks and mortar store $147.00.

p.s. I'm not interested in hearing a lot of whinging from onlookers about supporting local etc. I try to support them when I can but I'm not subsidising their early retirement.

Regards
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Reply By: Zippo - Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 at 23:38

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 at 23:38
I've used ebay seller "4wdextreme" for a number of items, and always very satisfied. Express post is included in their prices. They have the Narva 54450 listed on fleabay at the moment here
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Follow Up By: Member - Bigfish - Thursday, Apr 06, 2017 at 06:46

Thursday, Apr 06, 2017 at 06:46
I,ve spent several thousand dollars at their store and never had an issue. Quick delivery and good prices as well.
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Reply By: Tim F3 - Thursday, Apr 06, 2017 at 07:41

Thursday, Apr 06, 2017 at 07:41
Have you looked up a company called ABR they are in queensland and regularly post advice on this site.

I have purchased from them ,never a problem and great after sales service.
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Follow Up By: oz doc - Thursday, Apr 06, 2017 at 07:45

Thursday, Apr 06, 2017 at 07:45
Hi Tim, yes I've bought some bus bars from Abr- for this same project. One of the few online purchases I've ever made. Unfortunately he doesn't stock the Narva block I want. This particulate fuse block just suits my project to a T hence being so determined to forsake the many others. Doc
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Reply By: Member - wicket - Thursday, Apr 06, 2017 at 09:03

Thursday, Apr 06, 2017 at 09:03
oz doc
i bought that exact narva box from autoelecau just recently 54450, about $50 delivered
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Follow Up By: oz doc - Thursday, Apr 06, 2017 at 09:07

Thursday, Apr 06, 2017 at 09:07
Oh ok. I checked out their website and didn't see it listed. Maybe I did a "mans look" :) I'll check again. Thanks for this . Doc
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Reply By: Member - wicket - Thursday, Apr 06, 2017 at 12:57

Thursday, Apr 06, 2017 at 12:57
They do have a site on eBay (which i used) and can show different products .
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Follow Up By: oz doc - Thursday, Apr 06, 2017 at 12:59

Thursday, Apr 06, 2017 at 12:59
Ye you are correct- it's on the eBay site . :)
Will set up pay pal acc and should be sorted. Thanks all
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Reply By: Sigmund - Friday, Apr 07, 2017 at 09:05

Friday, Apr 07, 2017 at 09:05
I now do more shopping on the net than in bricks and mortar shops.

Some tips:

Don't buy from someone on eBay with less than say a hundred sales up.

Never pay with bank transfer or Money Order.

Do a google search on the seller's name or look on productreview.com.au for bad smells. If you find a price that looks too good to be true it probably is. Never buy on price alone. As is clear in this thread, a bit of research shows the sellers who provide good service.

If you pay via credit card or PayPal, yes you can often use them to get a refund when things go pear-shaped but it's a deal of work.

In some cases you end up buying again from the same crowd so if you've had good service then leave positive feedback as these are the folk we want to see prosper. Avenues are productreview.com.au, Yellow Pages and Facebook.

Some sellers are just resellers who know nothing about the product. If you're uncertain about what will meet your needs ask questions. You soon learn who is on the ball.
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Reply By: tim_c - Friday, Apr 07, 2017 at 13:10

Friday, Apr 07, 2017 at 13:10
I recently bought some LED side marker and signal lamps from Collier & Miller - not an ebay seller, but had good range of the Narva products I wanted, and the items arrived quickly with no hassles.

As for ebay, I generally look at the ratings given and number of reviews - if they have a few thousand reviews and a 99.6% rating or higher, you wouldn't expect to have any issues.
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