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Submitted: Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 15:33
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I see a few people purchase stuff on ebay,just wondering is it safe and good is it
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Reply By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 15:43

Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 15:43
Hi Tim...

we got a compressor and a boat winch...and heaps of smaller stuff...not a problem...

LynLaugh alot..life's too short not to....

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Follow Up By: tim - Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 15:45

Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 15:45
Is the payment system easy to use
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 15:51

Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 15:51
Yeah..I prefer to direct deposit..coz that's easiest for me...they also do paymate/paypal if you want to use your Credit Card....or cheque/money order....just check the sellers rating, and you'll get an idea of what other's have experienced.Laugh alot..life's too short not to....

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Reply By: Member - Jack - Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 16:13

Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 16:13
HI Tim:

I have used ebay to buy a number of tiems, incl a GPS unit, bullbar, GPS data cable and some other stuff. I used PayPal and it was a breeze. I guess it is as safe as it can be made, and I would have no hesitation in using it again.
Good luck
JackAustralia - If you don't love it, leave!!!
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Reply By: Member - Wherethehellawi - Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 17:37

Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 17:37
like all auctions

CAVEAT EMPTORWow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
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Follow Up By: Willie - Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 19:56

Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 19:56
Richard,

What a transformation! Did something happen when you were beamed down in the transmat beam?????????

UGLIUS EMUENTIUS

Cheers,

Willie

Never a dull moment
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Follow Up By: Member - Wherethehellawi - Saturday, Sep 06, 2003 at 18:03

Saturday, Sep 06, 2003 at 18:03
Tegan (Mrs Al's 4yr old) ..says I'm cute & loves me..Check it out with Mrs al if you dont believe......Cute cannot mean "UGLIUS EMUENTIUS"
Geez you horrible willem... you've hurt my feelingsWow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
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Follow Up By: Willie - Sunday, Sep 07, 2003 at 09:18

Sunday, Sep 07, 2003 at 09:18
Love is blind.....I am sure that young Tegan was in love with the cute little blubber who adorned this website afore you put your mamma-in-laws pic in there...........
How about PRETTIUS SKINNIUS LONGNECKIUS...........will this make you feel better?????????? :-)

Cheers,
Willie
Never a dull moment
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Follow Up By: Member - Wherethehellawi - Sunday, Sep 07, 2003 at 11:17

Sunday, Sep 07, 2003 at 11:17
happy to know you werent talking about me after-all

my mum-in-law is after you now!!!!
Wow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
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Reply By: diamond (bendigo) - Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 17:58

Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 17:58
gday tim.we use ebay heaps and never had a problem YET.
a couple of things to look for when bidding.
1 make sure you know the normal price of what your buying i have seen some people pay more than you would pay in any shop..
2 when your looking at an item theres a spot called sellers feedback.thats where buyers leave a message like good/bad rip off ect.have a look they might have all bad so dont deal with them.
3 be carefull its very addictive just ask my wife.
we usually direct deposit or cod.
happy bidding
—~‘¬‘¥•s’B
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 18:20

Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 18:20
Ive seen people get caught up and pay 2ice retail for things specially hand held UHF's

Feedback is about the best you can go on, Dont buy from people who dont have feedback.

Ive bought 100's of things over years off there and the old sold.com.au and had 1 problem, a CD which was fubar when I got it, $10, so not the end of the earth.

But it is a buyer beware thing. Ive heard of heaps of scams lately camera gear is a biggy. Things like if they say they are in Australia, ask where they are and if you can pick up in person (even if they are interstate, shows if they are genuine).. If they say no, then it could be a scam.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog Morgan (Vic) - Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 21:40

Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 21:40
Yeh I know what you mean about paying too much. I tried to advise someone once when they were paying too much. He emailed me back thanking me but took no notice and continued to bid like it was the last one on earth, mate! what a dumb cluck!!!!

All good advise TrucksterHooroo
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Reply By: Luke - Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 00:54

Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 00:54
Ebay can be a great place, but some people get stung as well by dodgy people out there.

Some guidelines:

1: Know your prices before you bid - not everything is cheap on Ebay
2: Decide on how much you are willing to pay for an item and don't go over that amount - it's easy to get caught up in the excitement of an auction
3: Check the seller's feedback. If someone has negative feedback find out why. Only purchase stuff from people who have plenty of positive feedback (this means people have been happy with their products and service before)
4: If you have ANY doubt about a seller's integrity either don't bid, use COD so you can inspect the goods when they arrive, or use an Escrow service (more on Escrow at the Ebay site)
5: When you complete a transaction be sure to take the time to leave feedback. This is a very important step, as it is the primary way people can decide if a person is trustworthy.

I've bought and sold a fair bit of gear on Ebay, and I've always been satisfied with the results. The trick is to just use commeon sense, and be careful.

Cheers, and good luck!

Luke.
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