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Topic: Buying a iPod on Ebay? Risks?

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Old 06-08-2004, 10:16 PM
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Buying a iPod on Ebay? Risks?

I was thinking about trying to buy a iPod off of eBay. I've never purchased anything from there before. Please share any tips or suggestions for getting a good Pod off eBay.

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Old 06-08-2004, 10:24 PM
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---do not try to get something for nothing (like an iPod for under $50) cause that is most likely a scam

---read the description of the item and make sure you know what you're buying ie: new unopened box? opened box etc...

---contact seller if you have questions, you don't want to win and get it and find out the seller really wasn't too clear on the description for example the used iPod maybe didn't come w/ firewire cable or something

---View Seller feedback, if you are first timer on ebay you might want to avoid sellers with 1 or 2 feedback

---Request pictures if they are not provided especially if you are a buying an opened box iPod, and the pictures are not allready provided

good luck

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---also do not bid on any thing that would send you a website or information on a cheap/free iPod, that is a scam




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Old 06-08-2004, 11:31 PM
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These are good points. I'm thinking that for a top of the line Pod with max hard drive I should expect to pay about $250? I can't imagine someone selling a really good Pod for under $100 of it's selling price, unless it's hot.
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Old 06-09-2004, 10:59 AM
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most ipod on ebay come from u.s.a and u think u are getting a good deal until u see the p&p some want ?35 for shipping so in the end it dosent work out any cheaper



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Old 06-09-2004, 12:19 PM
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With sites like apple.com, powermax.com, and smalldog.com often having cheap used/refurb units, there's no reason to risk eBay. Plus, you get a warranty and a company to complain to should something go wrong.