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Is it ok to buy a gpu off of eBay?

Parzival120
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So I am wanting a rtx 3060 ti/3070 for so long I am thinking on caving in on just buying off of eBay but I want to know is it ok to buy off of eBay? Like what if the part doesn’t work is it possible for me to get my money back?

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1 minute ago, Parzival120 said:

I want to know is it ok to buy off of eBay?

yesn't

it's like playing russian roulette

 

2 minutes ago, Parzival120 said:

Like what if the part doesn’t work is it possible for me to get my money back?

if the refund policy is good, maybe

but you're probably not getting first party warranty services

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Mostly. Check what rep the seller has, what other items they have for sale etc. Sellers who put more in the description are more likely to sell you a reliable working card. 

Is it plugged in? Is it turned on? Are you sure? No, really. 

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Just now, J-from-Nucleon said:

Supposedly it is.

I bought a board from someone on ebay a few months back, didn't work, and they deleted their ebay account when I contacted them about a return and stole my money. So it's always good to air on the side of caution there

Is it plugged in? Is it turned on? Are you sure? No, really. 

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Just now, Mel0nMan said:

I bought a board from someone on ebay a few months back, didn't work, and they deleted their ebay account when I contacted them about a return and stole my money. So it's always good to air on the side of caution there

True that

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10 minutes ago, Mel0nMan said:

Mostly. Check what rep the seller has, what other items they have for sale etc. Sellers who put more in the description are more likely to sell you a reliable working card. 

I have personally not ever used eBay so how do I see their rep

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6 minutes ago, Parzival120 said:

I have personally not ever used eBay so how do I see their rep

For example.

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Where it says "seller information"

look at the %feedback and the number with the star in the parentheses. If those are both decently high it's a good reliable seller. 

Is it plugged in? Is it turned on? Are you sure? No, really. 

List of my systems:

Main PC:

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HP z620 workstation, 2x Xeon e5-2690 v0, EVGA GTX 980 SC, 8x4gb DDR3-1333, 2x 2tb HDD, 1tb boot SATA SSD, Windows 10 Pro

Linux system:

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ProDesk 600 g1 SFF, i5-4590, Quadro k620, 2x4gb DDR3-1333, 64gb boot SSD, 250gb storage HDD from the ewaste pile with many bad sectors, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

XP system:

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Compaq DC7600 SFF, Pentium 4 HT 631, MSI GT 210 passive, 2x512m DDR2-667, 80gb Spinmaster HDD

Testbench:

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Optiplex 760 board, GameMax VP-600 PSU, 4x 64gb AliExpress SSD (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 10), 1tb HDD (storage)

(currently has a Core 2 Quad Q9550 and 4x2gb DDR2-800 but I change its config frequently)

 

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I'd buy from stockx before I'd use eBay

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No different that in person or amazon. All the same to me.

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