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hello all,

 

I find this deal of 16gb of ram, but the seller can't provide a bios screeshot to confirm its working because he no longer have all the component to make a whole system. Is there anyway to protect myself from buying a broken part?

 

Thanks!

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1 minute ago, Devin92 said:

hello all,

 

I find this deal of 16gb of ram, but the seller can't provide a bios screeshot to confirm its working because he no longer have all the component to make a whole system. Is there anyway to protect myself from buying a broken part?

 

Thanks!

The best way to make sure you don't get scammed is by not buying from Craigslist.  Sorry, that's the best I can come up with.  Read too many stories about people getting scammed on Craigslist.

 

Good luck.

 

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I wouldn't even try it. RAM generally doesn't die easily, but if he can't verify the sticks work... 

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Most RAM has a lifetime warranty, so you could try contacting the manufacturer and asking what the specifics of the warranty are. Then if it's a good deal, you could always RMA them if they don't work. 

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2 minutes ago, ARikozuM said:

I wouldn't even try it. RAM generally doesn't die easily, but if he can't verify the sticks work... 

This ^^^ If he can't show you recent pics of it working or run a memtest, and you don't want to lug your PC there with a car adapter and run one yourself, don't buy it. 

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Meet at his house and if he scammed you come back with 5 guys and some baseball bats 

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2 minutes ago, Clockwork_princess said:

Meet at his hous and if he scammed you come back with 5 guys and some baseball bats 

Wow hahahaha

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Just now, RAM555789 said:

I would bring pistols over baseball bats.

You can always say it’s just your baseball team with you, idk how you’ll explain to the police why you brought guns to his house,

 

you ou want to scare him not go to jail

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5 minutes ago, djdwosk97 said:

Most RAM has a lifetime warranty, so you could try contacting the manufacturer and asking what the specifics of the warranty are. Then if it's a good deal, you could always RMA them if they don't work. 

its from Corsair. Do they generally need a receipt of purchase for RMA? I just read corsiar warranty policy and they said they offer non-transferable warranty, so I guess it wont work anyway.

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7 minutes ago, Clockwork_princess said:

Meet at his hous and if he scammed you come back with 5 guys and some baseball bats 

 

4 minutes ago, RAM555789 said:

I would bring pistols over baseball bats.

 

2 minutes ago, Clockwork_princess said:

You can always say it’s just your baseball team with you, idk how you’ll explain to the police why you brought guns to his house,

 

you ou want to scare him not go to jail

I can see this thread going wild. But i think i will give it a shot. any one of you want to be my Camera man if this goes down like this?

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3 minutes ago, Clockwork_princess said:

You can always say it’s just your baseball team with you, idk how you’ll explain to the police why you brought guns to his house,

 

you ou want to scare him not go to jail

Conceal carry permit, and argue to the cop that I'm just exercising my right to carry a firearm xD

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8 minutes ago, Clockwork_princess said:

Meet at his hous and if he scammed you come back with 5 guys and some baseball bats 

 

5 minutes ago, RAM555789 said:

I would bring pistols over baseball bats.

And this is why Craigslist exchanges should be done in public places where there will be witnesses.  Like a local restaurant or somewhere else public where there will be plenty of people.

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3 minutes ago, AshleyAshes said:

 

And this is why Craigslist exchanges should be done in public places where there will be witnesses.  Like a local restaurant or somewhere else public where there will be plenty of people.

Witnesses and CCTV. 

 

I personally only sell on Craigslist and buy on Ebay. That way paypal can protect me on ebay.

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I bought multiple sets of RAM on Craigslist. Including the one I have now (this guy sold it for cheap because he though it's faulty... He didn't know that XMP is a thing LOL).

 

RAM is VERY hard to kill. Just saying.

 

Than again, if you are worried... don't buy it. I'm aware that one day I can get scammed, but so far I saved a LOT of money buying from craigslist. 

 

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3 minutes ago, Ekst4zy said:

I bought multiple sets of RAM on Craigslist. Including the one I have now (this guy sold it for cheap because he though it's faulty... He didn't know that XMP is a thing LOL).

 

RAM is VERY hard to kill. Just saying.

 

 

did you confirm these RAM (except the one the owner think its faulty) is working before you buy it or you take the risks?

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46 minutes ago, AshleyAshes said:

 

And this is why Craigslist exchanges should be done in public places where there will be witnesses.  Like a local restaurant or somewhere else public where there will be plenty of people.

So you can freely scam people? 

 

if you don’t scam then there is no reason to go back

If you want to argue with me, and you probably will please PM me, no need to ruin threads becase you dont like how I am.

 

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35 minutes ago, Devin92 said:

did you confirm these RAM (except the one the owner think its faulty) is working before you buy it or you take the risks?

Take the risk... I was buying 2x4gb for like 30 cad. Also, I trust people more when the deal is done at somebody's house. Who would risk broken window for 30 cad? (not saying that I would do it, but there are dangerous people out there) 

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1 hour ago, Devin92 said:

hello all,

 

I find this deal of 16gb of ram, but the seller can't provide a bios screeshot to confirm its working because he no longer have all the component to make a whole system. Is there anyway to protect myself from buying a broken part?

 

Thanks!

If the seller is unable to test the RAM in person while you are there, I would generally avoid that seller.

 

You could bring all your components (PSU, MB, CPU, etc) to his place and setup your stuff to test it yourself before paying, but that's a pain in the ass.

 

My general rule of thumb: if they can't prove it works, don't buy (unless you implicitly trust them because you know them personally, etc).

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1 hour ago, Devin92 said:

hello all,

 

I find this deal of 16gb of ram, but the seller can't provide a bios screeshot to confirm its working because he no longer have all the component to make a whole system. Is there anyway to protect myself from buying a broken part?

 

Thanks!

It depend what price it is. If its really cheap, buy it, and if it doesn't work, then sell it again.

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Just now, Mr_Argon said:

It depend what price it is. If its really cheap, buy it, and if it doesn't work, then sell it again.

That's all kinds of unethical.

 

OP, don't do that.

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1 hour ago, Devin92 said:

 

 

I can see this thread going wild. But i think i will give it a shot. any one of you want to be my Camera man if this goes down like this?

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1 minute ago, dalekphalm said:

That's all kinds of unethical.

 

OP, don't do that.

well I think his idea is much more gentle than showing up at seller's house with 5-6 friends with baseball bat. :P

But yeah, I asked him twice if he can show the set is working but he denies eventho he has all the parts and I offered him $10 extra if he doing so. I guess I should not take the risk.

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9 minutes ago, dalekphalm said:

That's all kinds of unethical.

 

OP, don't do that.

If it doesn't work... just take the bullet.

 

That's the risk of Craigslist. Deal with it.

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3 minutes ago, Devin92 said:

well I think his idea is much more gentle than showing up at seller's house with 5-6 friends with baseball bat. :P

But yeah, I asked him twice if he can show the set is working but he denies eventho he has all the parts and I offered him $10 extra if he doing so. I guess I should not take the risk.

How much is it anyways? $10 extra for test? is it even a good deal? 

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