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    Tips For Avoiding Bad EBay Sellers

    Just a few tips for avoiding dodgy ebay sellers.

    1)Don't trust feedback without checking it. If you're buying an expensive item, check what else the seller deals in. Often sellers spend a while building up high feedback on $0.99 ebooks before offering up a bunch of fake big ticket items.

    2)If a seller wants you to contact them via email, don't do it. Use the ebay function to 'ask a seller a question' to make sure there is a record of all communication. Never deal outside the auction - ebay can't protect you if you do.

    3)Read the description carefully - if anything doesn't sound right, don't buy. You could end up with an empty box, or a picture of an item instead of the real thing.

    4)Watch out for very very high postage on items that seem very cheap.

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    Junior Member CristianR is on a distinguished road
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    Very nice tips on e-bay , well i guess they will help me in the near future

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    Glad they were of some use Its so easy sometimes to want a deal to be real, when it just doesn't look right. Its always best to be cautious - better than being scammed.

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    etali

    Very nice tips. This should come in handy when I am buying things on ebay. Also many of these I never thought of. Thanks much for the post

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    good tips, I just recently starting using eBay and some of the shipping charges are outrageous lol, I never bought them, I try for low shipping, thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by etali View Post
    Just a few tips for avoiding dodgy ebay sellers.

    1)Don't trust feedback without checking it. If you're buying an expensive item, check what else the seller deals in. Often sellers spend a while building up high feedback on $0.99 ebooks before offering up a bunch of fake big ticket items.
    thanks for the information
    Actually after reading this I went and check some of the profiles on ebay and some sellers where I wanted to buy stuff had most of the feedback for items less than 5$
    Quote Originally Posted by etali View Post
    4)Watch out for very very high postage on items that seem very cheap.
    This happened to me once I was almost going to buy some old coins for INR 50 when I saw that the postage charges itself are around INR 200
    so gave up on the item

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    Thanks for the tips. I was once fooled on ebay. Good thing the amount was very minimal.

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    I had registered in eBay yesterday....thnx for da info...this cud help me a gr8 deal !!

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    Hey...now since I am a bit expreienced with eGOld i would like to share this thing:

    Many people want some dollars in their eGold account and therefore offer to pay you around 5% more in PayPal....many of these people are scammers and just want your e-mail ids....Some people even run away with the money....So just be sure with these people and do not fall in their traps...

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    @swapnil90
    Its eBay and not eGOld
    The tips are ver useful as I was thinking of joining eBay to buy some goods..Thanks a great deal

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