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Want To Buy A Rare Game Online

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#1 rms4evr


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Posted 25 January 2006 - 08:49 PM

The week after Christmas, I babysat for a woman at my church. I got $100 out of the deal. I would like to buy a rare game online with some of the money. Its called Shadow Hearts, a Playstation 2 game (I already have the sequel, Shadow Hearts Covenant :thumbsup: ).

However, as I said, its rare. And I am kind of weary of using ebay (all those stories on the news: "You could get illegal or bad merchandise!!!! And even highly rated sellers can be BAD!!!!"). So, am I overreacting about ebay? If not, does anyone know of any other reputable sites that I could buy it from (and that are not too expensive)? What would be the best way for me to pay (Paypal, credit card, etc)?

Any advice and comments will be greatly appreciated. Ever since I completed Covenant, I have been dying to play this game, but I don't want to get scamed. Thanks in advance.

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 09:18 PM

Most sellers on Ebay are honest people, but there is always a chance they are not. If they have a good reputation, then buy it from them, but always use a credit card (many will refund your money). The same can be said for SOME sites where honesty is not their policy.
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Posted 26 January 2006 - 06:12 PM

Ebay is a good site. If there is a bad person they are usually caught very quickly. I would also suggest you either use a credit card or paypal if you buy from ebay.

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 06:29 PM

even highly rated sellers can be BAD!!!!

This is very true. Many "bad" seelers boost their ratings by "shilling" that is, buying their own items using a different username. Be sure to look closely at a seller's feedback keeping an eye out for the same purchaser(s) name. While having repeat customers isn't a mark of a bad seller (quite the opposite) very rarely will seller have the same customer more than 5 times. In the end, it comes down to your gut feeling: trust it.

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