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Buying new laptop keyboard on ebay?


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#1 noz03

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:13 PM

My acer 4810T keyboard has a few keys missing/hanging off so I decided to buy a new one. But I am wondering how careful I need to be about the quality of the product? They all seem to be the same but the prices range from 9 pounds to 40 pounds. For example, here is the cheapest option, coming from Hong Kong. Would it be a good quality product? (or at least as bad as my original that is falling apart haha).

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Acer-Aspire-Timeline-3810-3810T-3410T-3820T-4810T-4410T-UK-Keyboard-Glossy-/270940802659?pt=UK_Computing_Laptop_Keyboards&hash=item3f15548e63

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#2 Jelerak

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:23 PM

Looks like a good deal, as with anything, you get what you pay for. Doesn't look like it is falling apart yet, but pictures can be deceiving:) Read the feedback and just have to make your own decision.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:38 AM

Well the thing is all the sellers seem to sell 100s of different items, i dont see anyone complaining about bad quality but still. And like i said the original wasnt that good anyway.... 4 keys from all different areas of the keyboard are already damaged or completely gone...... :/

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:00 PM

Also want to look at shipping time, if item is bad and you have to ship back so they can send new one, blah, blah, blah. Closer is better also.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:31 PM

Pretty good seller rating. Defective return shipping times would be the biggest caveat to this, and I would assume that any return postage would be buyer-paid. I am often wary of overseas sellers, but I've bought a few things out of Hong Kong and China, and although the quality isn't that of something from a "name brand" manufacturer, I've had no major complaints for what I've paid.

This is the manufacturer environment, Asia. They produce thousands of these keyboards, and local resellers purchase them in bulk at prices so low you would wonder where the profit is.
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:02 AM

If you only need replacement keys go here - a lot cheaper than replacing the entire keyboard.

 

http://www.replacementlaptopkeys.com/






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