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Buying Harddrive From Ebay?


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#1 kellydgk

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 08:10 PM

Do you think it is a good idea to buy an external harddrive from EBay? Is this safe? Or is there a better place that I can get one at a good price?

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 08:57 PM

if i were you id think that over. ebay is a good website and all (iv been scamed there before) but i would really think it over and NOT buy it. you never know what can be on it (viruses, spyware, keyloggers, adware, remote access software, malware) ,those are just some of the stuff that can be on it, so instead of risking your computer just buy one from the stores. Its going to be eather savig a couple of bucks and risking your computers life OR buying one from a store...

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 10:40 PM

Plus, if it fails in a few days/weeks, what kind of guarantee are you going to get?
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Posted 28 August 2006 - 10:58 PM

Thanks guys...I'm just broke...Know anywhere I can find 'em cheap?

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 11:03 PM

try newegg.com

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 11:10 PM

tigerdirect and newegg have pretty good prices, and they're both reputable companies.
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Posted 29 August 2006 - 03:45 PM

Yes you can get hard drives very cheap at both of those sites.

Saving a few bucks on ebay isn't worth the risk when it comes to this sort of thing, imo.




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