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Buying a used CPU advice

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Target, 26 Mar 2006.

  1. Target


    Joined: 15 Mar 2005

    Posts: 81

    Would you consider buying a cpu from ebay? The savings could be quite substantial but is it worth the risk?
  2. Fakel1ty


    Joined: 2 Jan 2006

    Posts: 72

    Location: Tamworth, Staffordshire

    the thing with eBay (and anything secondhand when PC components are concerned) is how much you can afford to lose if it doesn't work - or works for a while before dying
  3. Street


    Joined: 17 Jan 2005

    Posts: 7,932

    Location: Liverpool

    I bought my old 3500 off of Ebay, worked fine for me. I sold it on again on Ebay and bought my 3700 second hand... Saved a load of money in the process:)
  4. pieman109


    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,263

    Location: Ealing

    If you must buy one from there, make sure its sold with some sort of guarantee that its working. Theres a lot sold "as seen" or "untested, possibly faulty", so steer well clear of those just in case, especially if you're buying one for about £50-£60 and higher.