UBid.com - Why Can't I Find Much?

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  1. Scott-C

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    Lately I've heard of some forum members finding great deals on HT equipment at ubid.com, so I decided to go to their site and do a couple searches:
    Aragon: No matches
    Parasound: 1 match
    Anthem: No matches (for HT stuff)
    I then went to the "Consumer Electronics" tab, and clicked on "Home Audio." A note came up that said "Displaying Auctions from 1 to 294" and yet I received a total of 11 listings, with no way to scroll for more.
    What gives? Am I somehow searching incorrectly, or misunderstanding how ubid.com works, or am I just unlucky in that there isn't much there right now (that I'm interested in)?
     
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    The Aragon amp auctions began about 3 weeks ago and have really slowed in the last few days. Nothing today but if you check uBid everyday something will turn up.

    I have checked the "High End Room" of Consumer Electronics at uBid everyday for several years and snagged an Aragon 8008x5 in the first auction for those amps.

    It can take a while to find what you want at uBid but persistance can pay off.

    Best of luck to you!
     
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    Thanks Steve! I wanted to confirm I wasn't missing something here.
     
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    Make sure you are well aware of what the seller is charging for shipping! I find the charges to be quite overpriced.

    grumble...grumble...
     
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    What sorts of bad experiences have people had with UBid?
     
  7. Bill Balcziak

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    UBid is discussed extensively online. Here are some complaints you'll commonly encounter:
    • Outrageous shipping
    • Suspicious bidding activities
    • Auctions cancelled or extended without explanation
    • False/misleading descriptions
    • False/misleading warranty info
    • Difficult returns
    • Items received in poor shape
    • Poor customer service
    • Excessive wear and tear on refurbished items
    • Refurbished items shipped incomplete
    Just do a search at Google and see what turns up.
     
  8. Bill Balcziak

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    I have to add that in my two UBid purchases, I experienced 8 of the aforementioned 10 problems.

    Never again!
     
  9. Scott-C

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    Wow, sounds like you and others have had some pretty bad experiences, whereas others seem ok with using UBid. It does make me a little leery, and that's a shame because in some cases it's where you can get the best deal.
    Thanks for sharing your opinions!
     
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    I've bought two products through Ubid.
    1. A Sherwood Newcastle AM-9080 5 channel Home Theater amplifier.
    2. A sound card for my PC.[/list=1] I have been very happy with both products and the prices I got. The shipping was reasonable for both, the items arrived in perfect condition, I didn't need to use their customer service. Based on my limited experience I will shop at Ubid again.
     

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