where should I buy used stuff?

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  1. Jacob_R

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    I know the Home Theater Forum has a place to buy used equipment, but I was looking for a place with a little more offers. I'm constantly reading about people who buy used stuff, but I can never really find a dedicated spot. I have to find a place online, because I'm 80 miles from a good city, and I would hate to drive all that way just to come back with nothing. I'm looking specifically for speakers. Thank you for any information on this.
     
  2. jacob w k

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    Ebay would probably have a lot of stuff but be weary of sellers with low ratings or lots of negative feedback. Also a site like ubid.com might be usefull.
     
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    I would say Ebay or Ubid. My only problem with Ubid is their shipping. They will rip you a new on shipping. I am interested to see if anyone else has any great links.

    Doug
     
  5. Gary Thomas

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    I've sold hundreds of items on ebay...and bought dozens of items, and I've never had a problem.

    But, always check out the seller's rating. I would not spend significant money on a seller with less than 20 or 30 positive ratings or a seller with ANY negative ratings.

    When I've had people dissatisfied with items I've sold I have quickly refunded their money plus shipping cost. With excellent communication, I've never had a negative or neutral rating. If sellers have negatives or neutral ratings, then buyer beware!

    A good tip: ask the seller a question & see how long it takes them to respond. This is a good indication of their level of service.

    I prefer to purchase items from HT Forum members that have 50+ posts. The trust level is higher.

    Remember...buying from unauthorized dealers or ebay shoots the warranty.
     

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