Originally Posted by alslsb
Has anyone tried one? They are so much cheaper than retail. Please advise
I have been on eBay since March 1998, feedback of 1500. So I know a little about this kind of stuff.
I would NOT buy memory from anyone who has low feedback [say less than 100].
I would NOT buy memory from anyone with a positive percentage rating of less than 99.5% If the person has thousands of feedbacks, I would look at their negatives received. If the seller has received a lot of negatives, I pass on the auction even if they have a 99.5% rating or higher.
I would NOT buy memory from anyone who does NOT sell memory for a living, so to speak. If someone sells lots of memory and they have high positive feedback, that usually means they are selling genuine memory, such as SanDisk or Kingston.
If the auction is by someone selling a lone chip because he or she does not need the memory, then make sure their feedback is stellar. This is because some bungholes will sell memory that they fried to the unsuspecting on eBay.
Lastly, be careful that the memory being sold is not labeled to look like name brand chips. SanDisk, for example, has a certain look. Sellers will plaster a label that looks close to a SanDisk on to cheap Chinese chips and hope bidders will use "Buy It Now" in a hurry without noticing that the chips are not true SanDisk chips.