Computer parts are currently being sold in almost any online store. With this in mind, you will have to be careful when you are planning on purchasing the same. For starters, you will need to know the source you are buying your parts from before you make a decision. In the present day, unscrupulous dealers have penetrated several online stores including those that have a good reputation good example of such a store is eBay. Despite it being one of the most trustworthy suppliers, there are scammers and conmen who have infiltrated the same.


How to be careful when buying from eBay

If you wish to purchase computer parts from a reputed online store such as eBay, there are some factors you should take into consideration. As a high ranking store, eBay has put into place some protocols that will assist any prospective buyer when they want to purchase anything from their store.


One of these protocols is the seller review / rating you can view on each seller’s profile. The ratings / reviews are done according to the satisfaction that the buyer received when they were sold goods by the said seller. For this protocol to work, every buyer has to leave a review, whether positive or negative, regarding the experience they had with a particular seller. They have to rate things such as the cost of the goods, the service delivery and the authenticity of the goods they received.


For example, if a seller was selling a computer memory card and sated that it was 1GB, an interested buyer will pay for the same. Once they have paid, the seller will be required to ship the good(s) to him / her within a stipulated time frame. Once the buyer has received what they paid for, they will need to go back to the site and rate the seller using a number of criteria. Basically, they will rate the seller according to the condition(s) of the product, its efficiency and the time it took for the product to be delivered.


This system is effective as it will allow the buyer recommend or discourage the buyer to other sellers. The system is effective as it will help any future buyers to know if the seller they want to buy from is actually trustworthy or not. For instance, if you buy a computer part that was faulty or was not what you had initially ordered, you can use the review and rating platform to state the same. A future buyer interested in buying the same from the said seller will refrain from doing so because of the information and poor review you gave the buyer who sold you what you did not want.


The last reason why you should be careful when buying computer parts from eBay is the fact that there has been an influx of generic products (imitations) from the said site. Even legitimate sellers are opting to buy generic parts and selling them because they are cheaper than their original counterparts. If you are not careful, you may end up purchasing a memory stick that has a similar name to that which you use, but it is actually from a different company. Always be on the lookout and take into consideration the reviews of sellers before purchasing any computer part on eBay.