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    need help with buying an item of ebay

    A friend of mine is hoping to buy this part for his car. Now he is a bit cobcerned spending that sort of money over the net. Can any of you find out info on the company in question? have you heard of them? best ways to make sure its all legit? Any safe gaurds to put in play to make sure it goes well etc??

    We just need to get as much info as possible on them to make certain that its a safe thing to buy. The link to ebay is as follows:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...sPageName=WDVW

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    Mat,

    dont know anything about the user but its not a ebay shop. Most of his previous items appear to be DVD and console games.

    Whilst the feedback is good I personally wouldnt buy it. I would feel happier if it was an ebay shop and the user had sold things like that before.

    Can your friend not find it an any other sites ? As its coming from Japan there would be a load of import tax to pay too.

    Im sure it would be fine but alot of money when they havent sold anything like that before.

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    yer usually safe wi online purchases, especially thru ebay. just make sure its a credit card payment, i.e paypal. and not "western union" thats what all the scammers use.
    I've previously bought goods worth around that figure also from japan but as said above that WAs an ebay shop and had feedback into the 10's of thousands so was pretty safe. altho saying that 200+ isnt bad going, someone wouldnt go thru all that ratings to just scam 500quid off someone surely.

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    you can do a Companies House check on the company to see if they are in liquidation or administration

    also check other users ratings and possibly arrange to visit before buying

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkjuicee69
    you can do a Companies House check on the company to see if they are in liquidation or administration

    also check other users ratings and possibly arrange to visit before buying

    Legal view for ya!!
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    :shock: ops: ops: bugger knew i should have read the address!!! :roll:

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    so is this safe to buy or what??? Its a lot of money and they are usually a good £100 more than what its going for.

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    i personaly would say it is safe but dont hold me to it

    as said before you can usually tell the scammers right away and he doesnt seem that kind

    the ones who are on there to rip people off dont usually sell things as unique as an ECU for a mazda

    hey would try selling things like flat screen TV's that would be more popular and expensive
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    thats the way I looked at it craig its fairly specialised equipment. Just trying to do as much home work as possible before the buy.
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