Buyer Beware

BobaMosfet

Joined Jul 1, 2009
1,883
Love videos like this. I learn more from people who can do this than almost anything else. Thank God for smart people who like to share.
 

spinnaker

Joined Oct 29, 2009
7,835
This is exactly why I cringe every time somebody on this site recommends something really cheap from Amazon or e-bay.

How do you know the TS bought from Amazon or eBay?

I have bought plenty of parts from Ebay and they have always worked fine for my purposes. It is buyer beware. Find a couple sellers you can trust and stick with them.
 

philba

Joined Aug 17, 2017
960
In general, I am always skeptical of the advertising claims vs what's actually in the product. I bought a remote control switch for my shop's dust collector. The marketing and text on the box said 16A. Open the box up and there is a slip of paper inside that said 12A. The plate on the actual product said 9.6A. I was so p*ssed. Kept it because I was switching a shop vacuum with it that only pulled 8A. By the way the shop vac was not without it's own set of BS claims.

As for ebay/aliX components I've bought, they were mostly what was claimed.
 

ElectricSpidey

Joined Dec 2, 2017
1,889
How do you know the TS bought from Amazon or eBay?

I have bought plenty of parts from Ebay and they have always worked fine for my purposes. It is buyer beware. Find a couple sellers you can trust and stick with them.
I don't and I didn't imply I did. I could have used any sites as examples.

I simply used the examples I have seen given.

And I too have made plenty of purchases from both places without any problems...but I don't look for the "cheap" stuff, and I also stick to the sellers I trust.
 
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