Anyone bought equip from ebay?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Big Salmon, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. Big Salmon

    Big Salmon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    Was debating purchasing a Wright stander or Great Dane off ebay. Seems to be some decent deals on there. Has anyone had luck doing so, or am I going to run into issue/problems? Thanks in advanced
  2. DeWitt Lawncare

    DeWitt Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    I've had great luck with ebay. BUT, it is case by case, I've heard of people getting the short end as well. Make sure you ask questions and get photos.

  3. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,587

    many items have little or no warrenty at all, even when new
  4. horseman201

    horseman201 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 153

    Been happy with all my buys on ebay. Do ask alot of questions. I bought my companu truck on ebay. Had it 7 months and I love it.
  5. mowtime

    mowtime LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    Bought a peco vac used 3 times for $800.00, Had to trust the guy, he was a bank president in Louisiana, His e-mail address and phone number proved it. Actually I saw the ad on ebay and his price was to high, When the listing ran out I e-mailed him with an offer and he took it
  6. newhort

    newhort LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    I buy several items on ebay. I always get the phone number and talk to the person. You can feel the person out and see if they are ok. Never take a second chance offer and never pay by western union. There are alot of scams. Also look for fake ebay emails needing credit info update. This happen to me, ebay never ask for certain info.
  7. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

    i bought a kawi stick edger for 40.00 and an echo stick edger for 30.00 plus hipping fpr both so i spent a total of 130.00 and they run great .
  8. parttimer

    parttimer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    I have a echo trimmer and stihl blower they both are starting on there 2nd season. There is still reason to use caution.:hammerhead: :dancing: :walking:
  9. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

    i think i can post this... if you buy from jewelsandtools on ebay you will get exactly what you think you are buying. they usualy have a 30.00 minimun and a fixed 30.00 shipping rate. they are excelent i have bought edgers , trimmers, and blowers from them......
  10. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    I've bought a bunch of equiptment of e-bay. So far so good, but use caution, there are definatly scams out there.

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