If you are in the market for a new pink laptop or netbook then you could well save some money and find a bargain on eBay. The world’s number one online auction site, eBay has thousands of new and pre-owned laptops listed from professional sellers as well as people just like you.
eBay As with any on-line auction, and particularly when buying a ‘big ticket’ item like a laptop computer you need to take a few basic precautions when buying on eBay. Most sellers are perfectly genuine; however there are a few scammers about so you need to be on your guard.
Here are a few tips to bear in mind when buying a laptop on eBay:
- Check descriptions carefully and look out for things which are not mentioned, such as the age of the machine and its condition.
- Check and ask for specific model numbers – most popular makes of laptop are sold in various configurations. A model number which isn’t common would suggest it’s a ‘special’ batch which was made for a specific retailer and may not have the same features as a similar model – if in doubt ask?
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions and be wary of claims which don’t sound genuine. It’s highly unlikely that a laptop was an ‘unwanted gift’ and a 12 month old machine is never going to be in ‘perfect’ condition.
- Never pay by cash and collect, if there is a problem you will have virtually no comeback. -If you are buying from a professional seller then you are entitled to the same protection as from any retailer – make sure you know who you are buying from.
- If you are buying from an individual then the protection in place is limited – so only buy from people you are sure are genuine.
Pink Laptops & Netbooks on eBay