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Ebay seller trying to rip me off?

#1hulkster23869Posted 5/30/2012 3:51:31 PM
Hey. I got the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB from ebay for 100 dollars brand new. I just received it in the mail and it's not in any packaging, I mean it came in a box with styrophoam around it, but no official box. It looks like it's been used, and the bottom of the drive is open, like I can see the imbedded chip and stuff (not sure if that's normal, as i've never seen an internal hard drive before).. any advice here would help. Thanks.
#2EpicKingdom_Posted 5/30/2012 3:53:49 PM
link to the page you bought it on?
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#3hulkster23869(Topic Creator)Posted 5/30/2012 3:54:13 PM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/320877652270?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_500wt_922
#4thetruth928Posted 5/30/2012 3:57:30 PM
hulkster23869 posted...
Hey. I got the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB from ebay for 100 dollars brand new. I just received it in the mail and it's not in any packaging, I mean it came in a box with styrophoam around it, but no official box. It looks like it's been used, and the bottom of the drive is open, like I can see the imbedded chip and stuff (not sure if that's normal, as i've never seen an internal hard drive before).. any advice here would help. Thanks.


It's not supposed to come in any packaging. Mine came in a little box from Amazon with the hard drive in a anti static bag. The bottom of the drive is normal. I could also see the imbedded chip and stuff.
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#5R i c kPosted 5/30/2012 3:59:21 PM(edited)
Unless he specified "retail packaging" (which I don't see anywhere) then you got OEM packaging (which really means no packaging at all). You can get a 1TB Spinpoint F3 for that price or less from an actual retail website, though...
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#6thetruth928Posted 5/30/2012 4:00:50 PM
R i c k posted...
Unless he specified "retail packaging", which I don't see anywhere, then you got OEM packaging (which really means no packaging at all). You can get a Spinpoint F3 for that price or less from an actual retail website, though...


Pretty much this and i know mine came in OEM packaging from Amazon. Hell you could have gotten the Spinpoint F3 for 110 brand new off Newegg.
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#7hulkster23869(Topic Creator)Posted 5/30/2012 4:03:32 PM
So is it worth the hassle to try to return it and then buy from newegg, or should I just keep it and see what happens? I was excited to start downloading stuff on my new drive from hegre art :-D
#8SomeMacGuyPosted 5/30/2012 4:04:38 PM
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#9thetruth928Posted 5/30/2012 4:06:30 PM
hulkster23869 posted...
So is it worth the hassle to try to return it and then buy from newegg, or should I just keep it and see what happens? I was excited to start downloading stuff on my new drive from hegre art :-D


That is really up to you if you wanna go thru the hassle of returning it. You should have just bought it off Newegg from the start. Make sure he doesn't charge you a restocking fee. Im sure you would have to pay for return shipping also.
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#10HaxMegaPosted 5/30/2012 4:06:33 PM
There is nothing wrong with the drive you have. Assuming that the drive works, it's might be more hassle then it's worth returning it and rebuying it. Especially if you need to pay return shipping.
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