05-01-2014 11:25 AM
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  1. Guytronic's Avatar
    Sooo who here is an E-Bay, Amazon or Craigslist junkie?

    I used to buy from CL until it started getting risky.
    My E-Bay buys usually end up with me crying and the wife giving a lecture.
    This leaves Amazon...I try to stick to "Sold by Amazon" which normally results in satisfaction.
    Newegg is another good source these days shipping can be somewhat glacial however.

    So what is your fav or not so fav?
    Been ripped off lately?
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    04-24-2014 01:17 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I haven't used eBay in years and never used Craigslist (I live in Ohio, where the Craigslist Killer is awaiting his execution date Ohio judge sentences convicted Craigslist killer to death | Reuters).

    I definitely use Amazon.com and Newegg.com. Those sites are great. I don't buy from 3rd parties.
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    04-24-2014 01:33 AM
  3. Guytronic's Avatar
    Awww
    I had forgotten about the CL killer!
    Sold a number of items on CL mostly cars, parts, tools and two trailers.
    CL is a very scary place anymore which is very sad
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    04-24-2014 01:37 AM
  4. palandri's Avatar
    Never used Craigslist.

    I still use eBay to sell my old phones. I've bought a few things off eBay. I've only had problems with thing I've ordered that are shipped from China. Some times the order go to a person in the states, but then they ship from China. The last problem I had was I ordered two 2.0 amp 5v USB wall chargers. A month later I get a package from China with one 9v wall charger with a round plug. I PM'ed the seller and they apologized for the error and said they would correct it right away. Then two weeks later I get a package from China with two 500mA USB wall charger. I gave up since they were only $5 each with shipping. I could go on and on here with other failures from eBay.

    I use NewEgg a lot for PC stuff and I've brought a few phones from them. Their shipping is terrible now. It use to take two days to get my order. Now they use the partial UPS then transfer to the USPS shipping and it gets lost at USPS for two or three days before it gets delivered. So now the two day shipment takes 5 to 7 days.

    I also use Amazon a lot and I look for the "Sold by Amazon"
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    04-26-2014 01:04 PM
  5. Guytronic's Avatar
    Ordered a couple of things from Amazon.
    Kind of weird because my order was recieved-processed-shipped in about 4 hours.
    Be here tomorrow via On-Track.

    This is how Amazon used to be, say 2 years ago when I would get my stuff from the Fernley Nevada warehouse about 150 miles east of here.
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    04-30-2014 01:14 AM
  6. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Never used Craigslist.

    I still use eBay to sell my old phones. I've bought a few things off eBay. I've only had problems with thing I've ordered that are shipped from China. Some times the order go to a person in the states, but then they ship from China. The last problem I had was I ordered two 2.0 amp 5v USB wall chargers. A month later I get a package from China with one 9v wall charger with a round plug. I PM'ed the seller and they apologized for the error and said they would correct it right away. Then two weeks later I get a package from China with two 500mA USB wall charger. I gave up since they were only $5 each with shipping. I could go on and on here with other failures from eBay.

    I use NewEgg a lot for PC stuff and I've brought a few phones from them. Their shipping is terrible now. It use to take two days to get my order. Now they use the partial UPS then transfer to the USPS shipping and it gets lost at USPS for two or three days before it gets delivered. So now the two day shipment takes 5 to 7 days.

    I also use Amazon a lot and I look for the "Sold by Amazon"
    I've never purchased from eBay sellers in China: UK and Australia were the only overseas eBay sellers I've purchased from. I had no issues and loved the packaging with the Royal Mail postage. I've actually saved the packaging, just because I thought the Royal Mail stamps from UK were cool.

    Thanks for the advice about NewEgg. I haven't purchased anything from them recently, but I wouldn't like the slow shipping.
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    04-30-2014 01:32 AM
  7. cyborg4's Avatar
    I had no issues and loved the packaging with the Royal Mail postage. I've actually saved the packaging, just because I thought the Royal Mail stamps from UK were cool.
    Our stamps *are* cool :P
    04-30-2014 01:38 AM
  8. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Our stamps *are* cool :P
    I agree. My late father worked for the USPS, and he thought the UK had cooler stamps than we have here in the US.
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    04-30-2014 01:41 AM
  9. Guytronic's Avatar
    I agree with Palandri!
    "sold by Amazon" is very important for order speed and servicing.

    Just a note*
    I used to get parts for my BB Curve from China sellers on E-Bay.
    They kept it alive with new parts for quite a while.
    The scroll balls used to die frequently.

    I miss the 'ole curve sometimes
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    04-30-2014 01:42 AM
  10. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I agree with Palandri!
    "sold by Amazon" is very important for order speed and servicing.

    Just a note*
    I used to get parts for my BB Curve from China sellers on E-Bay.
    They kept it alive with new parts for quite a while.
    The scroll balls used to die frequently.

    I miss the 'ole curve sometimes
    I had a Bold 9000 and never replaced its trackball. It still works. There is paint missing from the keyboard, but the trackball is the original and still works.
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    04-30-2014 01:44 AM
  11. Guytronic's Avatar
    Trackball!
    Couldn't recall the name...lol...

    Always wanted a Bold...very nice, well designed, felt really good in hand.
    Frankly back in the day when seeing other folks with just about any BB they always raved about their device.

    Definitely a trend setting platform.
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    04-30-2014 01:52 AM
  12. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Trackball!
    Couldn't recall the name...lol...

    Always wanted a Bold...very nice, well designed, felt really good in hand.
    Frankly back in the day when seeing other folks with just about any BB they always raved about their device.

    Definitely a trend setting platform.
    The Bold 9000 had a clear trackball, so it glowed in the dark, which was cooler than the Curve 8900 trackball.
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    04-30-2014 01:59 AM
  13. Guytronic's Avatar
    Apologies for going on...

    I was just thinking.
    I think the trackball along with the keypad on the BB somehow made me feel more connected to the device.
    Meaning the mechanics of the design were quite engaging.
    I know the smooth glass is the thing now...yet being an old timer I could certainly appreciate the hardware elements of the past.

    K all done reminiscing.
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    04-30-2014 02:12 AM
  14. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Apologies for going on...

    I was just thinking.
    I think the trackball along with the keypad on the BB somehow made me feel more connected to the device.
    Meaning the mechanics of the design were quite engaging.
    I know the smooth glass is the thing now...yet being an old timer I could certainly appreciate the hardware elements of the past.

    K all done reminiscing.
    I totally understand. There was even a thread on the CB forums called "Trackball Lights" in the Off-Topic forums. It was the 50K/75K thread before any other forums thought of such a thread.
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    04-30-2014 02:25 AM
  15. Guytronic's Avatar
    I remember that thread.
    Joined Crackberry way back when first obtaining the Curve.
    Crackberry was the place to be.
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    04-30-2014 02:35 AM
  16. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I remember that thread.
    Joined Crackberry way back when first obtaining the Curve.
    Crackberry was the place to be.
    Which Curve did you have?

    CB was my first forum. I still post there, mainly in Off-Topic, since I've become friends with many CB members.
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    04-30-2014 02:52 AM
  17. Guytronic's Avatar
    I had the cheap-o T-Mobile 8520 $45.00 a month.
    Loved Blackberry maps!
    Used that constantly.
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    04-30-2014 03:00 AM
  18. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I had the cheap-o T-Mobile 8520 $45.00 a month.
    Loved Blackberry maps!
    Used that constantly.
    Cool!

    I used BB much earlier. When I got my Bold 9000, the Curve models available were the 8820 and 8900 at AT&T. I chose the Bold 9000, since it had 3G. The 2 Curves only had EDGE.
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    04-30-2014 03:09 AM
  19. jmshub's Avatar
    I read around Craigslist, but never bought or sold anything from there. I use ebay a little, but not much, and I haven't for a while. I use Amazon, Tiger Direct and Newegg for most of my shopping.
    04-30-2014 11:06 AM
  20. Guytronic's Avatar
    Woo-hoo (almost)
    The delivery wagon will be here today...
    Hoping I can intercept the goods before the wife sees my goody box.
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    04-30-2014 04:24 PM
  21. Guytronic's Avatar
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    Just something about getting the "box"
    Happened to be out front when the On-Trac dood pulled in
    He went to the neighbors house first and came back and said don't worry got yours right here

    Woo-hoo now closed as completed!
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    05-01-2014 01:13 AM
  22. Laura Knotek's Avatar
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    Just something about getting the "box"
    Happened to be out front when the On-Trac dood pulled in
    He went to the neighbors house first and came back and said don't worry got yours right here

    Woo-hoo now closed as completed!
    So, what's in the box?
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    05-01-2014 01:14 AM
  23. Guytronic's Avatar
    So, what's in the box?
    The secret contents are..........

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    Big 'ole binoculars for stargazing the dark skies.
    These are best used out in the boonies away from light or for looking at the moon.
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    05-01-2014 01:33 AM
  24. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    The secret contents are..........

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    Big 'ole binoculars for stargazing the dark skies.
    These are best used out in the boonies away from light or for looking at the moon.
    Sweet!
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    05-01-2014 01:41 AM
  25. palandri's Avatar
    The secret contents are..........
    Big 'ole binoculars for stargazing the dark skies.
    These are best used out in the boonies away from light or for looking at the moon.
    I had a 8" Celestron Telescope for years. They really keep their value. I bought it for like $2K and sold it 15 years later for $1,600. I still have a bunch of slide I took with it that I need to get converted to pictures.

    If you ever get the chance, go to Kitt Peak Observatory In Tucson, AZ, https://www.noao.edu/kpno/ They have a fantastic day (looking at the sun) and night program (looking at the stars) program. You get so involved looking at the night sky that time just flies by and the next thing you know the sun is rising.
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    05-01-2014 09:57 AM
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