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Topic # 93693 27-Nov-2011 12:17
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If I buy a RAID controller off of eBay is it likely to arrive here OK?

Do anyone here do this regularly?

I had a image in my head that some x-ray machine or something fries cards on the way thru. I think someone told me this once.


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  Reply # 550604 27-Nov-2011 16:17
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It will be fine. The x-rays they use at airports are the same and do not fry laptops, video camers, cell phones, etc.

I buy a low from overseas, but admitingly lower teck stuff like car parts. European parts are so expensive in NZ (so is my wife's lacy underware - much cheaper imported from the UK). Shipping from the US can be slow, maybe 2 weeks. The UK is very good, usually within a week but sometimes 2. Hong Kong is up to a minth unless you pay for courier.

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  Reply # 550948 28-Nov-2011 13:28
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I have purchased a VIA 6421a SATA Controller and an LPT card off of ebay (coming from Hong Kong and China) and both have arrived in a timely fashion (usually 14-20 days, however 1 arrived in 8). They both worked flawlessly as well. Couldn't be happier.

However, I did purchase other stuff around this time last year and they took a very long time to arrive (~30 days) due the fact that is is coming up to xmas time. So be weary of that.

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  Reply # 551120 28-Nov-2011 17:52
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However, I did purchase other stuff around this time last year and they took a very long time to arrive (~30 days) due the fact that is is coming up to xmas time. So be weary of that.

Didnt they have those major Baggage handling strikes around this time last year?

Ive never had any issues with my stuff. Taken camera, laptops and even my entire (screen and all!) computer through scanners.

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  Reply # 551196 28-Nov-2011 21:14
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OK cool I'll give it a try thanks

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  Reply # 553428 4-Dec-2011 11:29
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Probably bought about 10 pci and pcie sata cards all up off ebay. Just avoid the jmicron chipped ones. hopeless. The silicon image ones ususlly come with a hopeless old bios but you can just flash th.em with tools off the SI website


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  Reply # 553762 4-Dec-2011 22:22
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i buy stuff like this all the time and the items always come to me working 100% fine

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  Reply # 554052 5-Dec-2011 14:14
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I got a puppy from ebay hong kong and he arrived fine, though a little hungry. Unfortunately he only seems to understand Chinese :(

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