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Topic # 201323 13-Aug-2016 22:10
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This TV box is only $13.51 with free international shipping on Ebay:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4K-HD-Smart-TV-Box-S905-MXQ-Pro-XBMC-Fully-Loaded-Android5-1-Quad-Core-WiFi-KODI-/172302636533?hash=item281e0995f5:g:r~4AAOSwHoFXrOca

 

 

 

How can they offer this at that price and also offer free international shipping?

 

The same model on trade me is $80 plus shipping:

 

http://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/tvs/satellite-receivers/auction-1141583385.htm

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1611216 13-Aug-2016 22:10
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Hmmmm. Here we go.





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  Reply # 1611248 13-Aug-2016 22:33
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The unit probably costs $2 to manufacture in mainland China and the rest of the price is the shipping and profit margin.


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  Reply # 1611250 13-Aug-2016 22:37
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That is cheap.  I'd get one at that price.  We use a similar box on the main TV here, and it does the job rather well.  Firmware might well be dodgy but there are some good alternate firmwares around for this chipset anyway.


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  Reply # 1611251 13-Aug-2016 22:37
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Because they will probably not ship it or ship something else to you. Its a seller with feedback of 44.

 

Chances are they have stuffed up the currency conversion when listing it since its in canadian, those S905 boxes should be about $35 usd

 

When they realize the mistake they will either not ship or send something else and then tell you to send that back to get a refund.





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  Reply # 1611256 13-Aug-2016 23:02
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richms:

 

Because they will probably not ship it or ship something else to you. Its a seller with feedback of 44.

 

Chances are they have stuffed up the currency conversion when listing it since its in canadian, those S905 boxes should be about $35 usd

 

When they realize the mistake they will either not ship or send something else and then tell you to send that back to get a refund.

 

 

http://pages.ebay.com/ebay-money-back-guarantee/questions.html

 

 

 

Ebay money back guarantee:

 

 

 

If you received an item that’s incomplete, damaged, counterfeit, or otherwise not as described, request a return from My eBay. We will track the resolution and help if you ask us to step in.

 

 


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  Reply # 1611266 14-Aug-2016 00:13
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 The link now gives an error.

 

 





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  Reply # 1611387 14-Aug-2016 14:46
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freitasm:

 

I have forgotten how ugly eBay pages can be.

 

 

Yea, trademe does a pretty nice job in that regard.

 

 

 

Have ordered one and it's been marked as shipped. Will let you all know if it arrives as described :)


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  Reply # 1611485 14-Aug-2016 18:17
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I ordered one too and it got cancelled a few hours later.

 

There are lots on Ebay that are the same for about the same or less money, the listings are exactly the same but I have not checked the sellers name to see if they are all the same seller.

 

 

 

Now for the fun part - getting my money back.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1611492 14-Aug-2016 18:43
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And they are all low feedback accounts selling them, so chances are the same thing will happen.

 

 I will only buy off established chinese sellers, its far too easy to setup and start selling on ebay, and I can do without the hassle of dealing with the complaints process.





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  Reply # 1611524 14-Aug-2016 19:31
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The seller I purchased from has positive feedback for this product. We will see what happens.

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Ebay money back guarantee:

 

 

 

If you received an item that’s incomplete, damaged, counterfeit, or otherwise not as described, request a return from My eBay. We will track the resolution and help if you ask us to step in.

 

 

 

 

That's not a guarantee, more a sort of guideline. I've received completely fake, nonfunctional products from Chinese vendors, provided proof of this to eBay, and they settled in favour of the vendor.

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  Reply # 1611603 14-Aug-2016 21:51
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The other thing that someone told me happens is that peoples dropshipping accounts get compromised and others will use those to ship things to people, so someone else is out the cost of the goods, the crook gets the whole price you pay, and the buyer is none the wiser but may find their address blacklisted by that dropshipper for future shipments.





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  Reply # 1628535 13-Sep-2016 13:46
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richms:

 

And they are all low feedback accounts selling them, so chances are the same thing will happen.

 

 I will only buy off established chinese sellers, its far too easy to setup and start selling on ebay, and I can do without the hassle of dealing with the complaints process.

 

 

 

 

Turns out you were right - the seller did not ship the item and his account was suspended by Ebay as other buyers had complained.

 

I logged an investigation via Ebay's money back guarantee Ebay has refunded me in full so i'm pleased with their process.

 

 

 

Oh well, if it's too good to be true it probably is :)


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  Reply # 1628537 13-Sep-2016 13:48
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I am still waiting on my refund from Paypal.

 

I should have done it through Ebay.

 

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