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Old 08-25-2008, 10:07 AM   #1
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Ebay equipment

Hi guys, my purpose of starting this thread is for us to list what equipment we have bought from ebay, how much and how good the equipment was as well as the service we received. I am in the process of buying T5 lighting and am unsure who to trust in ebay.
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Old 08-25-2008, 10:34 AM   #2
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Old 08-25-2008, 04:17 PM   #4
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i got a sump/fuge which came w/ bioballs, two pumps, a protien skimmer ( the protien skimmer is a joke aka, cheap ) mineral mud, overflow box, and a light for the fuge which uses 2x 7 inch 13watt 65k pc lights.

i got it for 220, US and 240 US total after shipping and insurance. everything was wrapped in bubble wrap and thick foam panels all with in a plywood box sealed w/ galvanized screws.

the whole set up was missing the surgace skimmer for the overflow, i have been calling there shipping dpt. a few times and they say there sending it out. for now i used the bubble defuser which came w/ my coralife super skimmer, i put it inside of a bag and put rubber bands around it so now it only removes water from the top of the tank, it works just as well as a surface skimmer.

and i got it from '

buildyouraquarium over all it was a good purchase.
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Old 08-25-2008, 07:01 PM   #5
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Some of us have had great success using Ebay. Personally I think it provides the balance that online shopping did for the brick-n-mortar. It keeps the online retailer honest much the same way it gave people an insight into what product really cost and what the mark up was for brick-n-mortar expenses and profit margins.

There are crooks are out there sure, just like they were before Ebay and the internet. Threads like this will help identify the good ones to other members. That's what this whole thing is about ; helping and looking out for each other in the virtual sense

I'm sorry your experience hasn't been the same
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Old 08-25-2008, 07:06 PM   #6
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10g tank with:
Wrought iron stand.
Filter 5-15g whisper: didnt know how it worked at time so got a different one.
Hood with light:replaced
Chemicals: algea killer,water clearer.
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All for $15 I'm pretty much happy with it.
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its a good idea to buy from power sellers, who have really good reviews.

the set up i got was from a guy who out of 575+ only have 5 unsatisfied customers in the past year.

ive also gotten a phone from ebay
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Old 08-25-2008, 08:28 PM   #8
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ebay purchases

I purchased from ebay and am happy from all:
  • 150w sub. heater
  • refractometer
  • small magnet
  • digital therm.
  • clip on fan (5fans)
I've actually moved on to craigslist.com now... I find a lot of local stuff that I don't have to wait on! I'm looking at 125gallon tanks with tons of accessories for like $300.00 --- it's crazy!
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Thanks for all the replies; keep them coming. It would be nice if you could post the dealers store as well.
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:53 PM   #10
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I have realized that unless you are getting used stuff marinedepot's prices aren't all that bad.
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