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What to buy on eBay? Can you trust it?

Does anyone buy hair products on eBay? I saw some sample kits by various companies that intrigue me, but I don't know how to be sure they're legitimate and not expired product or whatever. What do you buy? Are there certain sellers you trust? Thanks!
*3B, medium/fine, normal porosity, normal elasticity, shoulder-length when dry.

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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,231Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I've bought every kind of hair product (and hundreds of other items) on Ebay. I just make sure the seller has a good feedback rating and I also read some of the feedback comments.
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    I've had good and bad experiences on eBay. I got cheated by a seller with a 100% rating, so I'm wary now.

    (Yes, I reported it, and no, eBay did not help.)
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  • Aqua_LilyAqua_Lily Posts: 557Registered Users
    It really depends on the individual seller. Ebay, the company itself, has little influence, they just provide sellers and buyers with a platform.

    Just be careful, make sure that the seller has good feedback. I've been shopping on ebay for over 6 years and I've only had good experiences so far.
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  • SacatoshSacatosh Posts: 28Registered Users
    I'd sooner trust a seller with a 98.5% rating and 1,000 transactions than someone with a 100 and fewer than ten transactions. It's a bit of a judgement call. I always check the negative and neutral detailed feedback to see what those say, because some buyers will give 5 star but leave negative detail, and others are ridiculous and rate low just to try to get a refund. If its an expensive purchase or I feel nervous, I google the heck out of them, as well.
  • CalendulaCalendula Posts: 60Registered Users
    Thank you all!
    *3B, medium/fine, normal porosity, normal elasticity, shoulder-length when dry.
  • CalberCalber Posts: 126Registered Users
    claudine19 wrote: »
    I've had good and bad experiences on eBay. I got cheated by a seller with a 100% rating, so I'm wary now.

    (Yes, I reported it, and no, eBay did not help.)

    Sorry to hear that luv. Did all contact go through eBay? Paid through PayPal? I ask because I've been had there as well . 3 times but I received money back because all transaction went through eBay and I had paid through PayPal. Sounded like you got a tough break :-(
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  • GoddessCurlsGoddessCurls Posts: 1,537Registered Users
    I've always been happy with my eBay purchases...I'd like to buy a bigger ticker item...but for that I'm scared. They are selling iPads...and I'd love to buy one. Anyone with any experience with that type stuff?
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    Back on Cones,so now my routine is,wash with Deva No-Poo every other day or so. Occasionally use 365 sulfate free,maybe use low sulfate shampoo mixed with conditioner once every two weeks are longer. I condition with Aussie Moist or HEHH. I style with a little GF TN,and finish up with tons of GN Pure Clean Smoothing Cream. No frizz...slippy, happy hair.
  • fefe912fefe912 Posts: 570Registered Users
    I haven't bought hair products on ebay, but I've bought some of everything else, from jewelry, to electronics, to clothing and I've had great experiences. Like everyone else said read the feed back and also make sure that you read the complete listing page information and make sure you're aware of any fine print that may lead you to think you've been tricked if you miss it. Check to see if they give refunds if your product isn't in the condition it should be in and so on.
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,231Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    goddesscurls - I've bought laptops, 3-in-1 printers, cameras, and other electronic/tech items, new and used both, without issue.
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
  • GoddessCurlsGoddessCurls Posts: 1,537Registered Users
    Wow! Ok, thanks Jeep...I'll really have to look into that. Cause I could get an iPad way cheaper on there.
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    Back on Cones,so now my routine is,wash with Deva No-Poo every other day or so. Occasionally use 365 sulfate free,maybe use low sulfate shampoo mixed with conditioner once every two weeks are longer. I condition with Aussie Moist or HEHH. I style with a little GF TN,and finish up with tons of GN Pure Clean Smoothing Cream. No frizz...slippy, happy hair.