I have been looking for a new center channel speaker for my HT setup
I missed a few deals that went within an hour after I saw it in both cases (Buy it Now), even though they had been out for at least an hour or two when I first saw them.
I hesitated because neither of them matched my front speakers.
I have now decided that if a high qaulity speaker comes up, i will take it anyway, since the center that matches my fronts isn't quite what I am looking for (center cannel speaker is very important in HT because most of a movie's soundtrack is reporduced by the center channel, including the dialogue).
Anyway, I digress from what I originally wanted to post here.
I wanted to post about problems with some ebay auctions (other than feedback issues
I almost bought a speaker yesterday on ebay (person had flawless feedback, although hadn't sold electronics before; mostly wetsuits for surfing and had also been a buyer in a number of cases, which counts less, to me at least).
The problem is that the person would only accept a money order or check. No PayPal, no CC etc.
I specifically read some advice, which of course makes perfect sense, NOT to buy anything with money order (or by check I suppose, even though it wasn't mentioned) since there is no chargeback if the item turns out to be a dud, or not show up at all.
There was only 1 bid for that auction (submitted with a minute to go);
the buyer is either lucky to get the speaker for a very good price OR will have a nightmare if something goes wrong...