Buy from sellers with a positive history
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Buy from sellers with a positive history

The advantage of buying from a used retailer is generally peace of mind; the disadvantage is you will likely pay more than buying direct from a selling party. That's where consumer-to-consumer sites like eBay and more recently, Amazon Marketplace* come into play.

If you plan on purchasing from a seller on one of these sites, I can not emphasize enough how important it is that they have a positive selling history with multiple completed transactions. At least ten is a good place to start, but the more the merrier. Checking a seller's history is simple on both of the above-mentioned sites.

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