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A question about an online seller in US

#1 Post by Bondi » Sat May 11, 2019 11:16 am

Hi there. I'm wondering if any of forum members has purchased anything form this seller https://cfusion.com It seems to be alive as I got a respond on my e-mail. One can find some interesting used or NOS vintage IBM parts, but the prices seem to be rather high, sometimes ridiculously high. Overall impression is mixed.
So I'm a bit unsure if it's safe to order from there. Would be great to get more info about this seller.
Thanks.
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Re: A question about an online seller in US

#2 Post by skx » Sat May 11, 2019 5:33 pm

the photoshopped FedEx truck on their pictures looks suspicious :mrgreen:
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Re: A question about an online seller in US

#3 Post by MikalE » Sat May 11, 2019 7:09 pm

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Re: A question about an online seller in US

#4 Post by ajkula66 » Sat May 11, 2019 9:39 pm

Anyone who charges $135 for an used 30GB/4200rpm HDD is a hard pass in my book... :BAAAD!:
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Re: A question about an online seller in US

#5 Post by Bondi » Sun May 12, 2019 11:35 am

I can forgive that photoshop if they ship what they offer :)
I was looking at LCD assemblies which are new and sealed. The price is $60, which is okay(ish) if you compare it with the price of HDDs above. But still it's more than I'd like to pay for it. Given this, I don't want to take the risk of not receiving it at all :)
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Re: A question about an online seller in US

#6 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Sun May 12, 2019 12:00 pm

Bondi wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 11:35 am
I can forgive that photoshop if they ship what they offer :)
I was looking at LCD assemblies which are new and sealed. The price is $60, which is okay(ish) if you compare it with the price of HDDs above. But still it's more than I'd like to pay for it. Given this, I don't want to take the risk of not receiving it at all :)
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Re: A question about an online seller in US

#7 Post by olex126 » Sun May 12, 2019 12:18 pm

ajkula66 wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 9:39 pm
Anyone who charges $135 for an used 30GB/4200rpm HDD is a hard pass in my book... :BAAAD!:

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Re: A question about an online seller in US

#8 Post by MrBurgerKing » Tue May 14, 2019 3:24 am

They are so sketchy that they just might be legit.
Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 12:00 pm
Pay with a credit card and fight the charge if nothing comes.
Ditto. You should be fine doing this.
IMO the bigger issue is whether they are a good value. What part are you looking for? How competitive are they compared to other sellers? How much does it matter if the part is sealed?

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Re: A question about an online seller in US

#9 Post by Bondi » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:38 am

I've finally ordered what I wanted, and can reply my own question. The seller turned out to be absolutely reliable.
It used to be a service company back in the day. And this explains the prices - guess they just kept the old prices, without having adjusted them to age. The prices are negotiable though, but not too much.
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