Burned By eBay

Discussion in 'Android Accessories' started by hookbill, Jul 1, 2010.

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    You know there is a lot of truth about buyer beware and who you purchase from on ebay.

    I bought two wall chargers on ebay, I think it was 10.00 with shipping. I was in a hurry so I didn't notice they were coming from China.

    When I got my receipt is when I spotted the 10-18 day shipping. Then I also noticed it was coming from China.

    OK, I can wait so long as they work.

    They arrived day before yesterday. Took 16 days to get here. Put the battery in and the charger turned blue. Since no instructions were provided I figured it was OK.

    Then I got the second charger and it turned red. Now this made sense to me, power charge on Red and when completed blue. I sent the guy an email and asked what's up with the lighting. He gave me a ridiculous answer saying they change colors and when it turns green you are done.

    Not quite how it works. When it turns blue it's done.

    I didn't realize that though so I kept the battery in the charger 24 hours and when I pulled it out it showed a charge of 20%. I immediately sent the guy a note detailing the condition of the chargers and that they didn't seem to be working properly.

    Here's the answer I got back:

    hello dear, do you mean there's 1pcs wall charger not work? just no worries, let's make sure what's trouble. kindly try write shorter email and speaker clearly. many thanks

    Hello dear???? OMG.... Speak clearly? I detailed the problem for you....

    Well, it's a 10.00 lesson. I found the chargers even cheaper with free shipping from a guy with a higher rating in Brooklyn. Thinking about buying them but they look exactly like the ones that came from China. Don't know if I want to gamble again.

    I could go through paypal and all that but it just doesn't seem to be worth the hassle over 10.00.

    Buyer beware. I'll still buy off ebay but I'll pay a bit more attention next time.
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    dont by from the guy in Brooklyn...
    Its the same Chinese junk...
    Made that mistake before
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    Hooky hooky hooky,


    Please dear, try to detail problem with your post. That way rescue squad can assist you.

    Hehehe.

    Yeah, the stuff is cheap, but so is the support. :)
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    Well where in the flock do you get these wall chargers at for spare battery? I can't find them in Amazon or in Verizon?
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    I know they have them on amazon, remember to search for cliq chargers because thay use the same battery
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    Well, I did find one but it came in a complete kit for 16.00 with a car charger and all. But the wall charger looks just like the one from China. I don't know.

    I'm stupid, I'm gonna try the guy in Brooklyn. One of the chargers I bought is working correctly, maybe 1 of the 2 I buy from him might too.
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    hello dear hook, I'm going to type this slow because I know you can't read fast. :)

    When it comes to chargers, I think the best thing to do is spend the price to get the VZW branded ones or you really could mess up your phone if not because of wrong voltages. If you have a corporate discount on your VZW plan, you might get a discount off the full price anyway. My corporate discound gives me 25% off of accesories. So, my dear Hook, I'd really stay away from OEM chargers for the sake of your phone.

    Just my 2 cents.
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    I want the ones with a wall plug in them. Those all require external chargers of some sort. Maybe what I want isn't made. Didn't think it would be that hard to find. I mean one that at least works. :)
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    These chargers are made for the battery only. Not the Droid. And it is specifically for the A855, it's listed.
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    i picked up a spare battery and independant charger with a wall plug from verizon the other day...don't know why you can't find one. maybe call a different verizon?
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    Call? Who Calls?

    I'm looking on line and I can't find it. Do you have a part number I can reference?
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    yes i do but it's at home. i'll tell ya later :D
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    LOL, true, internet for most shopping.
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    It's easy hook, you hit that little phone lookig icon on the droid .... then punch in some numbers at random. :)
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    Our droids make phone calls:icon_eek:??
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    Lol, yes, this isnt the iPhone where you have to wait till the second or third generation to make phone calls and send picture messages.

    I have gotten some very cheap accessories for droid, but considering how cheap they are on Amazon, I suggest going through them instead of e-bay. I got a data cable for .99 plus 2 shipping, a car charger for 1.25 plus 2 shipping, almost everything I've purchased so far has been under 10 a peice. I suggest always looking for the term Motorola OEM, Verizon tells you not to use them, and they don't support them, but thats because verizon wants you to buy the $25 dollar car charger from them, not the $3 OEM that amazon sells.
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    I picked up a stand alone battery charger from Verizon. The product number was P323 (OEM Motes) and it comes with a micro usb charger to plug it into. It was around $21.
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    $10 is $10. I'd file the complaint. What's the worst that can happen...you don't get your $10 back and you're in the same place you are now?

    Have you tried the monoprice chargers? USB Converters
    I can't tell you how well they'll work as far as charge speed and making the screen go crazy (reviews go both ways) but monoprice has great products for the price with very reasonable shipping (especially when buying numerous things) and some of the best customer service I've seen.
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    I got a cheap one at K mart.. was like $4 and worked fine.. also oddlots sells them. I did kinda the same thing, ordered a polo hat from ebay, after 2 weeks and it didnt come, I looked at the receipt and saw it was coming from S Korea.. oh well..at least it worked :D