okay to buy laptop memory from ebay?

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  1. none54

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    seems pretty cheap, has anyone bought laptop memory from ebay?
    any good or bad experiences ?
    thanks in advance for your help
     
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    It's a hit or miss. Just check the feedback.
     
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    don't do it. It's worth a couple bucks to get quality from newegg.
     
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    thanks for the help, i figured ebay would be taking a chance, did check some feedback but still not sure. have checked new egg and crucial as well, seems like kingston (brand name?) is the best rated
     
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    I disagree. Kingston is very inconsistent. They buy their chips on the open market (albeit tier 1) so there is no consistency from batch to batch.

    Corsair is my #1 for cost-effective, reliable, performance, with great consistency.

    Crucial, Mushkin, and OCZ are also good choices.
     
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    pricewatch, newegg.

    You would probably be ok.. but for a few bucks, might as well go somewhere that would support you if you had a problem.
     
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    i do buy a lot of pc stuff on ebay.
    no problems with ram and the likes.
    most often, the deals are better than newegg.
    some comes complete with warranty.

    just sort out the sellers. some have legit stores and websites that simply have an ebay account to take advantage of ebay traffic.

    but yeah,... ditto on the advice of the others.
    if the price diff isn't that big, you might as well buy stuff from newegg to avoid any hassle.
     
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    newegg.com
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    edealinfo.com

    definitely worth it to spend a few extra bucks, this way you can find ram that everyone has had a 5 egg experience with, so you know it'll probably work, plus newegg absolutely will not give you shit if you try and return it.
     
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    that i disagree with. newegg return policy is not so great, imo.
     

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