Reply 10940 of 16363, by SpectriaForce
I would very much doubt that too. Note the caveat: […]wrote:
I've been searching for socket 7 motherboards on ebay yesterday, does anyone have buying experience with this Polish seller http://www.ebaystores.de/apress-eu ? They seem to have a lot of new old stock hardware. I've asked a question about included accessories of a new motherboard yesterday, but haven't received a reply. I start to doubt that the motherboards are new in box with accessories.
I would very much doubt that too. Note the caveat:
Neuer, unbenutzter und unbeschädigter Artikel in nicht geöffneter Originalverpackung (soweit eine Verpackung vorhanden ist).
Nowhere in the description does it mention packaging nor any pics...
I have even seen some boards with bent pins and leaking batteries advertised as brand new. Can anyone confirm that these boards are refurbished or loose replacements? It's also quite weird that they ask hundreds of euro's for some motherboards while others are quite acceptably priced if they are really new and complete (and it has nothing to do with the quality or upgradeability of the boards).
The pricing looks algorithmic, or otherwise possibly just reverse-auction: start insanely high, drop price every so often and keep doing so until someone bites.
It's confusing because motherboards were originally sold to retail customers in retail packagings with accessories (cables, slot connectors), documentation and drivers. I think that it's ok to sell a loose board as brand new if it's really new, but then at least mention that you just get the board or something like 'what you see is what you get'.
I don't like slating stuff from others, but can't resist this time:
Brand new and now available for a great price..
(look at that patina on the battery)
What if you need a JOINDATA SYSTEMS G486U-B? 😉 😁