Well yes, I figured the specs would be one of the first things to look at, but I forgot to consider seller feedback. Can you tell I'm not on eBay often? I just prefer to hear something in person before I buy, although forum feedback is good too.
I would have to say that I have had nothing but good luck with eBay. I just make sure the person has lots of good feedback before I buy something. I think there was only one time that I didn't receive something. It was coming from overseas. As soon as I questioned the seller, he promptly refunded my money.
Bought everything from no-name 1940's PA amp to vintage McIntosh's on eBay.
Common sense prevails when buying things on eBay. In addition to the feedback checking, etc., I try to get the feel for the seller from the description. If the seller is into audio and knows the equipment, showing some pride of ownership, there likely won't be any issue.
On the other hand, it'll be a gamble buying from a seller who claims to have found that McIntosh MC275 in a cave somewhere, and has no knowledge of how to test it.
I have seen that gamble can payoff big time, but I'm not a gambling man....
gofar99 Messages: 1723 Registered: May 2010 Location: Southern Arizona
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Show me the way to the cave... I agree, if the seller seems to understand the value and operational features of what he is selling then there is a good chance it is OK. Price is a good guide too, there are no pristine MC275s for $50.