Here's our Hardware Tip for.. January 20, 2006
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Buying Computer Hardware from Online Auctions--Part 1 of 2
Buyer beware! Unlike children's toys or nostalgic memorabilia, computer hardware purchased from an unknown source might not work at all.
Make sure you use any and all authentication tools to verify that the seller of computer hardware is trusted and honest. If you're new to online auctions and naive about the scams that go on, start small. Purchase only inexpensive computer hardware at first--perhaps a mouse or a modem--thereby spending an amount you can afford to lose.