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Mike Stark

Buying used electronics online

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Mike Stark

good idea or bad idea? the electronics are listed on a reputable site. there is a savings of over $450. the unit is only 6 months old.

im hesitant to buy used electronics online.

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CAMAN

I've done it a few times and will do it again next time. Just pay close attention to the descriptions, use common sense, and if it sounds too good to be true it probably is.

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hanson

I've sold plenty of used electronics (both ice & open water) on C List that I'd owned and used.

I've honestly told the buyers, if you have a problem with it, please let me know.

While I may not be like most sellers, what I'm selling has been my pride and joy, well taken care of, and should work forever if taken care of.

You should be able to get a good feeling from the seller if you trust him or not. Thats what'll make you a buyer!

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NCLaker

+1 on Hanson's reply.

I would add that do some homework on reliability reputation on the unit/manufacturer of the elecronics you are purchasing. If it has bad rep or bad cust service support I would think twice about buying a high end item.

For example, I bought a Marcum LX-3tc. I did my homework, and found that there were a fair amount if issues posted on this unit, but there rep for standing behind their product was so good I pulled the trigger. Well ended up having issues with the product, brought it to Marcum - they replaced the head electronics & transducer at no cost, no questions asked.

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Mike Stark

i ended up passing on the used unit. instead i went through Pro Fishing Supply. Dave(PerchJerker) has great prices on brand new worry free electronics. smile

Thanks for the great service Dave!

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Shack

I've sold plenty of used electronics (both ice & open water) on C List that I'd owned and used.

I've honestly told the buyers, if you have a problem with it, please let me know.

While I may not be like most sellers, what I'm selling has been my pride and joy, well taken care of, and should work forever if taken care of.

You should be able to get a good feeling from the seller if you trust him or not. Thats what'll make you a buyer!

Hanson does take good care of his stuff from what I have seen and I firmly believe what he posted. I mirror pretty much what Hanson said. If I do tell someone this as the funds are exchanged, I will follow through on it if an unforeseen failure was to occur. I buy used but buying used elec. and such is gamble even if taken care of the best way possible. Used anything is just that and just like screwing in a used light bulb. You have no clue as to how long it will last.

Mike bring forward some sound advice as well. I compared Daves on-line prices awhile back to some real low priced drop ship websites. Dave came in cheaper with what they had in stock that matched what Dave had at his store. I have no doubt Dave treats everyone right, but never hurts to call him and if you do or go down to see Dave, just mention HSO and you will probably get some current fishing reports also. wink

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RangerJack

I want to add that often times, new electronics aren't trouble free. New or used, electronics can fail at any time, for any or no apparent reason.

That being said, I would rather buy Electronics brand new. wink

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masoct3

Due diligence...

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