The thing to keep in mind, however, if you do go with an eBay unit is that you will have to install yourself. If you’re handy, this isn’t a problem. If you got them in owner toolkit, however, you may need to hire a professional to install your unit. This can add to the cost substantially.
Referred from a lot of consumers that they have had good experiences in purchasing split air conditioner from eBay. In our view, this can be a great way to stay cool and snag a good deal.
Here are our tips to make sure that you stay safe and are not cheated if you do choose to purchase a split air conditioner from eBay merchant.
1) Do your homework.
If you type in “split air conditioner” to eBay, you will see a wide variety of split air conditioners available. When we checked, we saw units ranging anywhere from $500-$5000.
Make sure that you carefully read the descriptions to ensure that you are getting what you think you’re getting. For example, some of the descriptions can be confusing because they appear to be selling an entire split air conditioner, but in reality are simply selling one component of it. The best thing you can do is to carefully read the descriptions and make sure that you know you’re getting.
2) Read the seller feedback.
Make sure that you take a close look at the seller feedback. This is one of the best features of eBay. You can get a quick sense of the merchant and whether they are honest and trustworthy.
3) Pay attention to how you pay.
To make sure that you are most protected with your payment, we recommend that you only buy from merchants that use the PayPal enhanced feature or that use a credit card. With these 2 payment options, you are protected if something goes wrong. It is not a good idea to use checks, money orders, or cash.
4) Avoid scammy emails.
If you receive an e-mail that looks like it is from eBay, take caution. This may be a phishing effort to scam you. And certainly don’t open any of the links in one of these e-mails.
5) Don’t set up an “off Ebay” deal.
some folks think that they can get a better deal if they set up and off eBay arrangement with the merchant. This is a bad idea. If you buy to the eBay interface, you are offered some protection should a problem arise. Also, you can take your claim to eBay. If you’re doing an independent deal to get a split air conditioner, you are not given the same amount of protection.
Buying a split air conditioner on eBay can be a great way to save some money. We know many people would’ve done it. Just make sure that you protect yourself.