Has anyone used eBay to find a good dedicated server provider? Is the deals on eBay from some of these companies a good deal? Should we look on eBay for a good dedicated server at a low cost which tends to be cheaper; then most sites? This is just for discussion I beleive I have narrowed my choices down but just wondering if eBay is a good idea and should dedicated server providers consider it for specials etc.
err...eBay is the last place you want to look for a dedicated server provider :-).
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Originally posted by elix err...eBay is the last place you want to look for a dedicated server provider :-).
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Well if you do buy a server off eBay, make sure it's not one with unlimited disk space, unlimited CPU, unlimited RAM, etc etc ...
Also, it's pretty obvious if you're paying a one time fee that it's not going to work.
I do know some guys that sell RAQ's on eBay and offer colo with them for a little extra per month, and they run a good operation - so there's nothing wrong with buying from eBay - so long as you're careful ...
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I take it that this forum suggest to stay away from eBay for looking for a good server or do allot of researching before purchasing off of eBay. I have alway felt the same because there is a general rule of thumb "you pay for what you get". Low cost tend to lack in customer service and/or quality of service; it is hard to have both great service and good customer support on a low cost budget. This does not apply to everyone there are some that surpass the rules; that is what the research will revel.
I wouldn't trust ebay for a nickle regularly, but i mean if you make contact with the seller and confirm his identity, get an ip to ping, trace and whois then perhaps it might be the real deal. be carefull though.
I have worked with some people that sell servers on ebay and it is not something that bad! Now I would be a little more worried about purchasing colo space/bw from some person on ebay from a company I have never heard of. It all comes back to common sense, just check out the buyer and make sure that everything seems legitimate and in order. If something seems wrong it probably is!
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