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    Thoughts on buying a pump on ebay

    How risky is it to buy a pump on ebay? I'm looking at 3/4 to 1 hp pumps.
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    Re: Thoughts on buying a pump on ebay

    If the person has great feedback, over 98% I see no issues.

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    Re: Thoughts on buying a pump on ebay

    The only concern that I would have would have to do with having the warranty coverage. Not totally sure, but I do believe that some manufacturers won't extend a warranty on a product that has been resold, whether it is in factory packaging or not.

    On the other hand though, like laurandavid09 said, if they have good feedback then that's a good thing. And if the deal is really good, it may be worth going after.
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    Re: Thoughts on buying a pump on ebay

    Don't expect me to install it though.

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    Re: Thoughts on buying a pump on ebay

    Many of us get around the warranty issue (iRobot doesn't extend any warranty for eBay purchases unless the Seller is an authorized seller) with previously unregistered iRobot 'bots, purchased on eBay, by registering them as gifts. Worth checking into.

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    Re: Thoughts on buying a pump on ebay

    I have bought quite a lot off eBay including a 1-1/2 H.P. main pump. I don't remember the exact numbers, but I know I got the pump and had it installed for about $150 less than the pool store wanted for the pump alone not including installation. It was brand new and I had no problem registering the warranty. I also bought a new Polaris 280 pool cleaner for a lot less than I could find anywhere else, and didn't have any trouble with registering. In fact the relief valve was faulty and the factory sent me a new one with no questions asked.

    Just be sure the seller has good ratings and a reasonable return policy. I will never buy from anyone that does not accept returns nor will I buy something that is too good to be true. If someone is selling a $500 item for $10.00 then I think it is stolen or defective or it's just a scam and I would never receive it anyway.
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    Re: Thoughts on buying a pump on ebay

    Some of the sellers are official pool stores and the company will warranty from them. I bought my intellibrite for $275 (could not pass on this) from an approved ebay company and had no problem registering it. We turn it on almost every nite for a couple of hours while enjoying cocktails in the Flamingo lounge.
    5,775 gal, IG free form, Beach Series Antigua by Marbletite Pebble finish, 2 swim out benches, Sheer Descent, IG Fountain, Dolphin / Mermaid Statues, StaRite Dura- Glas 1.5hp pump, Hayward Pro Series Sand Filter replaced with Hayward Pro-grid DE4820, Aqua Rite SWG with T-Cell 15, Polaris 360, Pentair 300w Light upgraded to Pentair IntelliBrite (OMG what a huge difference) , Heat Siphon Heat Pump DX 5.0 109,000 btu, Pool Cage, 1800sq ft Tremron Estate Pavers, solar cover, TF-100 test kit, Pentair Deck Jet, Apollo Magnetic Stirrer (Makes testing a breeze), Aquatherm Ecosun Solar Panels 192 sq ft with GL-235 Controller,Margarita Concoction Machine,
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    Re: Thoughts on buying a pump on ebay

    I've bought Polaris parts from these guys a few times: http://stores.ebay.com/Perrys-Pool-Pump They ship quickly and send plenty of emails after I order, to keep me up-to-date with billing, shipping, etc. I've been quite pleased with their service and products.
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    Re: Thoughts on buying a pump on ebay

    Quote Originally Posted by HarryH3
    I've bought Polaris parts from these guys a few times: http://stores.ebay.com/Perrys-Pool-Pump They ship quickly and send plenty of emails after I order, to keep me up-to-date with billing, shipping, etc. I've been quite pleased with their service and products.
    Thanks - just ordered some Polaris parts from them for my spring tune up.

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    Re: Thoughts on buying a pump on ebay

    We purchased a Hayward Northstar pump from an Ebay seller. It was from a seller that had an Ebay store that sold only pool equipment and had excellent feedback. No problems at all.
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