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What should I do? Take the ebay or the amazon deal?

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I've been looking for a Chefs Choice Trizor 15 knife sharpener. Today, it was on Amazon, new, for $99, quite a slick deal, and it was listed here as such. I ordered one!

Then I found a deal just now on ebay that doesn't meet the posting guidelines for a slick deal. User has 27 positives, 1 negative. This makes the seller below the minimum number of ratings and slightly below the minimum total rating. To boot, they haven't sold anything like the item they are selling. But it's supposedly brand new for $76!

If you were me, would you take the safer, more expensive Amazon choice at $99? Or would you take your chance with the $76 deal?
Created 05-25-2018 at 09:11 PM by AtariBaby
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Is the seller feedback recent? Are they selling one sharpener or multiples? I have seen old accounts reactivated and selling multiples of an item for crazy low prices that turn out to be scammers.
Odd that people TD without commenting.
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It's a good point. I'm familiar with that scam from my days as a power seller. The account does appear to have infrequent but regular good comments
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I thought that some of you would be interested in my update to this thread.

Mad props to the wizards who set up the automatic stuff here on slickdeals. That eBay deal did turn out to be fraud, and it took about three weeks for me to get my money back.

I don't know if the reputable seller was hacked, or if they just decided to do a money grab. I tend to think money grab because it was selling legitimate items right up until the very end, when winning bidders started commenting they were getting ripped off.

I'll be more careful in the future!
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