So getting into this head-fi business, were all about upgrading our audio equipment to its best within our price range. We look through many online websites, forums and local stores and make deals. There are plenty of respectable online stores such as amazon, J&R, Sweetwater but what about ebay? Now im not bashing but ive pretty much always been sketched by ebay pretty much forever. I bought a Ipod LOD a while back and works just as advertised (awaan) and a couple DACs from sellers in the process of upgrading their system. I guess im okay with buying from sellers that actually sound like regular people who say things like "great amp, sad to let this go blah"/ The thing that always bothered me are items that are "all corporate" if you know what i mean. Information is just copy pasted from the manufacturer website and photos are stock, no returns, etc. The thing is, those can sometimes be the best deals with top rated seller status but i am always too skeptical to buy from them.
Recently ive been in the market for some UE Triple Fi 10s and Sennheiser IE8s and found some ridiculous deals on ebay but didnt have the cojones to make the purchase. Other items like amps and dacs, i feel, can be bought confidently from ebay because generally they arent fake. Probably because the companies tend to be smaller and their isnt a market for imitations or something idk. Large companies like Sennheiser and Audio Technica seem to have many fakes going around especially IEMs and Headphones.
So the question remains, ebay or no ebay?
I was just wondering what people thought and if they agreed or disagreed with me.
Thanks for the input.