BCL Computers Complaint - Bad Experience With Ebay Seller - BEWARE

Review by Anonymous on 2004-07-08
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA -- On 6-11 I purchased an Elitegroup K7S5A Motherboard on Ebay from BCL Computers of Indianapolis, IN (http://home.indy.rr.com/bcl/).

The Motherboard was pictured and described as having the EEPROM attached. The EEPROM is a necessary component, and without it, the computer
will not run.

Since the advertising for the item contained a photograph of an almost identical item and a text description of said EEPROM, I purchased this
item based on my understanding that this component was still attached, as it had been at the time of manufacture.

On three occasions I requested that the seller either send the EEPROM or refund my money. I was told flatly that the item was sold "as is".
I contend it should have been sold "as is pictured" and "as is described". The advertisement can be found here:


The EEPROM is the small white square at the bottom right of the photograph midway down the page, and is described in text as follows:


Supports Plug and Play 1.0A, AMP 1.2, Multi Boot, DMI
Support for ACPI revision 1.0 specification\"

The seller refuses to replace the item or refund my money. I feel that I was duped into buying a computer component that is of no value to me,
and that the merchant should take this item back and try to resell it using ACCURATE and FACTUAL advertising.
Comments:2 Replies - Latest reply on 2004-07-09
Posted by Roger&Out on 2004-07-08:
Electronics is uaually where the biggest rip-offs occur on ebay. Seller's feedbacks usually reflect it. I see that the seller that you delt with went to hell in 1 week. Unfortunate, but you got off cheap ($16). You need to be real leary in this dept. on ebay. My screwing cost me $200.00
Posted by LegalCollector on 2004-07-09:
Im sorry this happened to you. The upside is that you dont have to use the piece of crap you won. SIS is very low quality, and unless you know something I dont, you were buying total garbage.

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