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Question for people buying donors + boards on ebay

Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:59 am

As I assume many of us do, I re-sell donor drives and parts (once being wiped completely!) on eBay as a secondary revenue stream. I also often buy donors this way. For those of you who buy donors there as well, how does a listing donating part of their profits to charity affect your buying decision? For example, if an item is a dollar or two more but 10% goes to a food bank (ebay automates this via their eBay giving works organization), would you buy it all other things about the item the same? What if they are the exact same price?

eBay places a big, obvious banner over the description saying it's a "ebay giving works" listing. For example ... 4222166921

Edit here's my usual buying strategy:
Check price on If I can find 2 donors for the same total cost or less on eBay, use eBay instead
Buy cheapest donors on ebay I can find, pay a few bucks extra if the place selling them seems to know more about what they're talking about (mention of ROM chip, many similar listings, long feedback, etc)

Curious as to how other people decide these things. Hope you are all staying safe and employed during this precarious time!
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Question for people buying donors + boards on ebay

Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:46 am

To be honest, I don't look at that at all...

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