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Jim Ford
12th March 2019, 10:03 AM
I've been looking at 100W solar panel kits on Ebay. They're generally around £100, but I've found one with 2 100W panels for £9.99!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183717412716?ul_noapp=true

I contacted them to confirm the price, and they said that it's direct from the factory, with no middle man. At £9.99 I thought that it was worth a punt. If it was (say) £50 I would have hesitated (but even my £9.99 should be protected).

What do you think?

Jim

Harold Gough
12th March 2019, 10:42 AM
I've been looking at 100W solar panel kits on Ebay. They're generally around £100, but I've found one with 2 100W panels for £9.99!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183717412716?ul_noapp=true

I contacted them to confirm the price, and they said that it's direct from the factory, with no middle man. At £9.99 I thought that it was worth a punt. If it was (say) £50 I would have hesitated (but even my £9.99 should be protected).

What do you think?

Jim

Good feedback. 109 watchers, 10 to sell, 4 in last hour. What have you got to lose? £20 worth th risk.

Harold

Wally
12th March 2019, 10:43 AM
:eek: At under a tenner from China???

Have you checked the return postage costs? ;)

TimP
12th March 2019, 10:52 AM
If you can afford to chuck a tender away then go for it!

What’s your intended use?

Jim Ford
12th March 2019, 11:03 AM
If you can afford to chuck a tender away then go for it!


It's a 'Win - Break-even' situation, because it the advert's in error or the item is not as described, I'll get my money back.


What’s your intended use?

Keeping a battery topped up on a camping trailer.

(I've ordered one anyway, so I'll keep you posted.)

Jim

shenstone
12th March 2019, 11:10 AM
I've just purchased a similar setup from a reputable UK supplier...

I'm going to be gutted if you actually get this for the price. Even the cables cost more than that

Regards
Andy

MJ224
12th March 2019, 11:15 AM
I've been looking at 100W solar panel kits on Ebay. They're generally around £100, but I've found one with 2 100W panels for £9.99!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183717412716?ul_noapp=true

I contacted them to confirm the price, and they said that it's direct from the factory, with no middle man. At £9.99 I thought that it was worth a punt. If it was (say) £50 I would have hesitated (but even my £9.99 should be protected).

What do you think?

Jim

Well, I have taken a punt as well. Not only flexible panels, the package includes cables and a controller. Might take six weeks to arrive is the only downside, but as the sun does not shine in Wales until then, I can live with that...

Boat batteries are going to be buzzing. I hope...…...*chr

Walti
12th March 2019, 06:23 PM
Just as an aside to this, I'm working on a 4MW solar array and trying to work out what size battery to match it up with... 6MWh?

Costs slightly more than £9.99 though! ;)

TimP
12th March 2019, 06:45 PM
I was going to suggest as big as you can get but then I spotted the M instead of a k so decided not to comment / post.

Jim Ford
12th March 2019, 07:41 PM
I've received an email that states that the advert was from a compromised seller's account. I went to my Paypal account and found that the payment hadn't been claimed, so I cancelled it and got my money back.

Jim

TimP
12th March 2019, 08:20 PM
I've received an email that states that the advert was from a compromised seller's account. I went to my Paypal account and found that the payment hadn't been claimed, so I cancelled it and got my money back.

Jim

Doh!



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Wee man
12th March 2019, 08:47 PM
Lucky you I purchased from a different seller same message. PayPal had paid out so 8 days to wait for refund before ebay get involved.

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Wee man
12th March 2019, 09:01 PM
Just got an email refund made.


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Beagletorque
12th March 2019, 09:07 PM
Looks like they got the decimal point in the wrong place as it is back with a shift!

Jim Ford
12th March 2019, 09:09 PM
Lucky you I purchased from a different seller same message.

Was that also for a solar panel?

Jim

Beagletorque
12th March 2019, 09:14 PM
Jim,
something like this might suit you...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/250W-large-Solar-Panel-for-DIY-Caravans-Boats-Motor-homes-Sheds-12V-24V/113676784328?hash=item1a77aa12c8:g:ju4AAOSw1V9cgNu t

Naughty Nigel
12th March 2019, 10:17 PM
Caveat Emptor and all that. *yes

MJ224
13th March 2019, 08:12 AM
I've received an email that states that the advert was from a compromised seller's account. I went to my Paypal account and found that the payment hadn't been claimed, so I cancelled it and got my money back.

Jim


Me too....:(

Worth a punt tho', nothing lost...……….*chr

Jim Ford
13th March 2019, 08:42 AM
The odd thing is that I got an email to my personal email address, rather than through Ebay. I wonder how they obtained it?

Jim

MJ224
13th March 2019, 08:49 AM
The odd thing is that I got an email to my personal email address, rather than through Ebay. I wonder how they obtained it?

Jim

Me to. xmfunland apologised, but made no offer of a refund...:)

Wee man
13th March 2019, 09:15 AM
Yes Jim solar panels.

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shenstone
13th March 2019, 10:25 AM
Well.... Having recently spent £00's on a similar setup I'm sort of glad you all didn't get it at that price

Regards
Andy

Darkroom
13th March 2019, 10:55 AM
Well.... Having recently spent £00's on a similar setup I'm sort of glad you all didn't get it at that price

Regards
Andy

They were probably originally salvage items recovered from Fukushima Daiichi and bought by an enterprising Chinese Ebayer. The bright glow from the package would have been spotted by customs anyway. :D


Darkroom

Jim Ford
13th March 2019, 11:51 AM
Me to. xmfunland apologised, but made no offer of a refund...:)

I paid by Paypal and when I checked my account, the sum hadn't been claimed - so I cancelled the payment.

Jim

Harold Gough
13th March 2019, 02:49 PM
Going back about 10 years, there was a similar scam for and X-Pan 30mm lens, worth £2,000.

I reported it but had to do so several times, as it regularly reappeared.

Harold

Gate Keeper
13th March 2019, 03:03 PM
For comparison, on the right hand side of the photo is a solar panel we used for a camping trip over Christmas. The panel was able to supply everyones mobile devices with power and 3 refrigerated cool boxes for 7 days - essential for keeping the beers on ice. Nice piece of kit with its own battery, at 160 GBP all in. There was a little box with it, with USB connectors, which showed a digital read out of 13.6V

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7875/46549941722_cd7b6758dd_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dVsBU7)camp cooking in progress (https://flic.kr/p/2dVsBU7) by philip Gate Keeper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/gatekeeperphil/), on Flickr