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Far too good to be true?

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
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Re: Far too good to be true?

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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?

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

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Re: Far too good to be true?

At under a tenner from China???

Have you checked the return postage costs?
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Re: Far too good to be true?

If you can afford to chuck a tender away then go for it!

What’s your intended use?
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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.

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Keeping a battery topped up on a camping trailer.

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

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Re: Far too good to be true?

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

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Re: Far too good to be true?

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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...…...
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Re: Far too good to be true?

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!
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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.
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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.

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Doh!



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Re: Far too good to be true?

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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Just got an email refund made.


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Re: Far too good to be true?

Looks like they got the decimal point in the wrong place as it is back with a shift!
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Was that also for a solar panel?

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