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Ebay for door and tap handles

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Darlinghurst Boy, 1st Oct, 2015.

  1. Darlinghurst Boy

    Darlinghurst Boy Well-Known Member

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    i wanted to change the door and tap handles on my IP.
    Went up to Bunnings to see the brass coloured at around 29.95 then looked on Ebay to see than at $15.95 .

    Never bought anythung from Ebay in my life, anyone bought kitchen mixers, tap handles etc and are they as good as Bunnings , they actually look the same ones!
     
  2. Mumbai

    Mumbai Well-Known Member

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    EBay as good as any online store. Maje she you v check the sellers reviews and pay via PayPal.
    Also, check Gumtree for local listings. You can check the stuff and make a call whether you want to buy it.
     
  3. House

    House Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I've been on eBay for the last 6+ years and bought quite a lot of all kinds of stuff without any issues so think you'll be fine buying a few door handles.

    Message them and ask where they got them from if you're concerned about the quality but they're more than likely the same ones as Bunnings. Most sellers have a return policy in case you're not satisfied.
     
  4. Brian84

    Brian84 Well-Known Member

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    Door handles shouldn't be a problem but some taps depending where they get them can cause plumbing issues if they don't fit. Try a place called renovation d. They have a website and an eBay store. That's where I get my stuff
     
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  5. Hanison

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    Make sure any tap fittings have a water mark on them otherwise a plumber won't install them.
     
  7. Jamie_

    Jamie_ Well-Known Member

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    It's taps? DIY.
     
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    No Probs Well-Known Member

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    If you want to DIY and install taps that don't comply with Australian Standards then go for it, but I know I wouldn't install them in any of my properties.
     
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  9. Jamie Moore

    Jamie Moore MORTGAGE BROKER - AUSTRALIA WIDE Business Member

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    Last mixer tap I purchased online only lasted 4 months :-(
     
  10. Jamie_

    Jamie_ Well-Known Member

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    did it have a water mark?
     
  11. Jamie Moore

    Jamie Moore MORTGAGE BROKER - AUSTRALIA WIDE Business Member

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    No idea.

    It ended up in the bin a while back - replaced it with an expensive one from southern plumbing and no issues since. A good example of getting what I paid for.
     
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  12. jsoe000

    jsoe000 Well-Known Member

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    Some businesses on ebay are legit with their own company websites, stores, and warehouses for you to go look at the items if you wish. It's just their way of reaching out to bigger customer base.
    If the seller is just an individual selling his/her second hand stuff, I'd be careful. Unless it's in a brand new package and never been used. For mixer taps, I mean.