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Hello members, so I recently found this on eBay: NICHIA 520nm 1W High Power Laser Diode/Extracted from laser array w/ ball lens | eBay
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Hello members, so I recently found this on eBay: NICHIA 520nm 1W High Power Laser Diode/Extracted from laser array w/ ball lens | eBay
Is this real or scam? If not, I will definitely buy it. Thanks in advance!
I don't really know...
At that price I just ordered one.
I guess we will see if it's legit.

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Yep same thief, it's a total scam.

Here's where you can really get one. > http://www.ebay.com/itm/RGB-400mW-Wh...item2111c2c919
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The sellers rep at this time is 83.something%
Not to negate the scam concerns.... but he only
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If he had 2 total feedbacks with 1 Neg and 1 Pos
he would be at a 50% rating.

There is really not enough total feedback to really
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Either way PayPal will cover me. So there is minimal
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The prices for the RGB Module and the 1W 520nm
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Well, the only way to find out for sure is for someone to order. If he is legit, how comes he is selling these so cheap?
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I wouldn't put it past people. He is selling these diodes way too cheap for my liking. If anything he must be selling them for not much more than the manufacturing cost.
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Seems like a lot of effort for a <$20 scam on eBay though PayPal or CC. I don't see this working in the sellers favor. Baffled here.
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Seems like a lot of effort for a <$20 scam on eBay though PayPal or CC. I don't see this working in the sellers favor. Baffled here.

That's confusing me ... if you were going to scam people, wouldn't you up the price?
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It all is very odd indeed. Although, I would be very happy if I can get a 400mW RGB for £7.00.
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Can't believe no one is smart enough to send him an email and ask!

So I'll do it for you guys, if he responds arrogantly then it's a scam!
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