I buy tens of thousands of dollars from Bargainland every year. Sometimes the item work and sometimes they don't. They are a liquidation company. They take items that are returned by customers for one reason or another and offer them for sale at a .99 cent starting price. Unless the item is listed as brand new 5 star item you are gambling on weather the item works or not.
Every auction clearly state:
"Bargainland sells an endless variety of merchandise at the lowest prices anywhere. Bargainland sells wholesale merchandise to large volume resellers and our auctions are not intended for retail customers. Buyers must remember that a wholesale liquidation center is vastly different than a retail facility. Our merchandise normally comes from many unique and diverse sources such as lost freight, manufacturer over runs, discontinued models, corporate bankruptcy, open box, customer returns, or scratch and dent. Often these items are in perfect or even in new condition but some items may have issues. Because of the diverse nature of our product we often know very little about the items we sell. It is equally difficult for us to know for certain if the merchandise is complete (with all its accessories) or if every option functions perfectly. Bargainland is unable to spend time testing and checking each item beyond a casual observation of the physical condition and, in some cases, whether or not the unit powers on (if it is electrical). Despite any and all observations by our employees, your product may not be what you expected or it may have issues beyond what was observed. Please carefully consider this information and bid accordingly. Liquidation merchandise may not be appropriate for everyone. There is always a potential for uncertainty with the items being auctioned. The winning bidder agrees that this is an 'as is' auction and therefore no warranty is intended or implied."
The item you ordered also had this statement:
"Because of the nature of this item (or the quantity we have in stock) we have made the decision not to individually test each item. This decision was probably made because of either time, complexity or individual cost issues. An example of this may be 500 internal used modems, which may only sell for a few dollars each, but would require great effort to verify they are working flawlessly. The product in this auction can range to new and perfect condition to D.O.A. (non working). Please bid accordingly."
If you wanted a new Tektronix curve tracer you should have purchased a new one. The fact that you paid .99 cents should tell you that you were getting a non working piece of junk. You got what you ordered so quit whining.
If you don't understand what a liquidation auction is you shouldn't have bid. Bargainland did nothing wrong. The fact they offer refunds at all proves they are not scammers.
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