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    • tarloweh
    • By tarloweh 11th Jul 18, 8:28 PM
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    Buying a door lock off eBay, bad idea?
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    • 11th Jul 18, 8:28 PM
    Buying a door lock off eBay, bad idea? 11th Jul 18 at 8:28 PM
    Might sound really dumb but someone is selling a door mortice sash lock as "new" but someone can easily make a copy of the key and burgle your home. Just wondering how so many people buy them as the seller will have you address. I'm guessing most of the sold must be sealed, perhaps i should avoid this one?
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    • pramsay13
    • By pramsay13 11th Jul 18, 8:59 PM
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    Sounds a bit far-fetched to me but I guess in theory a possibility.

    If it's a real worry for you get it delivered to somewhere else or just go to a shop and buy one.
    • martindow
    • By martindow 12th Jul 18, 11:26 AM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 11:26 AM
    You could always buy from a distant seller if you are worried - the further away you are the less worthwhile it would be to do anything.


    In reality I think you are worrying too much.
    • StumpyPumpy
    • By StumpyPumpy 12th Jul 18, 11:57 AM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 11:57 AM
    How much does it really worry you? That is, how much in money terms? You can always pay more and buy one in a hardware store, pay by cash and walk out with an anonymous lock if that eases your worries and squares the cost/worry circle.

    SP
    Come on people, it's not difficult: lose means to be unable to find, loose means not being fixed in place. So if you have a hole in your pocket you might lose your loose change.
    • pinkshoes
    • By pinkshoes 12th Jul 18, 1:17 PM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 1:17 PM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 1:17 PM
    It is something I would NEVER do. I wonder if they sell on the list of addresses and a copy of the key to criminals...! Unlikely, but not worth a risk.

    I would have it sent to work instead!
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