I'm new to the forum. Some colleagues recommended this forum saying this is the best place for advice on anything related to Mac Pros. Just wanted to see if you guys had any experience with a eBay seller 'brgins4sale' or heard of anybody who purchased a Mac Pro from them. I was seeking a 12-Core 5,1 off eBay because that was the best route for me - ability to add multiple SSDs and upgrade the graphics card. All the 12-Core 3.33GHz units seemed to be around $3k. I found this user ' brgins4sale ' selling the 12-Core 3.06GHz with a SSD and 2TB Hard Drive for $2200. I noticed he also had a 12-Core 3.33GHz for $2000. I was surprised at the great price and bought it. Of course, as they say, "If it's seems to good to be true, it is". It was a lesson learned to not go with the lowest price. - It took about a week for it to finally ship. I received it 2 weeks after ordering. - When it arrived, I opened the package to see it had a severe bend on the leg. I would imagine a company selling Mac Pros as a business would know how to package them properly. It was just of layers of bubble. Even I know that the legs and handles are made of aluminum which is easily bendable metal. - I opened the case to find there was PCIe slot covers missing which was not a big deal, but not professional. - After research I noticed that the 2009 actually had revised firmware which he didn't specify in his listing. Kind of deceiving IMO. I didn't know the difference between the 2009 and 2010 versions of the Mac Pro. I did notice many people writing genuine 2010 and I should have realized there was a reason for that. I realized after the fact that the 2009 had a hacked/flashed firmware. It sucks that he doesn't write the year of manufacture and doesn't disclose the firmware has been revised. He told me that it is the first time that one of his units got damaged in shipping. I am surprised at that because he shipped a Mac Pro in a few layers of bubble wrap. I think it's obvious that it would get damaged. Does anybody have experience with brgins4sale or have heard of anybody with a positive experience purchasing from him/them? I just wonder if I just had bad luck with the transaction and specific Mac Pro...or he was just somebody to avoid from the first place.