I personally have non had good experiences buying not working units off of ebay. They choose their words carefully so you won't be able to return it. For example I bought a used CECHG01 with no audio. They failed to say it also had no USB recognition and that it would not power down..They did say it powered up though. Turned out to be GLOD. Oh and the BD drive was nonfunctional and it had beat up psu to top it off.
I would say make sure it has a warranty sticker but that isnt even enough these days. I also bought a used CECHA01 with YLOD. Well the advertisement said warranty sticker still intact but when I opened it up parts were missing and there were obvious signs that someone bypassed the void by heating up the sticker. Well that YLOD is the only one that hasnt worked thus far after I reflow.
On top of all this you are not even provided a picture. I wouldnt man personally but then again I got messed over too many times to even consider it again. Once shame on you twice shame on me I guess. I mean you got to think why are they selling it so cheap? How is that price relative to the other units? Why are they selling it so much less? Probably because it is a ps3 built out of nonworking parts. lol. I dont mean to dim your fire and if money is not a concern I say go for it and let us know if Ebay is safe for non working consoles.
Anyone have a similar or better experience?