I guess I live in a different world, I possibly go back to the dark ages of electronics, back when only large corporations could afford to own computers. Yeah, that long ago... I still prefer brick and mortar and face to face transactions. There's no doubt that when you buy or sell something that way, you know what you're trading for. I suppose I'm a bit gun-shy or too conservative, but how many good transactions does it take to make up for that bad one where you lost money on a sale or got garbage instead of what you thought you had bought? The few eBay sales I made, I did through a broker, "isolditonebay" has a store just a few miles from my house. They charge around 25%, but they do all the work. Take pictures, make the listing, run the auction, collect the money, do the shipping and take all the risks. It's their PayPal account that is on the line, it's their reputation that gets rated. I suppose that would change if I regularly bought and sold stuff on eBay, but since I don't, I'm happier doing things this way, especially after reading the horror stories about eBay transactions gone wrong.