I read so many rants and complaints about eBay in this forum and I have to say that in my experience the good certainly outweighs the bad. I have had many pleasant and easy transactions both as a buyer and a seller. You just have to be careful and hyper sensitive and educated about the potential fraud and scams. Yes, I was burnt once...a right of passage...and it has never happened again. As a seller you have to set up your account properly and watch it carefully for potentially fraudulent bidders. Only accept paypal bids, do not accept bids from newbies without prior agreement via email. I have had lovely buyers in general and if you are selling great merchandise and not giving it away at ridiculous prices be patient and the right buyer who appreciates the value of a great bag or whatever you are selling usually comes along. Be fair, honest, polite and descriptive in your listings and dealings with buyers and things can generally work to your advantage. I really just don't understand all these problems I read about...my experience has been overall positive.