so many of us are unhappy with eBay that i thought it would be fun to brainstorm about what we would look for in an alternative -- on the theory that knowing what we want will make it more likely to come into being. so let's talk it out and maybe somebody will eventually have enough of eBay and create this place for us! one of my main issues is the fakes -- i want a place that will take some responsibility for what's listed. it's probably unreasonable to expect a guaranty of authenticity -- i'd be happy with just knowing that someone who actually knows what an authentic hermes bag looks like has reviewed all the hermes listings, and that they are therefore less likely to be fake. i'd like the site to make an escrow service available. i'd actually prefer all fixed price listings (with a best offer feature) to auctions. i'm thinking bags/wallets etc. only -- a place where legit sellers and buyers of lux bags can connect without the flea market of everything else in the world being sold. on another note, i think if we want increased service we probably have to accept higher fees to pay for it -- but i wouldn't mind that at all if i thought i was actually getting some value for the money i spent! maybe have a higher fee, but split it between buyer and seller -- the way auction houses have a buyer's premium?