I just wanted to relate an incident I had with one of TPF's recommended eBay sellers: 88Caviar. I did a BIN on a scarf she had listed, and I contacted her immediately to inquire about shipping costs/options. After three inquiries in as many days, I finally got a reply from her in which she apologized for the late response, saying she was away for a few days and also that the scarf I bid on is not available anymore as it was given out as a present during her trip. BUT, she has other scarves she could send me pictures of. Well, needless to say, I was NOT pleased and gave her a stern reply, stating that I was more than disappointed. I also asked WHY she couldn't have simply removed that item from her auction listings BEFORE giving it away as that would have been the correct thing to do rather than mislead potential customers. I also told her that I was only interested in THAT particular scarf (it's a design and colorway I've been looking for for a long time) and that after this negative experience, I was disinclined to risk purchasing anything else from her. Then I left her a negative token, which perhaps, in retrospect, may have been a bit too much, but I think potential buyers need to be made aware of such shenanigans, and we all know eBay doesn't give a rat's @$$ about anything except their profits. The whole story sounded suspect to me. How do I know she wasn't lying? How do I know she wasn't pulling a bait-and-switch? Of course, I suppose it could've been worse: I could've actually paid for something and either received nothing or something that was below par. Today I see she left me a retaliatory negative. What a vindictive, low-class b*tch! Frankly, I don't care how many positives she has or how highly she is regarded in these fora, AFAIC, she is untrustworthy and potential buyers should think twice before buying from her, particularly given her lousy attitude! Okay, rant over. Kellybag, Jag and Megs, I apologize if I've posted this in the wrong place.