Based on comments in this thread it is obvious how much *bay has deteriorated. There is an item I have been monitoring with several sellers. I have not dealt with either one before and I am a bit nervous as the asking prices are just under $500. Two of them will not accept paypal that is backed by a credit card. I know sellers have been scammed, but as a buyer you want me to spend a good amount of money and not have any protection if you don't send it or if it is fake?