I have wondered this for a while now. I often get a 'sense' of someone which isn't surprising when emails go back and forth, but occasionally I have also had a 'bad' feeling about a transaction even before the buyer has contacted me. This happened most recently yesterday when someone bought a watch using BIN with no previous contact. I can't explain it, but there was just 'something' that worried me and when I contacted the buyer to discuss shipping my concerns grew. Anyway, sure enough a few hours later I get an email from eBay telling me the transaction is cancelled and void because the 'buyer's' account has been taken over by an unauthorised 3rd party. Phew, the watch is safely with me - although I've been lucky this time, there is still someone somewhere who has had the misery of her/his account being hacked. Does anyone else know what I mean when I talk about intuition informing your eBay experiences? Any examples where intuition turned out to be the right thing to follow or you regretted not following your intuition?