Ebay has gotten more vicious because the scum has figured out how to massage the system. There are ever more professionals with very calculated ad text copy instead of the lawnsale approach of a couple of years ago. You really do not know what to believe anymore. There are still deals to be had, but you have to be much more careful than in the past. Special attention has to be paid to international business. Try and get your money back once it has crossed borders, try and sue when jurisdiction is in a foreign country (if you have taken receipt of stolen goods for instance!). The old adage: if it is too good to be true, than it probably isn't holds up very well in this business! Play before you pay is all I have to say!