This is not just another post begrudging a fraudulent seller on eBay. You really should read of my recent eBay trumpet buying experience, no matter what you may be considering buying on eBay. In short, the fraud got away without reprimand, and I wound up suspended for two weeks. Don't make my mistakes... I bought a 1969 Conn 60B, eBay item number 150342839498, CONN TRUMPET SUPER CONNSTELLATION 6OB - eBay (item 150342839498 end time May-16-09 12:20:48 PDT) Seller stated "NO DENTS." But the horn had two dents. No, there was nothing else in the case rolling and banging around. Only the horn. And UPS confirms this parcel was not opened for inspection. I notified the seller and sent photos. I even nicely suggested she may have overlooked the dents. e-mail after e-mail, she refused to admit the dents or agree to a partial refund so that I could pay for dent removal. I even pleaded with her to maintain her 100% feedback score! She ignored me. It became clear to me, this seller had no feeling for vintage trumpets and what they mean to a trumpeter. I had no other recourse but to post negative feedback. In less than 24 hours, eBay removed the negative. She had presented to eBay my e-mail pleading with her to save her 100% score, and eBay interpreted this as "feedback extortion." One of the purposes of feedback is to alert the community of frauds. Try as I might to convince eBay they were doing a serious disservice to the musician community by hiding this fraud, they refused to reverse the feedback removal. I argued they should reprimand me directly instead of removing a factual and much diserved negative, but this too was to no avail. eBay actually told me, had I not e-mailed the seller, the feedback would have stood! So much for "Try and work things out with your trading partner." In the future, I will notify the seller once. If they reply with any BS...they get a negative. This seller was more full of **** than the all the green slime I bathed out of her trumpet. And I told her so, out of frustration of knowing she walks away with not as much as a slap on the wrist, not even a warning . And that's what got me suspended--whilst I had auctions going! Nevertheless, I'm seving my suspension and taking responsibility for my actions. I do have a few small measures of satisfaction, though. That fraud saw that I made $100 selling mutes and accessories she included with the horn (which I kinda stole for $305 because she incorrectly titled the 60B listing as "6 - capital O - B," and thus got hardly any views ). I also ran a listing exposing the seller; eBay ended it, but not before 900 viewers saw the listing detailing the story about this fraudulent seller. Yes, I know about PayPal's Buyer Protection. But this seller found a way to slime-slither out of refunding my $ too. Moral: keep temper in check...contact seller once...post negative...file complaint with PayPal...an eBay company.