to me it has been a necessary evil, since 1996 or so, my second purchase, of a leather jacket at $200, never came, and I was never compensated, should have told me to run, I did not, over the years, of being very happy, buying, and selling, at times receiving what seemed to be an unneeded neutral feedback, by means of regretful buying, sent me, and my over 2k feedback, to eventually give up, and close that account, only, to eventually in the recent years go back, in order to buy more camera equipment, and liquidate those, at a loss, that I did not need, or want. My current eBay account is fine, lower than the old, and in good standing, for now, yet, I have still the same feelings of unease, when it comes to buying, and selling, when I know for a fact, that when I am accused, I will most likely lose! I list photo's of high quality of my sold items, and as much detail as possible, I offer worldwide shipping, in a form of helping those that want, but can't find, in their respective countries, an item, bur still, I have those times, that especially when buying it seems, that make me nervous! I had recently "won" a Nikkor 85mm 1.4D lens, at a decent price, paid on the spot, asked the buyer, from my state, to send it USPS, if possible, they obliged, they sent a tracking, I then waited, and waited, and waited, and despite my loss of confidence, I waited even longer, than any sane animal would, and eventually weeks, past by, I filed claim, and received my damned tainted money, from the seller, that continued to offer excuse, after excuse! I lost not only the use of my money, but the time I would have spent documenting my family's life, which has become very important even more so, after the severe illness of my daughter! I hate the people, not the eBay, although, eBay, along with their cohort, PayPal, seems to favor those bent on malevolence!