I must agree with Christine — Not ALL eBay sellers are cheats.
Ebay reiterates (ad nauseum) caveat emptor [BUYER BEWARE]. As a
frequent buyer on eBay, I assume the responsibility of checking the
feedback on the seller, avoid new sellers with small feedback
ratings, check out any negative comments, and ask questions up front
of the seller. I have been disappointed a couple of times, but
fortunately, not on big ticket stones or tools or items. I, too,
stick with familiar sellers whenever possible. --Sherry Terao