Posted by Ydoc
My bro bought a small computer off of Ebay and everything was fine... later he tried to sell an online game account and had his auction closed, so now he's banned from ebay.
A friend of mine got his account banned because he sold a US playstation console (not a modded one) in the same auction as a Japanese playstation game. Yet, there are tons and tons of bootlegged DVDs, games, etc list on there all the time.
eBay bends its rules for the sellers that make them money and burns the little man.
I've bought and sold many things on eBay over the last 10+ years. I have had a few problems here and there, but most of them got resolved.
IMO, eBay is not a great place for selling unless you have a hot item (like a PS3 when they sold out). Their listing and auction fees are just too high to make any decent money. This is why you commonly see items listed cheap with high shipping costs. Coupled with the fact that eBay owns paypal, you get zinged again for using paypal.
However, as a buyer you can get a lot of good deals if you are patient.