I have had "not so bad" experience with ebay so far, but I have always bought from dealers/stores who ebay their inventory. Buying from private person is a problem. But, having said that recently I bought a lens for my MF camera, noticed a minor scratch on the front lens and notified the seller, he was willing to refund. Nice ppl do exist. But I kept the lens. I have not contacted the seller of this light meter, he said he was a student, so I think I will let it go.... I might end up paying around $130 for the light meter adding a $65 repair charge. Oh well! you win some u lose some. I think the lesson here is to restrict ebay biddings to known retailers like adorama, etc who sell on ebay.