Ya ask about shipping before. It's a good test of the seller. If they aren't willing to figure out how much to it will cost before you've won the auction you can count on them not making you happy if later the item turns out to be a bust. You need to treat Ebay sort of like baseball. If you strike out and lose 70% of the auctions that's not a bad thing. The other thing is Ebay isn't for those in a rush. It's fine if you're browsing hoping to find something sooner or later but if you need it now it isn't. Also a real store front dealer may be able to stock all the items you need. You may end up paying more for each item but you'll save on the total shipping amount. Keep an eye on the total price.