I've bought and sold several hundreds of items on eBay and the bad deals I've had I could be counted on one hand and have a finger or two left over. Early on I learned to ask questions about the items I'm interested in owning. That requires me to know something about themand know what questions top ask. I would never hesitate to buy from eBay. I do pay attention to feedback scores. Craigslist has generated some good buys, however in general my experience has been that buyers in aprticular or a little more flakey on CL. When sell, good pictures, good description and good return policy are essential. I've not yet had to take anything back that I sold on ebay. Remember, good pictures, good description and good return policy. Bill Barber