Originally Posted by TeamCasey
I will, I will. It's just that I can hold a business accountable and I generally know what I'm getting.
You would be amazed at how many on eBay and Half are businesses.
Yes, there are quite a few individuals selling their wares on eBay, but it seems businesses are more and more flocking to eBay (a lot less overhead as compared to opening a store or their own website). Take a look at some of the listings, and take a look at some of the outragious feedback numbers some of these people have: some are more than 10,000. That means more than 10,000 unique
users have given that person possitive feedback. And some of the larger and more professional sellers have little if no negative feedback.
I know we are talking DVDs here, but I will give another example.
I am presently working on putting together a low-grade 1933 Goudey set (I plan on posting pictures some day). I have a little bit of 70 percent of it completed - 175 cards total. A few of these cards have been of some pretty good players.
Many of the guys I have bought from have been around for a while. These are professional sellers, guys who earn their living selling off eBay, and have earned their ratings. If you are unsure of buying off someone, check out their feedback. As a first timer, it might not be a bad idea for you to buy from sellers with feedbacks over 1000 - those tend to be much safer. You will feel more secure. And check out their positive to negative feedback. The true pros will have a feedback over 99 percent.
In going after my Goudey collection, and following these rules myself, I have not been burned once.
It also does not hurt to check out the eBay "buy it now" feature. Sometimes, you will find your better deals there (and at times, bidding can get carried away).
And watch those shipping charges.