I agree that you have to be very careful when dealing on ebay because there are tons of shady sellers
But there are plenty of good sellers too . I have maintained a 100% positive for over 5 years on ebay and it irks me to be lumped in with the shady sellers . I know that there are plenty of other folks here that buy and sell on ebay too and they are trustworthy as well , but it is difficult to tell who's who sometimes because so many people have different user names here and on there .
I use ebay because it is just alot easier for me than listing in the forums . I have saved listings for nearly every figure where all I have to do is change pics , modify the description slightly and bingo done . I am just such a moron when it comes to computer skills and since I am probably the worlds slowest 2 fingered typist - it is just too time consuming to list outside of my comfort zone
I have delt with alot of members here at TIG off ebay . I always sell for cheaper prices than I would get on ebay because I am glad to pass on the discount when I am able to save the shitty ebay fees . I would rather give the savings to a collector than pay ebay anymore cash . As alot of members here know - If I have something you want all you have to do is ask about it here and I will end the ebay auctions and give alot better prices . I just don't want to promote my ebay auctions here - if someone wants something its up to them to let me know .
I don't like to bring up my ebay sales here at Tig because that is not what I'm here for - I come here for information , fun and laughs
So basically I don't promote ebay , I hate it as much as the next guy - it is just alot easier for me because I am so computer illiterate .
I use the same name here , on ebay , my email etc because I have nothing to hide
it just rubs my feathers the wrong way when I am lumped in with the shitty ebay sellers - were not all scumbags
It all comes down to the best advice given in this thread - try to know who your dealing with . It doesn't matter if its here or there - as long as you can tell a person is trustworthy .