Well, I know some people hate ebay. I so far have been lucky both selling and buying a lot of stuff. I know what to look out for and so far haven't been burned. Feedback on the seller was 100% on over 100 items, with great comments. Sort of like my feedback.
LOTs of pictures of the items.. all looked perfect. Also, I like to examine the backgrounds in the pictures to see what else is around and the house looked emaculate.. so that usually says something too.
Also, 2 minutes after purchase, he emailed me telling me he'd mail priority mail in the morning.
I try to tell people fedex ground is cheaper and faster (and you get tracking), but from WI to MN it will be here Friday for sure anyhow.