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Hi, Nathan and other Luggers; I've bought a number of things over eBay, and haven't experienced outright fraud. Usually everything goes very well; their policy of publishing satisfaction ratings for buyers and sellers tends to keep people honest. A couple of times I've had problems, which I attribute to ignorance or carelessness on the part of the seller; the only time it was bad enough for me to react (a small scratch in a lens of a Minolta 110 Zoom camera), I was able to get it resolved quickly. The other times I've had problems I haven't seen fit to pursue them. I just bought a VERY inexpensive Polaroid and it turned out to have a broken strap, and I recently bought an Olympus Pen which was advertised as a rangefinder and actually was a model with scale focusing... but it was also inexpensive. I'm comfortable enough with them to continue buying equipment (one of my most recent purchases was a Contax IIa in beautiful shape!), but I'd certainly rather be able to look at something before I buy it. Bruce > From: Nathan Wajsman <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Subject: [Leica] [Fwd: eBay Auction Ended - Item 14474820: LEICA LENS COUPLER M MOUNT] > And this brings me to a more general question: how are people's experiences > with the eBay community in general? Has anyone lost money to a fraudalent > seller or been disappointed in some other way?