I have purchased some really good bargains & also been ripped off to, which has taught me for next time. When buying fridges on ebay never go for one that is over 10 years old, as I did I paid for a hire ute from CastleHill to Cambridge Park only to find out the gas had been leaking so once we checked it in the morning I found I'd lost alot of food.
I then organised a payment arrangement with Sommer Liegh O'Neill for wedding flowers, but she took my $130, but gave me nothing in return.
I recently bought a second hand dryer as it was urgently needed after all the bad luck I had had on pick up we asked if it could be tested & the woman was more than happy to show us. It still works really well.
Feedback is the most geniuos idea ebay could have, always read it before dealing with a person it will save you alot of headaches & the chances of being ripped off