Ebay is awesome for most people. The benefits are that you can get some good products at low prices. The bad part about it is that you are buying from a lot of individuals, which doesn't automatically mean that you are going to get the best products. What is acceptable in John's eyes to sell, isn't always acceptable for Jane to buy. I have purchased things from Ebay that weren't as described and had a few problems with getting it taken care of, but mostly I get exactly what I am looking for and people take care of any issues that you run into. I have had sellers go above and beyond in making sure that you are happy with your purchase. I have also sold things on Ebay and been happy with the amount of money that I made off of them. I will say that I have been happy with everything that I have purchased on Ebay for myself, but will also warn that it won't automatically be that way for everyone. Have fun, and good luck.