My take on eBay buys is there some "karmic" relationship with buyer
I used it a lot for many years (much less in last 4-5yrs), mostly Tibetan Buddhist artifacts or gems & crystals & I got nothing but the best service, products, & sellers! Reminds me very much of people on CF
Would always give personal feedback, usually ask a question or 2 before bid. Frequently developed a realationship with several buys over time. Never burned! Only rarely slightly less than totally satisfied! Hear the eBay world has changed, but memories still very positive!