+1, although I do agree Ebay sucks, but you can not blame the action of fraudulent indivduals solely on Ebay. Ebay is taking measures to prevent fraudulent activities, but as you know, there's not a cure-all solution to deter all frauds
Originally Posted by needforspeed
To be fair - you pay ebay a VERY small fee to act as a facilitator enabling you to agree a sale with another private individual.
You can hardly hold them financially to account if the other individual turns out to be a fraudster.
I'm pretty new to ebay - but I think that the system does work generally. Sounds to me like you just had some bad luck.