At the begining... you start buying zealously of the seller's honesty. You buy your first item just to try out, and Voila! item is even better than described. And you try again, and again, and again and then you go into more sofisticated items, like vintage electronics. You start to understand why sellers "bend backwards" to please the buyers: Three strikes and you are out!!! Then, you start selling and follow the same standard striving for 100% positive feedbacks.
I very seldom buy anything at the regular stores. I look for it in E-bay, shop around the available items, buy it, pay with Pay Pal and get a quality item covered by the Pay Pal protection program.
Ah! But something wonderful also happens in E-bay: You get to make friends from all over the world. I constantly deal with E-bay members in Turkey, Malaysia, Japan, S. Korea, Australia, France, Spain, and of course, USA.
Thank you E-bay for this wonderful BRIDGE that goes everywhere!