I have been bidding on Ebay for many years and I have learned many things. I have been scam a few times and have things go badly, but on the whole these expieriences have been very minimal compaired to the very many successes. I'm handicapped and in a wheelchair and I've had some very good adventures; even when things have gone badley. One of the things I have learned is pay attention and ask questions of the sellers. If you have a problem, be honest with the seller, most are very understanding. If you do lose there is always another opportunity and sometimes you can get a better deal. The seond thing I learned ( after many wins ) is Feedback and what it means. And one thing that I wish would happen (and doesn't always happen ) is the payment isn'tstated when it is due, so ask before you bid.