The danger is a very good reason to shop with a vendor, local or otherwise, that you trust. EBay scams are very dangerous if you aren't savvy. I bought a 24 track 2" recorder a few months ago on eBay, and while my transaction was handled well, (I checked out the seller 9 ways to Sunday first) I was bombarded by hoax/scam efforts made to look as if they came from eBay itself. Ugly, very ugly !! Even Guitar Center can be fine under just the right conditions... But don't count on the support being what a professional may need. Whatever it is you want, it isn't a 27" TV at Wal-mart. The knowledge base may be there, but don't count on it. -----Original Message----- From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Lou Judson Sent: Monday, September 26, 2005 5:56 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] I NEVER shop ebay, just too many scams and spams. It is a place to check used prices and maybe buy used gear if you know how to evaluate it, but I personally shop online at a number of the references already given, then go to get it locally - and find I can get it nearby nearly as easily, without polluting the air with Fedex and UPS. But it would help to know what you are looking for if you want sepcific recommendations... Like where you are located and what type of gear needed. Lou Lou Judson * Intuitive Audio 415-883-2689 On Sep 26, 2005, at 3:14 PM, Scott Phillips wrote: > I agree Richard, and I also by from eBay pretty heavily....but that is > generally because I know exactly what I want and don't expect any help > from the vendor beyond the box in the mail. Also have to be very > careful.