Always been a little wary of eBay. Not that every seller is bad it's just that it's got a lot of people who are not as much into the hobby vs. a place like this or Audiogon or US Audio Mart. Many moons ago (like about 15 years - since then I only bought a tuner about 5 years back on eBay and have not used it for anything), I bought an LD player that was packed lousy. In addition the buy indicated it included an RF demodulator (however neglecting to mention it was proprietary to a Parasound preamp and wouldn't work with anything else). eBay was no help and the guy would hide when his own shipping agent (a national hardware chain) would come to his door where he lived (they told me when I called them up). After many months, the hardware chain HQ agreed to pay for the repair. Just a lot of people on eBay who are not knowledgeable about what they are selling and what it takes to pack some things.