I thought I'd write about my eBay experiences since up until recently, I'd only used it to buy the odd esoteric thing here and there. Having decided I wanted to upgrade my main rig, I needed to get rid of the current one. Unfortunately, there was no interest from the Bit-Tech sales forums for my old bits, so I decided to brave eBay despite the few horror stories I had heard. I started out by selling a few SSDs. For each one I got at least three queries about a 'buy it now' price, which was initially interesting but quickly got old, especially given the some short, abrasive and generally poorly written nature of the messages. I ended up saving a notepad file with a standard response saying something along the lines of 'wait for the sodding auction to finish' but more politely. Anyway, they sold for more than I was expecting - indeed, one went for a decent chunk of the price I had originally paid for it despite being about one and a half years old - I did pick it up in a sale mind! I then sold a sound card for about £30. What struck me in particular was someone who asked (in typically poorly written English) if I would be willing to change the postage option from £5.60 to £2.50. Bearing in mind the bid at the time was about £25, I was a little irked that someone could be that tight-fisted. I said I was willing, but he didn't win the auction, which given the penny pinching nature was hardly surprising. Next up, I sold some quad channel DDR3 RAM (a 4x4GB kit). I had a query from someone asking if a system could just use two sticks - this worried me as I started to realise that maybe those buying on eBay didn't quite have the computer knowledge they should do. However, someone else bought it in the end. At this point I noticed a general trend - those who ask questions will almost certainly not buy the item in question. A few more items, nothing remarkable - I bought and then resold an i7 3930K as I needed to test a motherboard (which I later sold - see below). However, I had to relist an i7 4930K as a bidder (from outside the UK) said he had not realised an LGA 2011 chip didn't fit into an LGA 1150 board . I sent a relatively stern message to him saying that this was a very basic mistake to make and that he should do some more background reading before buying any more computer components. I also reported him, just in case he had reported issues elsewhere with components that he could have potentially got wrong. Additionally, I also had some cheeky git offer me £150 for the i7 4930 - considering it went for ~£250 I think he got off lightly with the polite, 'thanks but no thanks' response I sent. The latest experience I had was for a brief period the most difficult. I sold my old LGA 2011 motherboard for a lot less than I was expecting. However, the delivery (no signature required) went to the neighbour instead and the buyer was informed that it had been delivered to a house with a conservatory - a bit weird since there was no house with a conservatory for at least a few hundred metres. The guy flew off the handle a bit - not directly angry at me but immediately initiated a refund request and apparently stormed off to the police to report a theft. I called the delivery company, who promised me that it would be solved in a few days. I was a bit saddened by this as the insurance on the parcel was half that of what the mobo was sold for. It all worked out well in the end though, though it would appear that some buyers take very little to get wound up - the two or three messages I got in the interim period were clearly written in a hurried, emotional way. Overall, my experience has been very good. I shall be putting up a couple of GPUs in the near future, after which I think it'll be a while before I will need to call upon it again.