Many people fear being scammed on Ebay, that has not been my experience at all. I have had some minor issues, but overall it has saved my business literally thousands of dollars.
I found buying equipment and supplies on eBay to be very beneficial. Minimize Ebay hassles by doing the proper research, check out the seller, ask questions, know the retail price and research the going price on eBay. The majority of the sellers on eBay are legitimate. If anything does not seem right, move on. Another good deal is just around the corner.
Since customer service is extremely important to me, I try to avoid telling a customer their mail will not get out because our equipment is down. To accomplish this I believe in backup equipment. This can be very costly, so I may buy my primary equipment from a local dealer and the backup on eBay. This philosophy has served me well for many years.
Simple yet important.
Have a wonder-filled day,
Random Thought: I enjoy keeping a vision board.