Has EBay Become a Scam Site For Electronics Sales?

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Has eBay become scam-central for small electronic sales? John from Crunchgear put his phone on eBay, expressly saying that he didn't want to send it out of the country for fear of fraud and customs problems. So what happens? Some guy from Canada wins the bid. Second try, some guy in Lagos. Third try, a Rooski. Are scam artists just outbidding everyone else now with their stolen credit cards? At least on Craigslist you can look the guy in the eye before he pops you in the face and steals your wallet.

How are readers faring on eBay? Deal or no deal?

EBay is Decadent and Depraved [Crunchgear]