No backup on eBay really either, what happens if the seller claims to be in Cali and he don't send you crap and close his account? Lot easier to solve a local crime than cyber crime. At least on CL you can give a physical description of the person or something to go on because he is in your face. Can't alert police about a scam from 3000miles away, just my opinion though so OP do what you feel is best
I have purchased a number of electronic products from eBay over the years and have been very satisfied. In the beginning I did not use paypal and was scammed on a Treo650. eBay made good on it and I received my money back after going through the process. I now use paypal and always go with the seller with the highest rating but never below 98% positive feedback. Just my input.
eBay is 100% safe. they have a payment policy. And if you don't get what you payed for. You get your money back. I have had this problem when I got scammed £300 for a 3GS. Got my money back + a Armani tie and cufflink set the seller sent me as a scam ahahaha
I am a seller with 99.9% positive on eBay and also buy a lot on eBay! The majority is phones and phone accessories! I bought a 3GS brand new off eBay and resold it when the 4 came out! The iPhone 4 was also an eBay purchase! Paypal always covers you!
Lol is that directed at me? My .01 was a buyer that spoke no english that wanted the phone shipped from me as soon as payment was made on a Sunday! Yes, Sunday! I clearly couldn't ship on a Sunday, so i refunded him and he left me negative feedback. That's the downside of eBay.