Regarding the small amount, times that by 10 or 30, then you have a nice little earner. I have been recently watching a new eBay user/seller,with no feedback, who is offering an item that I am interested in. The seller as been offering this special cd item a number of times in the day over the past three days. The usual buying price at the end of the auction seems to be about the £5.70/£6.50 mark plus £2.00 for postage. I made a maximum bid of £2.01, and of course lost it to another person bidding nearly £6.00. Lo and behold, just received an email offering me a second chance buy now purchase for £2.01.
Do I now suspect something, especially as payment is via a cheque, because the seller as not opened a PayPal account. Sure I do, £4.01 better in my pocket, than perhaps theirs. But I could be wrong of course!.
Another eBay experience that occurred about six months ago. The seller was offering 20 brand new cement/concrete mixers that were supposedly from a plant hire company liquidation. Some people were bidding as much as £130.00 plus a delivery charge of £25.00.The seller added 5 more mixer's as a one day sale (making 30 in total). I made an offer of £30.00 for a mixer, and funny enough, I won that auction. Without going into details, alarm bell's started to ring when I received an email from two of the higher bidders, who were raising concerns over the auctions. The cement/concrete mixer's were truly described in the auction advertising, but what the advertiser/seller forgot to mention (in as much words), was the mixer's were ordinary contractor's shovel's capable of mixing large volumes of cement or concrete (think about it!)worth about £5.00 each at trade prices.
Two of many joyful incidents :O)