I had more problems with ebay back then, when there were more private auctions. People were selling everything, no matter if broken, stained or whatever and if paypal wasn´t involved, you have been fucked pretty much.
we used to have a user name gordo, who bought a cammo carhartt jacket from there, that actually arrived in the post, after he had won the bidding, but the pockets were full of kebab.
he wrote a scathing (i remember him asking if the seller had or had not heard of "taper ware") email, and proceeded to wash it.
got it for a good price, after all. just kebab really. no reason to throw the baby out with the bathwater and so forth. right.