I found a seller on EBAY who had many comic books from the bronze age of comics that I was interested in buying for my collection. ALL were in mint condition and ALL were only $2.00 or less! I went through about ten pages of items listed and purchased some awesome books! I bought better conditioned copies of old favorites and copies of books that I needed for my collection. The seller, who in my correspondence with him, was an affable guy and a good seller. He even put a $2.99 cap on the cost of shipping! I bought many great books from him over the next few years and never had a problem with him! His comics were cheap and all were in the EXACT condition that he claimed that they were in in his listings!
Another enjoyable deal with an EBAY seller--I found a seller who had several Cherry Delight books that I was interested in adding to my collection. I bought only one (to sort of "test the waters" so to speak. At that point, I had heard several horror stories of friends buying things online and being screwed in one way or another). When the book arrived, in a timely fashion and in mint condition, I decided to order the rest of the books that the seller had that I wanted. When I told him of my interest in his books, he said that he would give me a discount for my order, since I was taking so many books off of his hands (they were apparently books that he had gotten second hand, did not especially want and had decided to try and sell the books on EBAY). He then quoted me a price that was more than fair (it was a full HALF of the LOWEST prices that I had seen on other sellers sites)!
The seller even asked me if that price was acceptable! I quickly told him that the offer was not only acceptable -- it was ACCEPTED! Each book was in perfect shape! They did not even look as if they had even been read! The books had low print runs and are scarce to find, even in poor condition, so I was lucky to find them! I did have several books sniped out from under me back in the day. That is ALWAYS frustrating. But, there was one time that it still worked out really well.
I found a copy of The Baroness #8 in an auction for only ten dollars (not only are the Baroness books scarce, but the final book #8 is the scarcest one)! The book looked to be in awesome shape and it was only listed at $10! So, I put in my bid and waited (it was still six days out at the time). I checked the site several times over the next few days. There were no bids each time I checked. Then when I got home from work and checked the site. I fully expected to see that I had won the auction and that my book was on the way! I noticed that someone had sniped me at exactly the last second! I had lost out on the book! The seller himself must have found the sniper's actions wrong. He sent me an email, telling me that if I were interested, he had ANOTHER copy (and in better condition than the first) that he would sell me for the same ten dollars that I had originally bid upon the first copy.
I snapped up his offer and bought the better conditioned copy! I hope that my readers liked my column on Great Finds -- the EBAY Edition! I wish my readers many great finds of their own!