Thought this was a good time to put up a sticky on how to protect yourself as a Seller and/or Buyer. Mostly just commonsense. Please add your best practices. 1. Always send toys with at least Delivery Confirmation if not insurance and/or tracking. DC is only like $0.75 extra. 2. Some might argue it's safer to make large payments via Paypal with your credit card account so you have extra protection. 3. Don't send to an un-confirmed address. 4. Don't send to a different address than what is tied to the buyer. Several scams have occured here with stolen credit cards. 5. Be wary of sending payments as a gift on ebay. You lose your right to dispute. 6. For high priced items, ask for shipping with some sort of tracking up front before you agree to purchase. 7. If you have never dealt with this person before, search the board to see if there has been any previous complaints or issues. 8. Communication as seller or buyer is the key. If you can't get the toy in the mail for whatever reason, just explain the issue to the other party. good communication makes up for a lot. 9. my personal rule of thumb is to get the toys in the mail in less than a week. and I can promise you with a full time job including travel and two kids at home, i'm busier than you are. Less than one month is forgivable. Longer than a month is not. 10. Give your fellow board members the benefit of the doubt.