I recently purchased two items from a , what i thought was a genuine Seller, sending a personal cheque to pay for the items as this is what they asked for as a paypal account had not been set up. I was alittle dubious, but went ahead anyway. The cheque was banked and I awaited my goods. I sent the seller numerous emails enquiring where my goods were with no response.
The seller is no longer registered as an ebay user, which leaves me with a paid item not received.
Because I paid by cheque there is very little I can do about it.
The moral of the story is to use paypal members only