Things to check before you bid on a sellers items! How to avoid scammers, sellers of fake & counterfiet goods (such as illegal copies of CDs & DVDs)
Have they got a good feedback score? Check any negatives they may have recieved, see what other buyers have said and also see what feedback the seller has left for others...this often reveals the sort of person the he/she is!
Its a sad fact that a lot of stuff sold on Ebay is counterfiet & fake.
Again, check the sellers feedback to see if others have said they are fakes. If the item is genuine, the seller would probably say so in the item description.
If in any doubt, use the "Ask seller a question" function.
The moto for ebay is "If it seems too good to be true, it probably is!"
Most sellers will accept cheques/postal orders as well as Paypal. However, the sellers that only intend to scam or sell fake goods tend to use "Paypal only" as the way to pay. That way, they never need to forward you their address.
Of course, this doesn`t mean everyone who only offers Paypal payments is a con artist! There are many honest sellers who prefer just to use Paypal, but if an item is suspicious & the seller has poor (or no) feedback AND only accepts Paypal, then I would avoid!