Originally Posted by xbskid
Mistake #1: Purchasing electronics on eBay.
Actually despite the joke I made, I disagree with this. Except for my TV (which was a black-Friday deal) and 2 of my PCs, all my electronics have come off ebay (Wii, PS3, 360, Netbook, smartPhone, Macbook, 2 more netbooks in the past, several HDDs, router...) and I've not really had a problem. If the seller's got a high enough reputation, and no negative feedback's for "would not exchange broken item" or such, you generally wont have a problem.