Chuck is absolutely reliable. I would refer people to the list of trusted sellers on the fashion web site thread at the top of the forum. I think knowledge of such merchants changes the eBay equation, at least it does for me. In fact, I cannot say that I have had a bad bit of advice or solicited business on either the Ask Andy or this, forum. Some criticism was unwarranted (or put conservatively, my standards are not as high as some participants'
. But my shopping savy is really in a different place than it was before I started here. Throw London Lounge into the mix. Personally, I have always appreciated the posts of the blatant industry people. First of all, they know a hell of a lot. Second, their terms are usually twenty times better than at any boutique, as well as their prices. Third, I am glad to patronize such people. It helps bring prices down and push quality up in a free market.