The reason Ebay gave me for pulling my auctions is that they feel Western Union, Google Checkout, and personal checks are not secure methods of payment. They feel that Paypal - and money orders - are the only trusted payment methods. Now, while I state in my auctions that I accept Paypal and M.O.'s, I do receive a personal check or W.U. on occasion. I have never had any problems with W.U., M.O.'s, or checks. In fact, the only time I have had problems was from Paypal transactions. I don't have a problem with Paypal for the most part. 99% of ebayers use it; it's quick, easy, and reliable (again, for the most part). I could say a word or two about their fees, but the fact of the matter is that if paypal ceased to exist and people had to send or money orders, there probably wouldn't be as many bidders and users on ebay. However, I am a Powerseller with around 2,000 transactions under my belt. I have been a paypal and ebay user for four years, never caused them any problems. I have near-perfect feedback. I have probably given Paypal $6,000 or so of my profits. When they tell me they have proof I sent the package, then side with a relatively new ebayer who chose to have his package shipped without insurance or delivery confirmation, something is wrong.