Recently I had a problem with the wording of an item I bought on Ebay so I thought I'd share it with you, and see if anyone has had similar experiences. I'm mostly curious to hear from people that have more unusual dealings, not specifically people that just got ripped off, I am sure we all have been there at least once. My story.... Was really interested in this really old long out of print book on tube amps and their construction. I scour around and find what looks like a good deal, not totally expensive, the picture shows the wear on the spine and all that good stuff. Sounds like a keeper, so I enter a bid in. Maybe I could have waited and shopped around for a better deal, but it was convenient so I went for it, keep in mind this is a book that was printed in the late 30's or something so who knows when I will find it again. All added up it was about $45 to get it shipped it my door, I am not bummed out so things proceed and I make my payment after winning the auction. A few weeks go by and a box arrives, it's my book.... No wait, it's a PHOTOCOPY of my book. The seller, who had posted photos of this "4th print" had the nerve to tell me that the $45 I just paid was for a "4th print... copy of the xxx book..." Because the book was COPIED!! since it was COPIED 4 other times this was a 4th printing copy. I tried arguing the logic and all that, demanded my money back, but he just played on the pun that he intentionally put out there. (You are bidding for a copy of the great book by..." I reread the ad a dozen times and nowhere did it ever indicate that the book shown in the photo would not be shipped, it was only photos of the book being photocopied for me. Yes, he did use the word "copy" but that is our language, you tell me if talking about a book you wouldnt use the word copy at least once? It was a scam through and through. Nowhere was their photos of a photocopy. Why show spine wear and the writing on the inside cover if you aren't even photocoping the damn cover to begin with, let alone selling the real book? Anyway, that's my rant, sorry it is so long, thanks for listening.