I don't mind if a mod deletes this, but since the original thread was locked I wanted to post this somewhere. The way some TBers crucified the guy trying to add $1000 "handling" to his admittedly sketchy parts bass auction was shameful. A mob-rule moment that this place should be above. Possibility 1). He IS actually an idiot Possibility 2). He risked having his account banned with 100+ universally positive feedbacks, and his name raped across every bass BBS on line in order to save $12.50 Possibility 3). He is deliberately scamming in order to get someone to commit to paying $1000 more than they thought for the instrument. Who of you wouldn't take a single bad feedback for welching on an auction that tried to do that? With the new policies ebay would probably wipe your negative anyway if he really was trying this scam. Now I'm not saying I know for sure this guy is/was any of the above or something even worse, just that if someone had approached the numbnut firmly, but politely, pointing out he was in violation of ebay policy and he should re-list, then there wouldn't be 6 pages of sparring and piling on that had to be locked. With the volume of attacks this guy recieved in a matter of minutes, how would YOU have responded in the same situation? I bet you'd come off a little huffy too, dontcha think? I'm all for policing ourselves as best we can, and I'll be one of the first to jump on a soapbox when I feel the consumer is being done wrong, but come on. That was a bit excessive.