I know we get a lot of crap about Ebay and Paypal but there is a new thing you all need to know about if you are doing anything with Paypal online. Plus UPS is now in the mix for me. I sold my Ford FE 6x2 intake on Ebay. It was a complete unit, rebuilt carbs, linkage etc... Beautiful. Shipped it UPS and it got damaged. No problem. Full insurance through UPS. That has been more than two months ago. No payment from UPS...still in "investigation phase". They can get a box from Indiana to Indonesia overnight but 60 plus days to look at a damaged package? Anyway, after about a week, the buyer decided he didn't want to wait for UPS to pay the claim so he filed a complaint with Paypal (how he paid me) saying that the product was misrepresented (it wasn't...it was just damaged). So before contacting me or anything, Paypal froze my account and all money in it. I only had about $846.00 in there and the claim is more than that. That has been over three weeks now and Paypal has no phone number...everything is E-mail. It is still in "arbitration" and no one has contacted either of us in weeks. I can't pay the guy, he's got the parts, UPS has paid nothing, Paypal has an additional $846 of my money and everyone is pissed. No resolution in sight. Forward to February 8. I sell HAMB'er Slag Kustom a Magnuson twin 4-71 blower on Ebay. I individually wrap every piece using seven packages of bubble wrap, build a wooden crate, wire it to the base and take it to the UPS store. They have me fill out a form with the address and then read it back to me as they type it into the computer. Then they proceed to ship it to some chick named Latoya Mitchell in Florida instead of David in New Jersey. A few days later, I get a PM from Slag saying he hasn't recived the blower. I check the tracking and see that some random chick has had this thing for days. I call UPS screaming and they "no sweat, we'll pick it up, REPACKAGE it if neccessary, and send it to the right place and refund your shipping". They pick it up, don't repackage it and then contact Slag saying both boxes have been damaged in shipping. No problem, full insurance through UPS. They sent it to the wrong place, admit it, picked it up and damaged it and admit that. That has been over six weeks. Still no resolution from UPS. The store now is trying to claim that the damage is a result of poor packaging on my end when it was shipped to Florida and that it might not be covered by insurance. There was no claim in Florida and no comment from UPS when THEY picked it up and it had been opened and unwrapped. Then UPS told Slag that he should pursue his money back from me through PAYPAL. I of course don't have the money sixty days later and my account is now frozen from this other UPS fiasco that was also fully insured by UPS two months ago. So I called my ex-college roomate who is now the Prosecutor here and he gave me several alternatives...contact the BBB, the local news action team, and my new attorney. I told UPS today that I am doing all those things if I don't have resolution today. Such bullshit. What good is insurance from UPS? On top of this, I still have the deal going with ex-Hamber 1evil51 that took my cadillac 6x2 and carbs in trade, never sent his stuff, and never has returned mine. Two months ago also and another $600 and lots of empty promises so far. Then I tried to help everyone out with Metalflake paint on here this week, got a huge reply for much more than I have and contacted the manufacturer who told me they would try to help us out and get me a price on Monday. No response for the last three days despite repeated requests. That is something that I was not trying to make ANY money on, just help out the manufacturer and get us all a deal. It makes me feel like an ass for trying to do a favor. It takes all the fun out of this when you deal with people with no honor and no sense of responsibility. Plus, I am out about $7000 worth of parts right now, PLUS $846 of the money that people paid me. I am not rich and don't have that kind of money. I sell stuff to pay for other stuff. Now I've got no money and nothing left to sell other than the cars in the classifieds. More importantly, I never did anything wrong. I shipped what I was supposed to ship in the condition it was supposed to be in, and fully insured it all! Slag has been patiently waiting for six weeks and is out parts and money too and I am powerless to help him other than getting an attorney like I did today...which is even more money unless UPS does what they are supposed to do. I've got full documentation for everything but no money. I'm trying to remember why I like this hobby? The point of this rambling is that I've learned that UPS is worthless when they damage something. The insurance is a complete JOKE. Don't take Paypal payment from anybody for anything because all they have to do is say "item not as described" ,whether it is true or not, and Paypal will zap the money right back out of your account before you know about it and hold it indefinitely while it's in "arbitration" with no human contact. This is a huge scam waiting to happen as soon as people figure it out. My advise....Take money orders only and use the US Mail who actually pays their claims. My two cents. I'm sorry to Slag Kustom who is very cool and I'm very bummed that that awesome blower setup won't be on your cool truck. I'm doing everything I can to help you. Everybody else be warned. I had no trouble with anyone in 17 years of doing this stuff and now all this at once. There are still lots of good people doing car stuff but it doesn't take much to get fucked hard. I have been stressed out of my mind trying to get resolution for Slag and the guy that bought my 6x2 for the last 6-8 weeks and in trying to deal with 1Evil51 for 8 weeks. Now the paint thing. I freak out easy and get frustrated quickly. I needed to vent and I'm trying to spare everyone else from the same with those PAYPAL and UPS insurance scams.