I was just watching my friends ordering through eBay..
I've advised them of many options before they try out in eBay
My advise is
2. gumtree search to find if its available nearby ur area
3. Yahoo groups - freegle in your area.
If all 3 are not available , then I go with eBay. I feel apart from very few rare items eBay are still costly (and a small amount of risk).
What's ur opinion?
Also can you please suggest any other groups to follow... thanks in adv..