There's a lot of decent-looking solid oak furniture regularly for sale on eBay, but much of it is advertised as being 'on a container ship heading to the UK'. I take this to actually mean that the UK company is just buying stuff to order from a foreign supplier.
But it also means there's a 4-6 week delay, during which time they've had your money, and you're taking it on trust that you'll ever see anything turn up.
Has anyone had experience of buying from these kind of dealers? Is it kosher, and is the furniture actually any good?