Yeah, unless your buying something on ebay that you could 'lose the money and be ok' like lights, dont get stuff on ebay. Too many horror stories!!
A local guy was looking on ebay, and saw a (forget the engine but... "Larger engine, 4X4, airbrushed 9/11 truck" The pictures looks sweet on the net...they said it was in great condition. He bought it, when it was shipped...the 'large engine' was a size down from what it said, the '4x4' was broken, and the 'airbrushed 9/11 art' was vynal.