I also use Ebay. I have PayPal too, but not linked to my bank
account. I won't link to my money, because who knows if Ebay will ever be hacked!
I have received some spam Ebay mail at one time, but that stopped. I don't know which seller may have been involved.
Other than that, I have had pleasant experiences, and still use it.
Ebay is very very strict now with its sellers compared to in the recent past. And they move quickly on complaints. They have a discussion forum too.
I'd caution about shoes though...if you do get them, check out the interior and dust them with an antifungal powder like Zeasorb AF to kill any fungus that may be in them.
I do NOT buy from sellers who put unreasonable shipping charges on the items. This signals dishonesty IMO. So if something is very very cheap and has $18.00 shipping and is not a heavy item or glass, pass it by.
I have some very unusual items from Ebay, that I am happy with. If you are home alot, just looking around can be entertaining. Sometimes I find exact things on Amazon.com or other sites for less money. There are outlet shoe sources you might search on, as well.
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.-- Galileo Galilei
This raccoon has come out yesterday since the snow recently melted and can't decide which cherry tomato to eat first. Hubby put them on the feeding bench yesterday morning. (he doesn't like them). They were all gone by this morning.