Just a desperation rant really. I sell quite a few microphones, via my own website and on ebay. Now I always explain what they are for - and long ago I realised that you have to tell typical ebay buyers that MUST have 48V phantom power means, well, you MUST have it - but still, even after the warnings people buy them. I have some rather nice small diaphragm condensers that come with cardioid, hyper and omni capsules, that are modelled on the original AKG 451s, but made from much lighter alloy, but daftly, still using the very fine pitch capsule thread. In the ebay ad it says this: They don't sell very fast - a bit too specialist really, but I sent one out this week - he asked for fast, so £4.30 later he gets it delivered. He says it's a bit rubbish, really light, and worse still doesn't work. I ask if he has turned on the phantom. Turns out he has it plugged into a guitar pedal with an adaptor. I ask what he's using it for - to sing into! It's actually ok, used in the old fashioned way, with a foot or so's distance, with the small foam windshield - but yelling into it will pop badly and need the pad because they're pretty sensitive. So he says he's going to send it back, which of course is his right - so I lose the £4.30 plus the soft protective packaging just because he can't read! I read about people moaning about their ebay purchases, but selling on ebay this kind of kit is a total pain. You now can't even use the paypal money for a month in case they demand a refund - sometimes, I don't know why I bother. I'm pretty sure another guy used the complete kit he bought for a recording, then sent them back - beggars belief! Rant over - just very wound up.