I would be very careful with any big ticket items affiliated with ebay right now.
It appears that a Romanian hacker who calls himself 'Vladuz' has managed to break into the highest levels of ebay's system. He has been selling software tools that exploit the ebay system- mainly to Chinese and East European hackers- that aide in the creation and maintenace of phony auctions.
Ebay's main response has been to take down any threads on their message boards regarding the situation. They have also suspended the accounts of members who dared comment on those threads. They HAVE recently stopped sales of certain types of items from China and other areas to the US because of the recent spike in incidents. (mostly antique collectibles, jewelry, etc)
If you can believe what you read, and it appears to be legit-- it is a very scary story- as it looks like the hackers have access to EVERYTHING and have the ability to do things like redirect Paypal payments to their accounts, and picking and choosing which members' accounts to compromise. Some investigators have noticed their ability to create auctions from member names IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER, as though they were being picked off a list.
Yikes. When I first read about this last night the first thing I did was go change my password, but I wonder if it would even do any good. I wonder if ebay can even do anything about this? Scary. Read some for yourself: