That sucks. Most of my experiences on eBay has been good. The worst one was getting an X58 mobo that was wrapped with saran wrap and shipped in a box of foam peanuts. Needless to say, it was DOA. The seller was just some random guy who promptly apologized and refunded me after I shipped the board back.As for CPUs, both my Xeons I got off eBay were tightly wrapped and taped up in antistatic bags and shipping in a bubble envelope.