In my opinion E-Bay is not the culprit as their business model just connects a buyer and seller. Any auction house does the same thing like Barrett Jackson, Mecum etc. A buyer should always do their homework prior to spending those hard earned dollars, I think Mike Stone often says fill your library before you fill your garage, this makes complete sense. I have often seen sellers don't really know what they have....Someone before them told a story about the item and they took that person at their word. Very easy to get burned however it's sites like this that potential buyers can solicit feedback about trim tags, stampings and the overall car.