I had to order a book for my online paralegal degree I’m taking. The book was $150. I went on amazon.com marketplace, where you can buy used from different sellers. After ordering, I got an email saying it was shipped. A few days later I ordered an ipod, so I was waiting for both. I got one notice to pick up a package at the post office last weekend, and I figured it was my book. NO! It was my ipod. Weird. So today I got on amazon to check on my order, and I happened to work my way to the sellers profile, and I see that all his feedback is negative! several people said that they never recieved their items, and tried to contact the seller and never heard back.
Moral of the story? read sellers feedback before buying!
The good news is, amazon guarantees everything bought, even from individual sellers, so I should be able to get my money back.