Where did you read that, in the ebay faq? Could you post link if you remember? I am looking to make my first purchase on the bay and was thinking to save on shipping cost this way... (I was looking at this one = Gibson Epiphone Les Paul Studio Guitar Sunburst Clean No Reserve | eBayIf you buy someone in eBay and the seller offers to deliver personally, make sure you check everything because you'll lose your buyer protection this way. Ebay says that you have time to inspect the item before the seller leaves and after then that is it. I learned this one the hard way.