there's nothing wrong with ebay.. i've got over 500 transactions and cant say i've been burned but once. The problem with that transaction and many of the cheap electronic transactions from hong kong is you literally wait month or 2 to get your item.
I have great news for you, so far all the Hong Kong $5-10 batteries, including the ones for my Palm devices and x-life Nikon D200 (OEM $100) camera and Sony camcorder (OEM $120) look identical to the original, same exact plastic and extrusion points, same charge holding, but missing label, which tells me they come from the same factories in mainland China, and makes me wonder why there are so many billionnaires Stateside? Soon they will get the Foxconn guys to throw people off more factory roofs (kudos to Apple for starting the trend) and the loophole will close, the comrades will get their cut from the "special economic zones", long live communism Until then look for ebay sellers from HK with 15,000 or more good ratings, you know they are spinning a sweet deal
My brother had a Vodafone chipped original iPhone, got it a week after launch date from same place, hehe.
As for the xxxx floating around i agree, keep your eyes peeled, it is a little bit like a Turkish bazaar, watch out expecially for bombastic ads, and if not sure read in the ratings what people who bought the same exact item said.