is an excellent way for all of us - buyes/sellers to show how good/honest we are. i know most are honest but there is always "that one guy" who f*cks it up for everybody.
heatware is a free feedback system, much like ebay but anybody can use it.
the reason i am bringing this up is because i am a noob and have been looking around in the equipment exchange and noticed that there is no easy way to know how well the people are to deal with, you just need to search through all of the "place bad stories here" entry. there are some posts that list others experience, but not all.
this is just an fyi but i think it would be useful for all here.
i use it for purchases on some of the computer forums i belong to and it has saved me many times -> a person will have an excellent price but then you find out he/she takes forever to ship, the item is not exactly as described in terms of quality, etc.
mods if you find this useful, please sticky :)