DIRECT BANK DEPOSIT is HIGHLY preferred and appreciated. We don’t like it but we are forced to offer Paypal by ebay. We have run an ebay internet business for 14 years- our feedback is solid proof of what we’re like to deal with. In plain English on our shop-front are the words from our many customers- every grievance a customer has ever had with us (none) and every recommendation we’ve had (hundreds). You can’t get that if you walk into any shop off the street. Despite the unease ebay is instilling in internet customers so that they pay via Paypal (and make more money for ebay), the safest way to buy on ebay (and the only way to ensure a pain-free experience) is to buy from sellers with solid feedback. Ebay’s success was built purely on the feedback system- years before Paypal and its fees were invented.