(I didn't know where to post this, so I put it here since its of general interest) I want to report here a difficult circumstance that resulted in a positive experience in the Buy & Sell forum. Over a month ago I purchased a used EP3 from SHREdD, a longtime member of the forum. The deal went smoothly and the camera arrived promptly and physically as described. Unfortunately, I soon discovered that the camera wasn't exposing evenly across the frame. I posted a few of the bad images to the forum and it was suggested (accurately I now think) that it was a shutter problem. I was pretty nervous, because I didn't have any warranty on he camera, and if I had to pay for the repair my savings on the used camera would be blown. I e-mailed SHREdD and he told me that the camera was still under warranty, so we agreed that I should send it to Olympus for repair. This was a relief, but I was put in the position of trusting someone whom I'd never met and only knew through a screen name! From his profile on the forum and from my dealings with him during the sale I wasn't too concerned, so I chose to go ahead (what choice did I really have!) and to trust that by and large the members of the forum are honorable and not out to take advantage of each other. The story has a happy ending. Olympus fixed the camera under warranty, sent it back to SHREdD and he sent it (very quickly) back to me. I'm now getting re-acquainted with the camera. The moral of the story is, that with certain reasonable precautions the people on this forum can be trusted to act with integrity and honesty. I want to thank everyone who has worked to make that the case. I think it's pretty cool that even though few members have ever met face to face, there are a lot of clear personalities and a sense of comraderie that gives this forum a sense of community. I think the for sale forum is an important resource, and I have so far only had positive experiences from it!