There appears to be fraudulent activity occurring on eBay relating to auctions for Apple Powerbook computers, other Apple-related products, and other high-priced consumer electronic products. Specifically, these auctions tend to be listed as "private auctions," requiring the potential bidder to e-mail the seller to enable a bid to occur. The fraudulent auctions all bear similarities: 1) They offer a "Buy It Now" options for prices that are far below market value; 2) They offer "FREE SHIPPING"; 3) They appear to come from a seller who has never sold similar items (i.e., they sell totally unrelated items and never involve Apple-related products); 4) When inquiring about the item via e-mail, the response is usually that they are from non-U.S. users who need to sell the item for "family" purposes (i.e., sick grandmother, etc.); and 5) They are private auctions that require that you e-mail the seller prior to bidding. YOU SHOULD NOT BID ON THESE ITEMS. I have notified eBay and they are taking action SLOWLY. However, these and similar items are being posted on a daily basis. According to eBay, this appears to be occurring because eBay users are unwittingly giving out their password to fake eBay e-mails requesting same. Again, DO NOT BID ON ITEMS THAT HAVE THIS PATTERN! Good luck and safe eBay bidding.