I'm amazed at all the time and energy that is put into the probation thread, The comic book hobby doesn't start and stop at whoever is on these boards. Me personally, I don't buy raw books off of eBay unless I've dealt with the seller before. If I do, it's not more than a few dollars. The double cover would have easily been caught if the book was opened when received. I'm not running to this con artist's defense but having a probation thread that hardly gets looked at doesn't fix anything, you make transactions at your own risk and even reputable members can turn sour at any point. I think some kind of feedback number under your screen name would be far more beneficial.
This has been beat to death, and these are the tools we have to work with. CGC will not allow their contractors for this board to interfere or police sales. The PL and HOS are up there, people state in their sales threads NO PL or HOS Please most times. It's caveat emptor and it works. Buyer beware.