I have bought military medals and pins from Ukraine (100 of them)... these were very unique. I bought numerous other things.. including case decals on there and a very sweet power supply (all brand new).
ebay has been great for me and I have the tendency of looking at ratings very closely. It is smart to look at ratings. If you have someone with no rating or a bad rating, don't buy from them. I stick with people who have at least a 90% or above.
I have been on there lately looking around and have seen a lot of people that have their feedback private. watch out for those too, you definitly don't want any part of that
When all else fails...Ham Radio!
I still have the same old HP DV9700T laptop I've had for years...still kickin'