I'm not even certain how I stumbled upon your site, but I'm glad I did! I have read through a few of the topics in this particular forum, and have a few questions. I hope someone (anyone), can help. I am a 52 yo, mom. My daughter and I would like to sell on ebay. (I have purchased on ebay myself, and have a excellent rating.) We intend to sell some of our used items. Toys, comics, household items etc.. Over time, we hoped to work our way into becoming, full time sellers. We do understand having read around blogs and other helpful sites, that it is wise to start slowly. We are not looking for a get rich quickly scheme. We simply wish to sell what we already own and perhaps in time, sell some lucky finds. Main concerns: Paypal. After reading some hair raising, red flag horror stories, we are hoping to discover better options. What are the the best most secure ways of accepting payment? What payment options, will a buyer feel is secure? Should we be successful, we do not wish for our profits to be frozen for unreasonable lengths of time. I do not fully understand "stealth" accounts, but would like to. (Yes. Like most other hard working individuals, we, do not wish to give our money away either to ebay or paypal.) We are Canadian. I, do have a paypal account which I used when purchasing from ebay or anywhere, online. -I do have a merchant account with paypal. As yet, it has not been used. The intent for use, went to the wayside. -We, do not posses the skills nor have the disposable income to hire, in order to build our own website. In short: We are looking for successful sales, like anyone else. We do not wish to be 'ripped off' by fees. We are perfectly willing to follow good advice, before, getting started. I may have further questions as I go along. For now this is as good a place, as any, to begin. Thanks in advance for your feedback.