Because I have never used it or was familiar really with it . I had obviously heard of it , but was an unknown entity in that I had no practical or real world experience with it . But from looking here and researching the other day I agree with you , which is why I went ahead and ordered the snare a few posts backIf seller has hundreds of positive ratings and is 99% positive (most good sellers are 100%) then there is little risk. If seller offers a return policy then even safer. If you have used Reverb, then what would be hesitation with eBay?