Well eBay claims that it is easy to get your money back, but it seems that neither buyers nor sellers are happy with the process. So for me, it would have to be "cheap enough" to not be bothered by a deal gone sour. Not that I can afford to loose $5.00 let alone the amount of a boat. Most listings you can check it out before bidding, if you email the sender. Often there are clues as to where it is, so you can look to see if it looks worth taking the risk. For me it would not be worth it except for a "Boat Angel" listing that might sell for $2,000 or so.This boat looks VERY well cared for.
But what if you purchase a boat through an eBay auction and you either feel the boat wasn't as represented or you find a major problem the owner wasn't aware of?