I fortunately have not gotten the ebay bug. Most of what I buy online is music and DVD's. Then again, I prefer to see and feel whatever yarn I intend to use before I buy it. I may pick up a few skeins online but only after I figure out what I'm looking for. I did have an issue with different brands labeling yarn the same thing (navy blue) but the colors actually ending up being different. Also if I'm going to use different colors in the same project, I want to be able to put the skeins side by side to see if they work together.