I have been perusing the forum more lately in an effort to become more familiar with the site, the members, and the art of buying, selling, and trading wood online. Reading the shipping forum prompted me to ask about an incident that happened to me a few months ago... I bought some wood from an eBay seller, who will remain nameless for the time being. I had purchased some buckeye burl bottle stopper blanks. When I got them, I opened the package and there was a fair amount of blue dust that came out. I am more knowledgeable now, than I was then. Two days later, I get in the shop and noticed my prized piece of claro walnut had bug holes in it! After inspection, I discovered the same blue dust on it that came out of my package. The walnut was on a shelf directly below my buckeye burl. So I took the buckeye out of the package to inspect. It was obvious to me that this was the source of the new bugs. I spent weeks trying to contain them, and after isolating all of my afflicted wood, I contained them. I vac sealed every piece that was affected, and threw them in a big air tight container...where they still lie. Before the eBay purchase, I never had a problem with pests in my stock, and after, some of my most prized pieces are ruined(not completely but for the sake of pouting, THEY'RE DESTROYED, haha) I contacted the eBay seller. I was polite, did not make outright accusations but stated through deductive reasoning, I believe they sent me blanks which still had pests in them. Nowhere in the description of the item did it mention bug damage, much less the possibility of bugs still being in the wood. Which I told the seller, and kindly asked for them to get back to me. They refuse to even acknowledge me, much less take action or reply. Anyone have any recommendations as to what I should do? I had given up until I read some of your forum posts about similar stuff. I'm not looking for any handouts, but I overpayed for something that cost me tremendously in the end. Thanks guys..