Was browsing thhrough E-bay earlier, came across an item that is still officially owned by an Government Agency. Now in my books that means the item has been stolen to be sold on to any member of the public. I contacted E-bay who replied with the following: Please remember that, although we are commonly referred to as an online auction web site, we are not a traditional auction house. Our site acts only as a venue to allow anyone to offer, sell, and buy just about anything, at anytime, from anywhere, in a variety of formats. Because eBay is not involved in the actual transaction between Buyers and Sellers we have no control over: - the quality, safety or legality of the items Pure evidence that they will let anyone sell stolen property and not take action!!.