I ordered a commercial DVD "Dr Duck's Super Secret All-Purpose Sauce" by Michael Nesmith) from a Jim Rowland (PO Box 917572; Longwood FL 32791), for which I paid $12.50 via PayPal.
The DVD arrived today. I was very dismayed and EXTREMELY annoyed to learn that it was not the original commercial DVD, but rather a DVD copy (on a plain, unlabeled HP DVD-R, no less). But, hope springs eternal, and I nonetheless slid the disc into my computer to play.
"You have inserted a blank disk," came my computer's reply.
I tried it in my entertainment center's DVD player, with the same results.
Monetary Loss: $13.