The price is reasonable and it will give you both piece of mind. You can figure out terms such as how long you give the person to inspect/test the item before payment is remitted to you from the escrow service. It also allows sellers to know the moneyis verified good funds (not stolen or floated). I highly suggest this to all who are weary about making purchases in this forum especially high price items. Considering it may cost you alittle more at least you will be able to know if your satisfied with the item.If after considering using an escrow service you are still weary of buying the product then you shouldn't buy it. Especially if you offer to pay for the escrow service and they wish not to.