recently, I have purchased some things on ebay from somebody in germany. Been a good exp.
example: one of the sellars has a Vespa SI 4 spoke rear wheel for a buy it now of 19.99 Euros (27.74), and 39.99 Euros for dhl international shipping (54.bux). This is still almost half of what I have seen some stateside sellars selling the same wheel for.
On the stuff I have ordered, it came exactly as described., only took about 2-3 weeks. It helps that Igoogle has a translator web page. You just copy/past the web link into their page, and it then opens up a new window with it converted... some things are a little off, but, you can tell exactly what you are getting.