It's a jungle out there. Better grab a map and compass if you are nail shopping. BTW: a bad tasting boro or quartz nail is usually too hot. I too get my quartz nails and my latest HE "C-cup" TI nails from ALT. Almost every TI nail on ebay is a chinese fake. Some have dangerous metals like zinc and aluminum in them. NONE are grade 2 titanium. NONE. One guy sent me a Soviet "Certificate" that his nails were Grade 2 Ti. Too bad he didn't read the fine print that said the specs were for "2mm sheet metal Titanium". Nails aren't sheet metal ..... wtf? I've also bought quartz nails on eBay that were just boro glass (so many fakes!). Quartz nails are very tough...you can toss a hot one in water and it won't shatter. Quartz heats slower (a good check) and lasts unlike glass. Also they cost little and have good taste. I've had a few glass ones shatter while heating them. I was talking with Task from Highly Educated Ti a few days ago and he pointed out a page in his blog for me to read. It's enlightening to read it (quoted) below, THEN go on eBay, read very carefully and you will be shocked. "Made in USA" means "Made in China" on eBay. I even own a "MINT" fake "Made in USA:" Chinese nail. It's going in the trash tonight as I don't want to give away poison to anyone. Here is a Fake Highly Educated Nail. It even says "Highly Educated Titanium Nails" on the site linked from eBay. I just had their 12 eBay accounts closed and removed yesterday for selling illegally marked as "Made in the USA" Chinese nails. US Customs is also acting but pot will be legal by the time US Customs does anything to protect your health. MINT opened 9 new eBay accounts as of tonight. Sigh. http://www.titanium-nails.com/titaniumnail.html What does this page linked from eBay say? No, it's not Highly Educated. It's not even a TITANIUM nail! It's plain 25 cent stainless steel and ALUMINUM. Do you want to smoke off toxic aluminum? OMG. MINT MFG. from China owns that site and many others. All fake nails, all fake names. DO NOT ORDER FROM THIS LINK ABOVE, it's steel and toxic aluminum. As of today, there are no real Graded TI nail on eBay.com. None are "Grade 2 Ti" NONE..all fakes. Worth a read is HE's TaskRok on the flood of dangerous fakes : http://www.highlyeducatedti.com/blog/?p=132 Three days after MINT MFG was served a lawsuit by myself, they filed a new business license and import licenses for more toxic Chinese Made in USA nails...... it never stops. And the US Customs knows MINT is falsely making them as USA made... What's a person (or lawyer) to do? Thank GOD we have forums to share about these money grabbing profiteers and the toxic nails they offer YOU. Remember a REAL TI or Quartz nail protects your health. (and your money) So, please do some homework before purchasing any nail. It's a jungle out there.