Yeah show up to court, dress professionally, talk respectfully, and the judge might be nice.
As far as the ebay shipping you can argue with a lot of them that state 'continental' US, very few actually say contiguous. Last time I checked we're on the same continent.
WGMG: NASIOC being down at 1am every morning, which for one reason or another just happens to be when I'm trying to find some information. EVERY TIME ALWAYS EVER. AHHHHHH.