About a year or so ago I was trying to purchase/bid on and Airstream on E-Bay. As usual the bidding the last 30 mins or so got pretty frantic and that is one of the reasons the system is so successful. I however decided that I was not going to spend more than the TT was worth, so the last 3 mins. of bidding I dropped out. Consequently some other fella spent too much for the Airstream and won. That was all fine and good as far as I was concerned. A day or so after licking my wounds, I was bound and detemined to continue my search. Two days after the E-Bay auction had closed I received an e-mail stating that the buyer had backed out and the TT was now available to me. And it would be available at the price of my last bid.
What to do? I made an attempt to contact the seller and didn't receive a response. Not being young and stupid, now just stupid I forwarded this to E-Bay spoof/ fraud site and low and behold they stated that it was a fraud. All they wanted was a small refundable deposit to hold it till I could come and view the TT. Yea right! One of the things that has guided all of my big purchases in my life has been it is either all right or all wrong! Period! It has served me well and I will continue to use this philosophy. Don't get me wrong, I have used E-Bay to buy and sell dozen's of items and am adept at their system. It is a great shopping tool. But as they say "buyer beware". They almost got me hook, line and sinker. Just my 2$ worth.