On December 22 I responded to an auction on Ebay by Sandiegofan444 for a Playstation 3 and games. His auction stated that he was willing to sell for a set price of $150. I sent him a message inquiring whether he would be willing to accept $130. He said that he couldn't set the auction with a "Buy It Now" because he didn't have enough feedback and couldn't do paypal because he had switched banks and was leaving on military duty so there wasn't time to get a paypal account verified. This was on Tuesday and he said that he was leaving on Saturday. We emailed back and forth several times and he shut down the auction once we got the "details" ironed out.
He had us send a Moneygram for $130 to Terry Smith in Georgia and emailed me the address and his phone number, a Texas number. He then emailed me that he sent the package that night and sent a tracking number that has never shown up in the USPS system. I've tried to email him a few times through my personal account and through Ebay, I've never received a response. My husband tried to call the cell number that was provided but it goes straight to voicemail. His call has yet to be returned. Of course the package has not arrived and I have no idea whether or not this "Nathan Smith" is even a real person or if he is in the military. The Navy he said. He is no longer a registered user on ebay and has had himself unregistered since the same night that we were emailing about the auction. I asked him why he wasn't and he said that it was because he had sold everything that he had for auction.
DO NOT deal with this guy or Terry Smith on Ebay! I'm not sure how many different user names they've used but they are all scams! I'll probably never see my money back but hopefully someone else can avoid them from the start.