I recently sold my bike on ebay for a good price. The buyer got in touch with me immediately after the auction end and pre-paid for the bike, all listed accessories and shipping the same day without even trying to negotiate on the price. He didn’t ask for an independent confirmation of the condition of the bike, never asked me to send photocopies of rego, prof of ownership or anything. He asked to ship the bike to Darwin. I am a bit suspicious of the circumstances. Other things that trouble me are: 1. There was absolutely no contact before the auction end, no attempt to negotiate or ascertain the condition of the bike. 2. The user name appears to have been created specifically to bid on the bike. There is no history of transactions. 3. I can’t find anyone by the name I was given in the white pages. 4. I was preparing to ship the bike and had to ask him for a contact number. Prior to this email he responded almost immediately to emails. After I asked for a phone number, I haven’t heard from him in four days. On the other hand I can see the funds in my account, the type of transaction is listed as a cash deposit and they don’t seem to be locked as would be the case if the deposit had been made with a check. I have googled around and found out about this scam: http://www.usedbikes.co.uk/ScamAlert.asp http://www.smh.com.au/news/National...rs-of-thousands/2005/03/14/1110649129727.html Anybody heard anything about this type of thing happening before? Am I just getting paranoid in my old age or is there something to worry about here? The main difference to the above links is that the shipping address is domestic. I was going to ask him for a photocopy of his drivers license and a copy of a recent bill on Monday. I will also check with my bank to find out about the type of transaction involved in the funds transfer. Any other things I should check? Apologies for a long post.