I found a Speedmaster I have been lusting over for quite some time on eBay. And I wrote a really long post and I am sorry... Bit of a back story: I have been on eBay for 13 years and quite frankly it sucks to sell but it is well suited for buying (buyer protection). Obviously you lose some of that when you go off eBay and just do PayPal but even there you have PayPal and a credit card. Last Christmas I received an empty envelope from Peru which was going to contain a transitional Speedmaster... total scam, painintheass, waste of time, stress etc, but I got my money back. And pledged to be a little less trusting. Now fast forward to today, I did not win the watch I was lusting after. Seller from Romania messages and says hey the guy who won didn’t pay do you want a second chance offer. He says he cant cancel until after the guy doesn’t pay for a certain amount of time (which is true) and gives me his email. I send an email and he says the guy still hasn’t paid and was curious if I was still interested. I said sure and he talks about selling on PayPal. He says PayPal doesn’t allow him to accept more than so much a month and there is a 21 day hold (which I believe is true). He says he would ship after the first half gets paid and the hold is off and then I could pay the second half. Of course, I am not waiting 21 days so I say not happening I’ll just wait for you to relist on eBay. At this point I figured he would stop emailing because I am not agreeing to send money and wait a month to receive the watch. However, he says if I have any friends in London or Frankfurt I could just send them money and he could mail the watch to one of his friends and they could do the exchange. Suddenly this doesn’t seem so fishy anymore. A face to face deal sounds pretty legit to me, am I losing it?