Ebay is shady business, I would say anything that looks like the guy will sell it for dirt cheap is something that he doesn't even own and just took either photos of an item that wasn't his or copy and pasted from another website or auction.
Take for example: I was going to buy a 2005 Bass Tracker Pro Team 175 powered with a 2005 50hp Mercury off of ebay last week. (Idk if you guys know anything about boats, but I figured I'de give you some details).
I had e-mailed the guy a few days before the auction ended and low balled him, because at the time there was zero bids on the item, so I figured he'd be willing to cut it lose. So I didn't hear back from the guy until the auction ended. (The auction ended at $6,700 **the auction started at $5,200**
The were only two bidders). So he e-mails me to tell me that the high bidder backed out and asked if I was still interested so I offered him $5,500 free shipping, my best guess was the shipping would cost at least $500.
So he e-mails me back and tells me he will accept my offer.
I wait a few days and tell him that I can only arrange $5,000 and that would still include free shipping. He complies with me, and give me some bank address to wire him the money. I wait a day or two later just to check on this auction to see if he was legit and sure enough the high bidder on the boat left feedback saying that it was a scam and that the seller does not even own the boat! So I wrote the "seller" a nice little e-mail telling him off!
The boat was worth about $10k or so. I was trying to buy it to flip the boat and make a couple thousand dollars next spring when I could get a quick sale.
So I learned a valuable lesson, double check and then recheck on ebay sellers and make sure they are 100% legit.
Artist: Joe Diffie/ Lyrics for Song: Pickup Man
There's just something women like about a PickUp Man
You can set my truck on fire, roll it down a hill
But I still wouldn't trade it for a Coupe DeVille
A bucket of rust, or a brand new machine
Once around the block and you'll know what I mean