Twice in four weeks - how many times do you have to bang your head against the wall before you realise it just hurts!!
I posted on this topic four weeks ago having been stung out of £450. Listening to everyone's advice on checking out the seller's feedback (this one had 190 positive, zero negative) and completing the transaction through eBay - and I've just kissed goodbye to another £450 as the seller mysteriously disappears off the planet.
I'm not saying all transactions on eBay will be this unlikely - most presumably aren't - but the fraud's seem to be particularly high on top of the range processors - and a good feedback history doesn't mean they're genuine.
The lesson for me here is that I simply won't buy processors via this route - and I'll be changing my credit card for one that gives me a chequebook so that I can still be covered for those "personal cheque"-only auctions...
Hi there. Before you send off a personal credit card cheque, please get it in writing from the Bank concerned that you wil be covered if something goes wrong. My bank told me that writing credit card cheques gives me NO SPECIAL rights if something went wrong !! They are no different to writing a cheque of your own. I really hope you get your money back.I have been an Ebay user for 12 months now and have been lucky so far to deal with honest and reputable traders. However your story will make me be extra cautious in future. SUE