i've been looking at PowerBooks on eBay lately. i saw a couple, from sale in Italy, obvious frauds. but then this morning some guy just emailed me asking if i want a 17" PB? i don't even know the guy, and he doesn't have any PB auctions on eBay. his username is wmark777 and that seller has only been selling stuff like ice-cream scoops and plates etc. anyways, he wants AUD $3999 for a 17" PB. i asked for the payment details, and of course - Western Union. but then he said to send the funds to his location, but in a friends name, then send him the transfer's details(SENDER NAME,RECEIVER >NAME,MTCN). he says that once the funds are there he will ship the PB and email me the UPS tracking #. then he says that only when i have the goods and have checked it i will have to change the Western Union payment to his name so he can get the funds. Has anyone heard of anything like this? this seems very similar to the way an escrow service works, but he still insisted on Western Union. does this sound like a safe deal? he can access the funds unless it's in his name, right? i've never used Western Union before, so i don't really know how it works. if people could let me know what you think, that would be great.