Oh... makes sense....wallock said:No this is VERY common. What happened was...
Two scammers BOTH bid ridiculously high amounts with stolen accounts and were both trying to simply win and offer the seller a fake money order or something. I tried selling a laptop recently and had 3 auctions end to scammers with stolen accounts who will try to pay with a stolen PayPal account and try to have it shipped elsewhere.
It is getting really bad and costing eBay tons of money. It is SO easy to keep an account safe on eBay, but people fall for the silliest emails.
At any rate, yea, it is just two scammers that tried to win the auction.
I don't think that really matters if the account is STOLLEN, meaning it's someone elses account and they are just using it. No idiot would pay 14k for an old pbook 12" when you can buy a brand new up to date one for less then 3kwallock said:No, definitely not. The guy who won is the high bidder on various other items from various other people. There are much easier and efficient ways to launder money. I have no reason to suspect the seller is a scammer and if they are, it is likely by coincidence.