Hi, I met a guy at work and we kind of became friends. He's like 22 and I'm 17. He apparently was big on the whole paintball thing and I wanted to buy one. So he said he had a friend who owned a field and we were both going to buy guns and start a team. So I gave him 350 to get an A5, mask, tank, etc. I wasn't real specific with a bunch of extra stuff... just Gun/Mask/Tank. So he kind of beat around the bush for 2 or so months. Now apparently the guy he gave the money to was a co-owner of a field. And he left the field because of an argument or whatever and tried to start up his own. So my 'friend' was going to get the guns under sponsorship so everything would be pretty cheap for us. But the guy screwed up and was unable to open the new field and had to file for bankruptcy. So he should have sent checks for our money back. That was like 3-4 months ago. So I have been calling my 'friend' every few days checking on it. He hasn't gotten his money back either. But he says it's not right I didn't get my money back so he's going to give me the $350. Problem is, he doesn't have $350. So, he's trying to sell his guitar 'stuff' for $500 and will give me the $350 then. I know, all you people can call me as stupid as much as you like, I shouldn't have given him the money till he had the gun for me. But, now that I'm in this situation, how do I get out? Other than the fact that he may not be trying to gyp me... what options do I have to get my money back? Court? Mediation of some type? Judge Judy? I know where he lives and I do talk to him on the phone about it every once in awhile so it's not like he can really just disappear... Any advice/suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated! Thank you all.