(Places mentioned are in Australia) Hi all, Basically I'm in a little situation and I'd like to know what you guys think is the best course of action. So this deal was done off ebay, but I talked to the member on ebay. It just wasn't bought with Paypal and isn't going through an item listing. It sounds completely unsafe and dodgey but it hasn't proved to be all bad news. It started off he offered to do it $650 for 32gb iPhone 4 sealed & unused. I said okay, can I do that Paypal? He said no because the fees would be too high, like $40 on an item that expensive? Then I said, okay, can you make an item listing for it at least so we can feedback each other also? He declined that too and said the fees for the listing would be a lot. He said bank deposit only for that price. I declined and said sorry this isn't a safe enough method. He offers COD (Cash on delivery). I accepted that but what I didn't realize is you can't even check what's being posted to you first, you have to pay first. Either that's the case everywhere or the guy at my post office is a twat. So I'm standing there when it arrives and I said do you mind if I check it's what I ordered? He said I can't, I have to pay first. So on the spot, I did. I open it up, it's a brand new condition but slightly used iPhone 4 16gb. Not sealed, not entirely new and the wrong capacity. But, its a genuine iPhone 4 16gb and it works perfectly. Now I STILL have it. I contacted him and he said he is sorry for the mistake and one of his friends or ebay helpers (or something, I don't really know) packed it and got it wrong. He said send it back and he will send me the 32g. I told him, nothing personal but I want some form of protection too. If I send it and don't hear from you again, I have no way of getting back my $650. I asked that he send the 32g first. Obviously, he declined and said I had to return the other one first. He said why would I doubt him, he already sent this one. I do agree there. So I have a few options now. I can send it back express, and hope it all goes fine. If I do that I'll get it back sooner as he said he'd post it express back. If he takes my money and runs, that's pretty much the end BUT I do have his and his companions full name if I can take legal action with a private sale? The other option is I have a friend in SA, where he is. She's agreed to help me if I go ahead with this idea. The plan would be to post the 16g to her, and she would meet with him on the 11th May to do an exchange in person. She'd then send the new 32g back to me. And I've known her my entire life so that plan is sound, bar one thing. If for some reason they can't get in contact on the 11th, it will waste a lot of time. I don't want to waste any more time because I'm over doing things like this when I need to be doing other things. Keeping in mind, he has my $650 right now because to receive this 16g I have to pay the cash on delivery. Your thoughts on the situation?