Interested in what kind of threads come out of this (other than the few who are SICK of hearing about it): I saw a deal on eBay that looked too good to be true, and still might be. New 17" PB for $1800. Said was given as a gift and has no use for it... Has good ratings and was willing to use PayPal. "Bought-it-Now" for $1800. He gave me his phone number (I wanted to talk to him before I sent $$) and he gave me his home phone number as well as a cell number. I have called them both and reached him both times. I sent the cash thru PayPal on Nov 12. I anticipate a PB this week... I have emailed him almost every day and called once or twice because I have been hearing about these PB scams and I am scared poopless that I have jsut lost $1800. Every time he has replied to my emails tyring to make me feel better AND answered the phone with the same responses. I have done some web research on him and it pans out so far... the People Search that I did gives me the home number that he gave me and a street address that is in the town he said he was in (the "where from" posted on eBay). He has a number of PayPal dealings that look good for him as far as PayPal is concerned. I am waiting for tomorrow; he said he would call or email me regarding if the PayPal funds had hit his account... so-o-o, waiting for tomorrow. What do you guys think? He has also sold some other Apple stuff with ++ feedback on it on both ends (20" display). Does this seem legit to you. It did to me.. I didn't even bother to ask about escrow service... didn't really know about it until now. Hope I'm not sorry.