So I'm perusing eBay tonight and nearly stopped breathing when I saw a 54 Precision available for auction, with a BIN of $2000 USD. Location was Brooklyn and the seller had several other vintage instruments available, all listed at the same time and expiring at the same time... looked like a collection was being liquidated - but my spidey senses were tingling. Anyways... the listing said to contact them before bidding and provided an email. I contacted them and received 26 good quality photos of this bass and upon comparison with available info+pics online, I believed it to be genuine. I did a google image search to see if they looked like they were pulled from elsewhere and nada. No hits on tineye either. I asked further questions of the seller and got satisfactory answers - but my spidey senses were still tingling. The seller offered a 30 day inspection period and a secure, insured transaction. Had 1600+ positive feedback reports, but none dealing in musical instruments. The guy said that he was handling the liquidation for someone, but the pictures of other instruments seemed to be taken at different locations - so despite all assurance - spidey senses still tingling. I spent some time digging for any info to further verify the instrument and went back to the listing to see if any bidding had started and wouldn't you know - the listing was gone. So were all the other instruments from this particular seller. It seems now that a legit seller was hacked and someone tried to score some quick BIN now sales, and/or gain access to other eBay accounts by asking for additional info of the buyer. I contacted them from a different email and provided a different address - thank you spidey senses - so I haven't left myself exposed to having my account hacked, but wanted to share this story to see if anyone else had started down the path with this guy and also to warn others who may get caught up in something similar. Also - keeping this thread on topic and suitable to be posted in the "basses" section - I believe I have received 26 good quality pictures of a legit 54 Precision. There is scant little info out there on them and photos are hard to find. What is out there does corroborate that this was a legitimate 54 P, albeit modified very slightly over the years. These pictures could be very valuable to post on talkbass for future reference in terms of little known details about the bass, but I am unsure if I should be posting pics of a bass that don't belong to me. I need to ask the forum - mods specifically - if sharing these pictures would be appropriate or not. The pics can offer historical value to the forum to be sure, but I'd prefer to be given a green light to share them. ?