OK, I hate having to do this, but first I think it's my duty to tell and second I need some advice. I recently saw a Warwick Streamer Stage II 5 for sale on TB by bannedwit. It was "bought in January for $2800". It was as new and the seller was asking for "$2,650 OBO". A few posts later it turned out that he'd give it around $2,000, which is a great deal for me because these things go for $3,500 new in Europe. He was ready to give it for $800 less than he got it, supposedly 2 months ago, and that made me a bit suspicious, but what the hell, if he really needs the money then that's ok with me. I said I'd be interested if it could be shipped to Greece, he said he could do that and we started talking. He asked for $2,165 and, as it was a very good deal, I didn't try to bring it down any more (although I probably could, as I was the only one interested). So, he sent me photos, all seems good, his ebay feedback is good, and we're just waiting for me to gather the money. So, last night I was searching TB for MEC pickups, and came across a post of his that said about "his streamer" that was posted in December. What the heck I said, he said he bought it on January... So I did some research and found this post, dated December 2nd 2005: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2549638&postcount=13 OK, so he got the purchase date wrong by a month, not a big deal (although when you say in the middle of March that you bought it in January and you bought it in the beginning of December it's almost double time). What caught my attention was the price he paid for it: GC had it for $2,900, he got them to knock the price down to match basscentral's $2,400, and then he got 10% because they had a special deal that day... That would take us down to $2,160. What he had told me about the price he paid in a personal email was: Note that he also put the ad at the new Warwick forum, and there he said that he bought it for $2,900 (vs. $2,800 on TB). I asked him about it and he said that he got it for $2,400 and that this included the 10%, but I can't see that in the first post I quoted. I see "$2,400 and THEN 10%". This would mean that the guy bought a bass for $2,160, played it for three months and then tried to sell it for $500 more. When that didn't work he tried to sell it for the price he got it for, but I doubt that if someone offered the $2,650 he was asking he would turn that down. When I tried to tell this story in the relevant thread in the For Sale forum, seconds after I had spoken to him on AIM, I couldn't find it! Seems he deleted it. I know he'll come and say that it's not for sale anymore, but what he told me on AIM was: xXxKRIPTICxXx (7:36:39 μμ: well i dont think I am going to sell it, we will have to see about this whole audition i have in a couple days This means that he hasn't decided if he'll sell it or keep it, and definitely doesn't justify deleting the thread... My question to you is: should I give negative feedback to the guy? I mean, I didn't actually buy the bass as I am definitely not sending money to someone who was lying to me when I was 100% sincere with him. But I think that if he tries to sell anything else (or the same bass) potential buyers should know that he isn't a 100% straight up guy.