I've followed yet another bogus ebay auction, this time for a mint 65 strat that sold for some £1500 - about $2800. I emailed the winner and warned him of my suspicions and told him the only way i'd paid for the strat is cod once the strat had been verified. This follows an experience earlier this week. I bid on ebay for a MM sterling and put in a bid for £500 (about $900), I then got an unsolicited email from a guy in Spain saying that he had two Sterling's for sale and I could have them both for £600!. Of course he wanted payment in advance. I've bought a lot of good basses and equipment thru ebay but i'm just wondering if there are now just too many crooks out there.