An individual joins a forum so they can put their item in the classifieds. (Multiple forums actually)
I send a PM that I am interested in the item, and will pay the asking price.
I will send the money (Money order/certified check) and pick the item up in 5-6 weeks.
Seller won't sell this way...You have to show up at his place and if he still has the item, you can buy it and take it home.
I'm glad the folks I have dealt with on here and other forums do business a little differently!
I haven't been screwed and I haven't screwed anyone on any deals that were made.
OK, now that my blood pressure has gone up I will step off my soap-box!
Thanks for listening to my rant.