That's more unusual (hence why I replied with the more obvious scam). When you see something like that... I've seen legitimate sellers screw up inventory or even list things they never had. Not sure if that's what you mean, because otherwise, you're describing an evolved scammer who lists things at normal price and then runs with your money. In any event, there's a thread on TFW with a list of good/bad sellers: China Ebay Seller Check When in doubt, check it out!