Hey guys... not sure how this is gonna pan out for me, but thought I'd try it out since TGP has become my de-facto gear buddy place over the years. I recently saw a guitar (worth several thousand dollars) on ebay that I was interested in, and made an offer to the seller(a Power Seller, albeit with 95% +ve feedback). He rang me up and told me that he'd remove the ebay listing if I sent him $200. So I paypalled him $200, rather stupidly, on hindsight. The ad wasn't removed after a full day, so I tried calling the seller, who cut me off the phone line in the midst of the call, and following that, I couldn't get through to his cell phone and office numbers any longer i.e. I think he blocked my number. He also did not respond to the emails that followed. Fearing the worst, I filed a Paypal dispute claim, explaining the situation. Soon after, he emailed me saying that he was surprised that I had filed a claim with Paypal without first contacting him - right... Anyhow, he eventually removed the ebay ad, and has agreed to my price. Problem is, I'm in Singapore and whilst I usually would trust sellers to just pack it up and ship it over after I send them the money, you probably can guess that it's kinda hard to trust the seller now. I'm hoping to find someone trustworthy here on TGP, to whom I can send the money via bank transfer, and who is willing to meet the seller in person to pay him the cash on delivery of the guitar. The guitar is a Gretsch White Penguin, in case anyone was wondering. Oh, btw, the seller sells cellphone unlocking codes on ebay and has an office in Brooklyn. I have his office address, his cell phone and office numbers. I will be heading to NYC in 3 weeks' time, and would do this myself, but I'm afraid that the seller won't hold it for me that long. So, the crux of the matter - is there anyone here on TGP that I can rely on to help me pick it up and pass it over to me when I get to NYC in 3 weeks? Someone with any knowledge of Gretsches at all would of course be a bonus. Thanks for listening, if you've made it this far.