I will share a scam story that happened to me a while ago. I was young, 20 years old, when the Wii came out. I wanted it and had some money saved, found some more, and went online to get one. This one seller on a service similar to eBay had a Wii for sale, really cheap, new, I was amazed! I went on to contact this person and they described the console for me, they told me it'd have free games, etc. I didn't wait one moment and went offsite , asked for their banking account, gave them the money. As you'd expect, this person disappeared from the face of the Earth the moment SHE got the money. I remember the name of the account to which I made a deposit. Police didn't help. So, my mistakes here: Being rash - Never do things in the heat of the moment when it comes to money. Business can take a day or two, in these cases. Going offsite - Ebay, Amazon and others have security measures for this, no need to bypass them. Use them to your advantage as both a buyer and a seller. Deposit without any kind of safety net - Again, I decided to not obey the rules and got punished for my stupidity. Make your research before buying, ask why a product is cheap, use Paypal and other safety nets. Never go alone without it being neccesary. What do you think?