i recieved 2 replies to a thread here on fchat. i was thinking that i was talking to a subscribed fchat member, but of couse i was not. this was the thread : http://220.127.116.11/~ferrari/forum/showthread.php?t=70355 i was wondering why the buyer did not call me about the car, to get the final details. now i know. From: MR JEFFREY RICE RICE <email@example.com> [Add to Address Book] [View Source] To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: PAYMENT AND SHIPPING ARRANGEMENT Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2005 19:35:58 +0000 Hello ,Michael Thank you for your response. I have forwarded the features of your vehicle in autotrader to my client for evaluation and due to time constraint on the fact that we are running short of time , i am delighted to tell you that my client has commended your vehicle and he has instructed me to carry on with this transaction, he also instructed me to inform you that payment will get to you in a cashier check of $24,900 USD which is a refund payment of a cancelled order earlier made by my client. Due to company policy this check has to be made out in this amount to you because company policy only allows a refund payment on one cashier cheque. So you are required to deduct the cost of your vehicle $16,900 USD when payment gets to you and refund balance $8,000 to my client's shipper for him to be able to offset shipping & tax charges, and other cosmetic repair costs. After payment has reached you and balance sent to shipper, the shipper's agent will come for inspection, pick up (of vehicle & signing of title papers), make some cosmetic touches and drive to a prepaid shipper to be shipped to my customer, while title papers and other necessary documents will be handed over to my agent at the time of pick up. Please Confirm this and provide Name, Address and Phone number for payment to be delivered to you as soon as possible. Anticipating your favourable co-operation. Best regards, Jeffrey what a crock of crap.