That was where he was clever. He had several people pose as big buyers but in actuallity they were local people who probably bought the same item over and over. I was also taken by a "Power Seller" who had over 2500 sells. He was a guy who was so big that he did not have time to fix a problem nor did he care about negative feed back. When I told ebay, they said that he was one of their best sellers and they couldn't do anything to him. Beware of ebay.