£2 Painting on Ebay sold for£400 'direct'-Scam?

  buel 06:27 18 May 09
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Hi, my brother recently bought a 'limited edition' painting from a car boot sale for £2, he then put it on ebay with a minimum price of £40 but it failed to get a bid but after the listing had finished somebody contacted him from america to offer him £400 outside ebay but with paypal, my brother instantly agreed and it seems the buyer has paid! is there any way that this could be a scam please?

  crosstrainer 06:45 18 May 09

In financial terms...Wait until the funds have been received.

As far as the "Work of art" is concerned, I suppose it's simply a case of "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" :))

  laurie53 07:06 18 May 09

If it is he'll have difficulty getting PayPal to help.

They don't like sales outside E-bay.

  Halmer 07:14 18 May 09

£4,000!

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