I've seen a few threads over the past month in the disputes section about getting scammed. Guys, I really can't stress this enough: use the middle man service. I know it costs a bit of extra money, but it's really not that expensive. If you're lucky, the other party will be willing to split the cost. If not, then you spend a little bit of extra money to ensure you don't lose hundreds of dollars. In addition, you'll know if someone is trying to scam you if they're unwilling to use it when you ask them to. I've both used and and also avoided scams by asking people to use it who then refused to do so or went radio silent after I asked. It will save you a lot of grief. Feedback is not enough; I've been scammed on here by people with tons of positive feedback who decided to cash out by scamming people in a couple transactions then getting banned. Use the service.