Ebay responded eventually with "this is not a scam - it's only spam".... So, someone contacts me pretending to be the seller and wants me to send then a few hundred quid and that's NOT a scam ... Pathetic. One high explosive rocket sent back to eBay "Trust and Safety Department" (yeah, right) by return delivery - see if that wakes them up....

Spoke to Stewart at Nova Darkroom (for 'twas them doing the selling) - the scammer tried the old "I'll send you a company cheque for £2000 and you take your money, plus something for your trouble, and send the rest to my colleague who I owe, etc, etc, etc..." The email ended with "May God Bless You" - which is practically a signature of the Lagos Lads...

However... good news is, I did a private deal & picked the enlarger up earlier today. Only realised when I got back that I could have made a short 10 mile detour and visited Focus In Imaging at the NEC - ho hum... Can't install it until I can make room for it - besides, I'm in the middle of making contacts of the Lake District extravaganza...

All's well that ends well (unless you are one of the people scammed by eiaop14 (a.k.a. sacubani0200@yahoo.com) while eBay ignores my scam report)...

Cheers, Bob.