All right, I could use some help. I don't know if I am being paranoid here, or if this really IS totally weird, so I'd like to get some other people's thoughts. I am currently selling a very expensive item on eBay (well into the high four figures) and someone emailed me with an offer. For whatever reason they did not use "Best Offer" even though I have it set up on the auction. That was the first red flag. The offer was a bit too low, so they responded with a higher offer, again via email only--AND then they wanted to know if I would meet them in person and accept cash. Second red flag!! Now, normally that wouldn't be the biggest deal in the world, and honestly I have done it in the past a couple of times (several years ago) but never, ever on something this expensive! I responded that it might be possible, and asked where they would want to meet. I was kind of assuming they would say a location in NYC, since my listings say that I am in NY. Instead, they came back saying that they live in some town name that I have never in my life heard of. So I asked where that is, and they said "near Pasadena" which is another town that I have never heard of as being anywhere on the east coast, LOL! So now I am thinking this is just getting weirder and weirder. Third red flag, and third time is the charm, as far as I'm concerned. I finally told the person that I spoke with my husband and since it's such an expensive item, he really didn't want me to meet anyone in person and/or accept cash, for both reasons of personal safety and for seller protection. I said that I would need to have proof of shipping and that I would need to receive payment as stated in the auction. So, my question is, does this ALL sound REALLY weird to you all?? Am I just being overly paranoid?