On this topic of Ebay scams, I received a second chance offer within about ten minutes of coming in second on an auction. The length of time between the close of the auction and the seller contacting the "winner" and that person not paying seemed a bit short, to say the least. When I checked the winner, I looked at his past auctions. All of them had been on the current seller's auctions.
After discovering that, I did not respond to the second chance offer. The item, a Stronglight crankset, appeared several more times, not selling, the n finally sold for about the same amount that I had bid.
Tom Hayes Chagrin Falls, Ohio (for those who might need to know the change, I am swtiching my email account to the current one: email@example.com )