I have a used boat for sale in the classifieds on paddling.com. I was contacted by somebody interested about 3 weeks ago…conversation was weird and went in circles. Eventually the buyer sent me a check from a company in Oregon through a shipper in California for a person in Florida. And the check was written for 5 TIMES THE ASKING PRICE of the boat. According to the buyer, I was supposed to wire/western union/moneygram the left-over balance to a “shipper” to get the boat from the mid-Atlantic to Florida. So the “buyer” would end up getting a used boat for $5,000 that they could buy local and brand new for $1,000. Bottom line is that the whole thing stinks like some sort of wacky convoluted laundering scam. I could be completely wrong and it’s just a naive buyer (yeah right), but I voided the check and sent it back where it came from. So sellers be aware and cautious with buyers whose stories don’t add up.