Don't be so quick to judge outside ebay sales, I have bought more stuff outside ebay than actually through ebay. My last was a 15 Whaler, guy delisted boat for me and I picked it up 3 days later. I didn't want the boat to get away/ bid up by non existent bidder and he didn't want the hassle of non paying bidder. I picked it up in person and paid cash at a local boat ramp. Both seller and I were honest with each other and deal went great.