Seems like people nowadays are happy to mug people off.
I've had 2 RIBNET members pull out of selling boats to us in the last month. Both times we paid full asking, both times we were prepared to buy blind (relying on an accurate description), as is guaranteed sale. The first time we paid a £500 deposit, only to be told 5 days later he'd changed his mind to sell (I suspect he sold it to somebody else). The second time we arranged for it to be picked up, only to be told today he's sold it, despite agreeing to sell to us!
Peter @ Boatsandoutboards4sale