I don't know about this guy in particular, but I tried buying a sony on ebay once and was burned.
The guy wanted a wire transfer/money order, but I persisted and eventually got him to accept credit card via paypal. I paid $1400 for a sony laptop, waited a week with no word of a shipping number, emailed the guy to ask what was up, got a stupid reply (something like "oh, i forgot"), gave him a deadline to get me the shipping number, eventually received a box...
get this, the fucker sent a ny giants football jersey and wrote a note in the box saying "hope you enjoy your sony vaio!".
i tried getting paypal to reverse the charges, but they're assholes and wouldn't do it. so i instead called up my credit card company directly and got a chargeback.
i also scared the crap out of the kid that did it by threatening to sue him for mail/wire fraud (which under u.s. code is imprisonable for 15 years to life).
wasn't worth the waste of time, and imagine... if i had paid with money order or wire transfer, i'd be SOL.