Bought a boat + trailer from a man in Baltimore, MD through eBay, wondering "just how crazy am I ?"
You are always afraid that you might be "buying a pig in a poke" as it is, then you have the concern of someone shipping this home to me not knowing how THAT will turn out!
Jim may have sensed my concerns, as he inspected the boat + trailer before leaving, comunicating his findings and the precautions he would be taking on to me. He also communicated his timetable between pickup and delivery times to me.
He concluded with calling me about 2-3 hours before meeting with me to confirm his arrival time. Again, he was "right on the money".
Boat + trailer were as good (or better) than I had expected; my experience with Jim was even better !