They were on craigslist, so no feedback ala eBay. I will only send payment via Paypal so that i have some sort of fallback for online payments.
Also, good idea. Before we close the deal i will ask for a phone number to talk to him and hash out some details about sending them via UPS or FedEx.
My thinking is that if anyone that actually knows and is willing to pay for these quality Hsu bookshelves, they might not be involved in a scam. I mean I have seen those cheap-o HTIB that they are trying to scam people and these bookshelves really doesn't fall into the cheap category to the average consumer.
I called HSU and he said with the serial number i could call him back and verify the time at which the speakers were manufactured, which would prove the sellers timing for me.