Were going to need more details.
I sent one of the moderators here the 20 page version and I don't want to list that whole darn thing.
Here's the cliffs notes version.
He stopped communicating with me altogether after receiving and cashing my money orders. The date he said he would ship the rifle came and went. I sent MANY emails to his hotmail account asking what was going on. No reply, ever.
I discovered that he was still selling the rifle on other websites!!
I still gave it a few days to give him every benefit of the doubt, but after it became clear that he had no intentions of doing anything but keeping my money, I filed a theft charge against him. The police in his city gave me enough information about him to find phone numbers for him despite not having a single thing (no utility bill, phone, apartment, etc.) in his name.
I called him at work and informed him very nicely that I was filing a theft charge against him. He said he would refund my money....but of course he didn't.
The rifle showed up, without notice, almost a week after that.
Purchasing things from individuals on-line is nothing new to me. However, I've never had to go to such lengths to get in contact with a person and recover my funds or property. He wasn't too busy to cash my money orders. He wasn't too busy to talk to other buyers I soon discovered. And he wasn't too busy to terminate older hotmail accounts that he used to communicate with previous potential buyers. If he had a problem, I was there to work with him...and I told him that in an early email. The WRONG thing to do is to take my money and ignore me while talking to other people about buying the same item.
Lesson learned. I'll be more careful with who I deal with next time.