I want to make sure I understand this. I assumed (which might have been bad on my part) you and he DID have an agreement BEFORE you sent the money, right? I assumed that because he would have had to give you his address.
So, to be clear, he responded to your e-mail and said the drums were yours. Correct?
Then you sent the funds and he acknowledged receipt. Correct?
Then he notified you the drums were sold to someone else. Correct?
And you're still waiting for your money back.
Am I missing anything? Has Pirahna seen this thread so we can get his side of the story?