Anyway, so the deal is he wants someone to sell his electrical goods (laptops, etc.) on ebay.com using their own account, and take payment of the goods (we're talking like $1000-2000!!) and then he will ship the item to the customer and I am supposed to paypal him the money after taking out my cut which is between £50-150 per sale.
I've sent him a detailed email with questions, but my main concern is why would someone trust a complete stranger with looking after his income in hope that they will send it to him minus their cut, once the customer receives the item???
He could genuinely be a busy who has a big heart and trusts strangers. But this smells very dodgy to me. What if he sends a faulty/damaged item and the customer tells me AFTER I've sent him his money. I would have pocketed some cash but be in big trouble with ebay/paypal if I can't resolve the issue. If that's the case, he wins big time.
Could this be legitimate? Perhaps I could talk to the customer directly after he receives the item and has thoroughly tested it, if it's exactly what it's meant to be, and in perfect working condition, then I wouldn't have to worry?
Still smells fishy to me though. Anyone ever come across this? Is it a classic ebay scam?