Glad to hear you've got your money back Macca.

It's the con merchants that spoil eBay for the genuine sellers. Don't be put off buying from eBay, just do your home work by checking the sellers feedback for both seller and buyer. Scammers tend to use an account that has not been used for a while, so that should give you a RED flag to start with. Check the advanced search for item your interested in ticking the completed or sold listings options as scammers will try to sell the same item more than once.

Ask the seller for more photos and questions that only a genuine seller will know about, and if you don't get a response from the seller leave well alone as genuine sellers will take the time to reply if they want to sell their machine.