I have just bought an ipod photo from a private seller on ebay as a present for my wife. I won the auction over a week ago but I've had to wait for my cheque (he didn't take paypal) to clear for it to be delivered today. It was described as "new" and only "3 days old", trouble is it looks 3 months old I know these things scratch notoriously easily and it has lots of small scratches on the rear but the screen is really bad and is no way in "new" condition. As far as I'm concerned the guy is either blind or more worryingly he has knowingly sold it in this condition I have contacted him and he is adamant that it was "new" when it left him yesterday, he said it must have been damaged in transit. It was not the best bit of packaging I have seen but it was adequate. I have not informed ebay yet as I was hoping I could sort it out direct with him but it ain't looking good by his response Have any of you guys been through something like this before or know someone who has? Any advice/thoughts would be appreciated. Cheers, Oddbodd.