This is the first time I've ever been scammed on buying parts for pinball. I guess I've been pretty lucky until now. I had an ad on Mr Pinball Classified that I was looking for a backglass for a Gottlieb El Dorado City of Gold. "Tony Cotto" emailed me and said he had a really nice one and would sell it to me for $300. I figured the price wasn't bad. They told me they didn't have paypal and I could send a money order. I've run across older collectors that don't use paypal so it didn't concern me that much. I did send the payment certified. They were not home when the mail came so they had to pick it up at the post office. Once that happened, all communication stopped. I did search on Mr Pinball Classified and didn't see anything under their name or email. However after this has happened I searched again and their email was blacklisted on Oct 28. I did a search for Kimberly Cotto and found that she lives at the address I sent the payment to. The website I used also gave me her cell number and home number, which I've called and now just goes to voicemail and/or answering machine.
This isn't a matter of, "I haven't been able to make it to the post office yet" or "I've been out of town" clearly, they scammed me. Beware people. I feel stupid and untrusting to everyone buying/selling now.
For your reference here is the name/address/phone numbers they gave me
If for some reason the backglass shows up, please except my apologies, but I'm pretty sure that's not going to happen.