If you're not sure if an ebay auction item is a scam or not, don't worry about making a mistake. eBay will check it out, and if it's legit it stays. If it's a scam, you'll see it disappear fairly quickly after your report to eBay.
And those emails wanting anything from you by eBay? you can just click "forward" and forward it to email@example.com
exactly as it is. You'll get a response from ebay confirming if it is legit or not. I agree with the others here-I get these things a few times a week wanting my password or threatening my account or saying I havent sent the item I've "sold" when I didnt have anything listed. eBay will always have all legit messages to you listed in your ebay account area. If you don't see a message there but you got an email, forward it to "firstname.lastname@example.org". It's not legit. I lost an auction for a Boler
a couple of months ago and was the second highest bidder. I got an email shortly afterwards when I was still licking my wounds and trying to recover from losing something I was sure I had won, saying something like: "Second Chance!!! You are the second highest bidder. The winning bidder is not responding to my emails so you have the option of buying at your highest bid." Please respond immediately with your name, address, phone number and send $xxx. to (a place in the UK)." I immediately responded with an email saying I was absolutely still interested. Then I got another email asking if I'd sent the $$ yet to some place in the UK. I emailed questions which were all ignored except for further emails from them asking when I'd be sending the $$. Finally, after figuring it out that I was about to be scammed, I emailed back with a few choice words and telling them that I had already reported them. I got no more emails. It makes you mad. eBay confirmed that it was a scam in the making. Catherine