Let me tell you a sad (stupid) story that just happened with me in November. So I am in love with the [Reins of the Swift Spectral Tiger] and collecting gold for a long time to be able buy one. At the time i had like 450K and there wasn't any tigers on the AH. A guy barked in trade he is selling I asked him how much. He told me sells the code only , he was a lvl 1 toon he said he doesn't have an account yet so he is selling from a trial account but he will have his own acc and he will need gold thats why he sells the code. I was very suspicious about this whole thing so i asked him if he can prove he has the code. He added me on skype and sent me a picture. On the picture i saw a piece of paper with my name on it and the card with the tiger. We started to bargain about the price. We agreed 300K. I told him I show the gold but pay only after. He didn't want that so we decided i pay 50% before 50% after. I paid the 150K and in 3min he deleted the char and the skype account also.
Conclusion: I was too naive because the chance to reach my in-game-dream became so close, it blinded me. Love is blind lol
So it happened like 1-2 month before and the day before yesterday another tiger showed up in the AH for 700K. I whispered the seller he said lowest he goes is 600K. I am currently at 500K. Yesterday a guy was barking in trade selling my beloved Tiger for 460K!!! Oh man my heart beat almost stopped!! ("gosh i have that much..") I whispered him i am interested. He replied 420K. I said ok invited him it was a lvl 1 toon. I ran to him he was standing in SW i showed the money he said ok wait 10min. He didn't logout he didn't move anywhere he was just standing there with no mailboxes near or anything. I askd him things how did he get the mount , why selling on a lvl 1 toon etc. ( I was careful I remembered what happened before..) He didn't answer these questions at all. Ok finally he traded me the mount but I get scared and didn't trade the money. I asked him if he would post it on AH for 443K (with ah cut he gets 420K) just to be safe I didn't trust the trade system nor the guy. It was too weird how he acted and stuff. Didn't want to buy a duplicated tiger VIA trade if it was duplicated. He said only : "no AH". And no answer...In 5minutes the tiger appeared on AH for 600K... While I was acting like a pussy another guy bought it for flip it...
So my question is what do you guys think could be with this guy? Lvl1 with tiger, asks me to wait for something, doesn't want to post on AH...Should i have just trusted the trade system and now i could be a happy tiger owner??