your gripe with DD in this thread got me thinking more about the logistics of the offer.
DD's story is that his hhgregg connect sold him closeout merchandise and he in turn sold it.
but his quantities were limited, and in other instances he ignored requests (such as yours) completely.
i suspect that DD was involved in a mail drop credit card ring where thousands of dollars of goods are purchased with stolen credit card information. the goods are then shipped to a controlled mail drop, picked up by members of the ring, and turned into cash with offers like this.
for example, the yamaha htib that you were interested in (and that LS received) was said to retail for $800. assuming a 300% retail markup, cost would be approximately $265. yet DD was offering them for $200.
EVEN IF his cost was less than $200, why would he sell an $800 product for only $200 and drastically decrease his own margin?
i believe these items were the fruits of a criminal enterprise.