I have emailed the seller three times asking for any other images of the phone that the stock one they show on the auction. No response. If it is not a scam, I feel the person would reply in some way. I always email to see what the person says as you can tell alot by what they email bad. Broken English and bad grammer are a turn off for me. This person COULD have been expecting to get the phone on the 18th to sell, who knows. A credit card and even PayPal offers a $1000 safety margin if you followo the rules.
I would not buy from this person as they did not even answer any of my emails. Whne the phone is out, you will see many 8700c units for sale by more reputable dealers. That is when I might jump for it.