I've had a negative experience regarding the forum member RETRO. I saw his boat for sale in Pell City, AL and I was going to pass through his area on the way to some military training in Florida in a few weeks. I asked him if I gave him a deposit if he would hold the boat for me and I would stop by and look at it. He told me if I gave him $100 that he would hold the boat and if I didn't buy it he would refund the money minus any expenses incurred by him in gas. I have text messages to prove this. Everything went as planned and I stopped by his house to see the boat last week. We were cordial and I told him I would let him know if I wanted to buy the boat, I needed some time to think about it. The boat needed a little more work than I was willing to put in it so a few days later I made up my mind and told him I would pass on the boat. He then said he didn't know if he would refund my deposit because I had hurt his feelings. Apparently he didn't like the fact I said his boat needed work. I honestly don't even understand why he was offended. In any case he has not refunded the money that he said he would. I filed a paypal claim and I'm still waiting. I would not transact with this guy, he lied to me and did not live up to his word. I honestly do not know if he intended on taking my money in the first place or even cheating me out of the whole sum once I did pay him for the boat. Either way he isn't to be trusted.