About wire transfers - I had an eBay-er pay me through that and my money cleared my bank and I haven't shipped yet but I haven't heard anything back from the buyer (in Romania). I heard that balances simply 'disappear' if the transfer was not legit? Is that possible? I already moved it from my 'temporary' saving account to PayPal and it went through. I haven't heard from him for 2 weeks (I raised the shipping cost).
It's pretty easy for wire transfers to be fraudulent...if you don't receive any money don't ship out the item. In future I would suggest avoiding selling to countries in Eastern Europe where fraud is, sadly, rife.