I wasn't hard on him. Merely pointing out that you need to practice due dilligence when selling anything on the net.
In retrospect, maybe I should have been more hard assed.
I came real close to buying one as well. I had just bought a PST from Cameraland the week prior.
I could have gotten a used/new scope too.
Scopes aren't like a jacket that you can try on to see if it fits and if it don't put it back on the rack, scopes, when you tighten the rings, are for all practical purposes, used, or even a rifle. Just think about how many people handled the rifle you bought off the shelf at your local gun shop..... Probably quite a few and some probably had dirty hands, or worse....
Now, I might be able to pass a used scope off as new because I never have any ring marks, I carefully lap and align my rings, always.
Me, I'd not ever consider that because I want to be honest and play fair, but I could get away with it...........