I received a refund today and wanted to publicly that Patrick for doing the right thing. As far as I'm concerned, this episode is closed.
Having said that, and after speaking with Patrick on the phone, I don't believe that he intentionally tried to scam anyone. And, if he ever posts anything for sale that I would be interested in, I would definitely consider purchasing from him.
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