We have already learned that the company is not shown by eBay as an "approved" escrow service. But, what about an "eBay consignment seller"?
If they sold on eBay, one would think the would have an eBay ID that contained their "Addeco" name. An eBay search of sellers found one "Addeco", but that ID has been a Member since: May-12-01 in Germany
So, if they do sell on eBay, it is with a completely different ID.
It appears to be an extremely elaborate scam. At least, until there is some institutional approval and recognition, I will treat it that way.
I was looking at an item on Craigslist that was supposedly located in my town. I asked to see it and the seller told me that she was called out of town to care for her sister's child because her sister was injured in a car accident. So she turned it over to Addeco, then proceeded to give me this crazy story about how all I needed to do was send off my $2800 to this black hole and the thing would magically appear on my doorstep, etc etc.
You will find "satisfied customer" messages on some boards, but not enough to validate the existence to my satisfaction. No Better Business Bureau references. I think they have taken scamming to a new level, but it is still a scam.
I would love to hear from some of you who have been burned. We need to get those stories out there....