Thanks surfnt, yeah for sure there are scammers out there.
The mags are still here and still available. I am on the NSW far north coast near Tweed Heads. Rest assured I won't take any money without delivering the goods. Local pick up is fine with me.
As an indication of my good faith, my ebay user name is the same as here, forrykook. 100% positive feedback there so I don't stuff people around.
Reckon I'd be happy with a carton of Guinness to get the space back