I don't know the seller or have any experience dealing with him, but the auction smells bad, really bad. Last week, he was selling a pair of Vales in size UK8E (my size) with the exact same pictures and exact same measurements. A measured width of 5 1/2 inches is not even close to ballpark. Too many red flags for me to take the chance.
Pay through paypal, using a credit card. Dispute through you CC company if you get ripped off. I just wish someone would list a Vale in my size!
amerikajinda, I hope you enjoy your shoes. I saw them, but decided not to bid.