While Sunnymw & CM got this a little derailed, I do appreciate all of the tips & advise. It's given me a good bit to think about and beware of. There's too many ways to get taken out there & I know that many of ya'll will give good, solid advise.
Don't worry sunnymw, this doesn't change anything about the legitimacy (or lack of) of the money that I sent you (a pic of). Now, I need to hurry and do some Craigslist shopping & buying before the markers smear on that check. And who knows, if I hurry, maybe I can have this thing sold again before your associates get here at 2am.