I dont know what happened with this deal, but I have dealt with dan before, and drove clear across the state to pick something up from him. He was where we agreed to meet right on time, sold the item to me in perfect condition for the price we agreed on, and was very nice/ polite. I didnt sense any deviousness or maliciousness in his character at all. And if I remember correctly, he called me 1/2 way through my 4 hour drive and said he'd meet me in between to save me time (amidst a snowstorm as well).
I would deal with him again in a heartbeat.