When I was on my search for my last truck I flew across the country to look at a "Rust Free" 110 that a well known Defender seller offered me. In the first minute of looking at the truck I poked my finger thru the frame. I wasn't a very happy guy to say the least.
Ive been in the same boat before. You'd think the sellers would come clean once they realize you are about to buy a plane ticket and actually see the truck in person. Hard to keep your cool in a situation like that for sure.
Very little honesty and integrity left in the world unfortunately.