Question: On 10/13/2005 at 9:25 a.m. I bought 500 shares of RAIL at $32.75 through INET. It was offered on the ask and was showing 100 shares which kept refreshing. I could have bought more but didnt. At $32.75, it was down -17% compared to previous day close. I called my broker 1/2 hour later and wanted to make sure that the trade was NOT busted; they said that they havent received anything. I was told that usually if the trade was going to be busted that they would hear from INET within 20-30 minutes. I sold the postion at $39 at 11:00 am, 1 1/2 hours later. I then received a call from my broker 2 hours from the orginal trade that the trade was busted and that I was actually illegally short the stock. Does that sound right? Is there anyway to check and see if the trades premarket where actually busted? How do I know that my broker isnt trying to pull one on me? I was once told by broker that that usally trades within +/- 20% in pre/after market wont be busted. Seems to me that someone could really manipulate the market by placing a order to sell (short) and then take out stop loss orders, only then have the trades busted; espically in a stock that really doesnt trade that much volume.