One thing we all do is SHOP!
Everyone here is a consumer, and we're always looking for performance parts, repair parts, maintenance parts, and old PONTIAC parts! We used to only have the classified ads and the Ames catalogue... and then ebay came along, which was a game changer!
It gave us access to everything, everywhere... and for the first 15 years we had it, it was glorious! All of the sudden, you could get whatever you wanted, whenever you wanted it. It also carried a fair amount of guarantees and protection... but then it became more about money than it did about integrity, and once that happened, Craigslist picked up the ball. And following their success, Facebook Marketplace got in on the action.
Same concept as ebay, once again, the doorway to parts was wide open, but all of the protection was now gone.
Sellers quickly realized that they could do and say whatever they wanted, and so they did. And even though all 50 states have laws against deceptive selling, no state enforces those laws... To add insult to injury, Craigslist and FB Marketplace have no customer service, and no complaint department, so when you do get screwed, your only recourse is to cry and learn your lesson.
Well, hopefully by now, you have learned how to spot these crooks in advance, and if you have, you're in luck! Now you finally have some recourse... You can come here and expose them for the as$holes that they truly are.
Ive been running a thread like this for awhile, and it's usually very educational and quite comical. So, next time your shopping and you spot a scam, screen-shot it and post it here! Maybe you'll help out our fellow members, or maybe you'll spit your coffee on your monitor, but either way, it's a worthy cause.