Okay a truncated form of the story…
A few months back on another forum I posted a WTB looking for a performance chip for my car which I was having a hard time locating. For months my post went on un-responded to until Friday. On Friday I received a pm from a member on the board who had been there since April and had posted once but had racked up over 11 hours of time on the forum.
His pm to me reads along the line of “oh hey I just stumbled onto this post and what do you know I have exactly what you are looking for sitting in my room and what is even better is that I am on my way down from Kelowna to Vancouver for thanksgiving so it will work out perfectly”.
This raises warning bells but I proceed by trying to search out his email address which he used to register for the forum… Nothing, not a damn thing, if anyone has an email address for any period of time it shows up somewhere. I try his username and get nothing as well
At this point I contact admin explain the situation and ask politely if they could tell me what his IP is so I could at lease verify his location and see how honest he is being… admin says no (its not that I blame them it just would have made my life easier).
This guy seems really eager to make the sale this weekend which also seems weird and he is constantly asking for my phone number and never offers his.
I am further in a bind because I have no way of verifying the validly of the chip until I install it in my car. I am worried that my grim outlook on humanity could easily screw me out of a potential great deal but I wanted to get feedback from the trusty pros on bcsportbikes
Thanks for any and all CONSTRUCTIVE comments