Thanks for the reply Cody even though I sensed some condescension.
I am not looking for abuse, just some facts. My being good (which I never claimed) has nothing to do with what Barry deems Black Flagged and/or "illegal sales." My being "able" to inspect the car in person however, does matter! I don't live in Motor City Central Alaska, so I usually go check cars out before I deem them unworthly of buying. Sometimes I don't check them out but I also don't post that they were "illegally" being sold on EBay either. I am not currently a DMV investigator and I don't play one on the internet.
If they were actually being sold "illegally" on EBay, all Barry has to do is send "proof" to EBay and they "will" check it out. They have all the seller's info and are glad to share it with real cops.
I am sure Barry thinks he is just trying to help minions such as myself but sometimes that hurts someone else. I too believe Barry to be a good guy from what I hear and he has developed a quality site but I think he has went afoul in this area.
CONTACT BARRY!!! Does this make sense?
Myself and others should have to whip out our lap tops, check Barry's "FOUND/BLACK FLAG" section that has no pictures or evidence listed and say, "Oh, Barry says you are a criminal. Sorry, just hold on a second, let me figure out how to contact Barry on his Bat Phone (which I hear is impossible) with all of our photographic evidence in the middle of this buy negotiation just to prove he is wrong!"
Black Flag list (red flag would have made more sense. just say'n). Heck, I bet some people don't even know they are on this list!
No, I didn't buy the car yet, (and probably won't) because of the stench Barry put on it. I ran across it while looking at another, didn't buy it either and it wasn't even on Barry's list!. As noted in my posts, we are all big boys, if Barry would just post the ads and photos HE deems as suspect, that would be wonderful.
If someone actually knows Barry and knows what information he uses for his Black Flag list, could you post it? I still believe he should just post the information he has gathered and let the real buyers decide.
I would like to see as many of these cars back on the road as possible. And yes, I like to make money, as I don't do this for charity. But Kudos to anyone who does. One way or another, they need to be on the road and not sitting in some pissed off guys shed rotting. As far as VIN fraud, I will let the professionals that wear uniforms have the last say on that.