in the past months, we have seen quite a few unhappy incidents whereby sellers of their equipments have been played out by "potential buyers" in many numerous ways for a vast variety of reasons.
One such incident occurred during my recent attempt to sell my 10D camera +++. The "potential buyer" not only wasted two hours of my precious time, he also failed to honour a contract (having put forth an offer to me via PM and I accepted) and tried to pull a fast one by asking for an additional $250 discount and lied that "his friend" offered to sell him "his 10D" at a better offer. In the real commercial world, for larger amounts of $$$, he could be sued for a breach of contract.
While I do not feel good at pointing fingers, I feel a sense of responsibility to fellow CSers who might encounter him in future. Therefore I am proposing we establish a "Hall of Shame" whereby such incidents can be allowed to be posted and the guilty party be named. This is of course in line with STB's blacklist on the local shops in infamous shopping areas we know about. Moreover, the next person the ugly buyer might be dealing with could have been someone I know well and thus the need to inform and warn.
What's your take on this?