Originally Posted by triple black
I posted yesterday about 2 Skys that I know will be available soon. I never mentioned the dealer, only the state. I asked people to private message me for more info. Isn't this site for people that want the hottest car around? And if I can maybe help them get it, what's wrong with that? I can't find my post anywhere now.
You prolly can't find it because one of the mods removed the thread.
Again, it goes back to the spirit of the rule, what's to stop a dealer from giving you the info, then you post it on the forum, say PM me for details... you see where I'm going.
There is a "wanted to buy" section now. IF a member is wanting a SKY, then they can post the request in there with the specs. If someone is posting they want a SKY, and you see it, then PM the person, but just don't act as a dealer agent (which is essentially what you are doing when you find vehicles available and say "PM me for details").
We actually had a couple of issues on solsticeforum where people were doing exactly what you were doing - and were getting "finder fees" for hooking up desperate solsticeforum members with dealerships. Clearly, this is using the community of the forum for PERSONAL gain.
It all boils down to this - if you are not a supporting vendor or dealer, then you should basically not promote or offer for sale anything YOU DON'T DIRECTLY OWN. Offer your own car for sale, your own parts for sale, that service is free for you here. DON'T offer group buys without contacting Brentil and figuring out details first, and DON'T offer for sale or promote products or vehicles you don't own.
There are better tools out there for finding vehicles anyways - autotrader, the phone book/bigbook.com, saturn.com "locate a vehicle", and a phone call...