The eBay is a wonderful place to look around and do some online shopping, just as long as you don't get duped… Fortunately, there are some telltale signs that can help you separate the real deals from the duds.
As pointed out by Motorauthority that discovered a vendor on eBay accepting a deposit on the yet to be revealed, let alone produced, 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7, the seller named 'shawn4842 'appears to be a private party and not a dealership.
We're going to add that the photos escorting the sale are illustrations made by artist Radovan Varicak for Car&Driver and do not depict the real car – something that should raise another red flag.
Not so amusingly for the 13 bidders up until now, the seller says he (or she) is accepting payments with a 10 percent nonrefundable deposit.
Here's what 'shawn4842' says:
"You are bidding on a new 2014 Chevrolet corvette.You add the options you want. This is your chance to be one of the very first owners of a 2014 corvette. This is the deposit only. remaining balance is due when car arrives. There is a 10% nonrefundable deposit. deposit payment is due at end of auction."