Well someone stumbling upon this thread could be forgiven for suspecting that stolen goods could be being handled.
Spare service items, tools bought "by mistake", bits off of damaged cars which are then aren't then are available... hmmm
......you might say that, I couldn't possibly comment!!
Something was definately up though. I spoke to him twice, but only via his girlfriends mobile. For a very short spell, he was trying to sell his services through ebay as a "fully trained" Alfa technician who could ssrvice and maintain your car at a fraction of dealer prices!! He left a mobile number as a contact so I called that to ask him about the prodrive silencers - a very confused woman answered who didn't know what I was talking about!! It transpired that it was his girlfriend, but she said he was out and wouldn't give me his number. He called me back later that evening (again, using girlfriends phone), and said he didn't want to publish his own mobile number in case the garage he worked at recognised it and sacked him for moonlighting!!
Needless to say, the car servicing ad dissappeared soon after!
Like I said before, lots of things seemed 'unusual' about the whole thing.
Someone will no doubt eventually get themselves a cheap silencer or two, but just be careful!
PS - I seem to have turned this thread into a 'beware dodgy ebayers' theme, so apologies for that