This post isn't about ham radio at all. One of my other favorite hobbies is collecting and restoring vintage audio/hi-fi equipment. A couple of years ago I was perusing some of the more popular audio boards and read a few entries about a scam involving speakers that seemed to be happening in some of the larger metro areas, especially here in the South. The scam goes like this - a couple of fellows will approach you in a parking lot and introduce themselves. They'll go on to say that they've got some high quality speakers that they weren't able to deliver and the 'boss' told them to just get rid of them, rather than bring them back to the warehouse. In other words, get whatever they can for them and be done with it.
The scam is, the speakers are boxed and labeled as a reputable, high-quality brand of speakers, and actually appear to be genuine. But appearances are not as they seem and the speakers are junk. Generally the guys seem happy to take a couple hundred dollars for speakers that retail over $1,000 - $1,500.
Clearly they nab a lot of unsuspecting souls eager to score a quick bargain.
This scam happened to me two days ago while I stopped for gas in Nashville. I knew the story so I didn't fall for it, but I let them do their song and dance. It was actually rather tough to get away from them, and I finally just had to drive off.
Beware if you encounter any of these dopes, I'd hate for more people to get ripped off.