Two weeks ago I picked up a BK in need of some love: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/nerdygrrl-gets-knighted
I posted an ad in the pinball classifieds looking for a BG, plastics and possibly a PF. I had several leads, a few of them promising. One guy reached out and stated he was taking in a BK that was in very nice shape and would have a BG and PF available for sale this week.
He quoted me a couple of prices, the BG was a little more than I would want to spend, but the PF seemed reasonably priced. I asked for some pics and two days later he sent them over.
As you can imagine my jaw dropped, but my spidey senses also tingled. This appeared too good to be true. I looked closer at the two pics, the underside and top side seemed to be taken in two different areas, and the pics were grainy.This jut screamed of stolen internet pics. I dropped the images into my search bar and nothing popped. I followed up with the seller to see if the price quoted was for the populated PF and what shipping would be to my zip. A few hours later he responded with a crated shipping quote from a reputable, west coast shipping company.
I told him I could live with the price, just tell me where to send the money.......