November 13, 2013 - 2:29 PM
VERNON - It seems a few people still don't know it's risky buying heavily discounted jewelry out of cars in parking lots.
Police released a statement more than a week ago saying they received complaints from people who bought 18 carat gold necklaces that turned out to be fake and nowhere near the value paid. The problem continues.
Const. Gord Molendyk says these junk dealers show up every year to sell items like jewelry, stereos and other electronic equipment out of their cars to make a quick buck off an unsuspecting customer looking for a bargain.
"In all likelihood, they do not have a business license to sell in the community either," Molendyk says.
By the time the buyer finds out the item is worth less than they paid the sellers have hit the road.
"The police want to remind people that just because it is a bargain it might not be as good as it sounds. If you shop at a regular business you have some recourse to get customer service or return the item if not satisfied."
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