Jorge A. Martinez you hide behind your girlfriend or wifes "name", Cat or Cath and keep your real name silent.
Anyone who is thinking of buying parts from Jorge A. Martinez AKA Battlecat714 beware, his intention is to take your money.
Yes, Jorge took my money too, and provided a good product at a reasonable price in return I might add.
I found him to be honest in his descriptions, fair in his prices and prompt in his shipping. He had no problem giving me his real name when I bought something from him. I never thought to ask but he volunteered it.
As far as writing in his wife's or girlfriends name, I do it too, as do many others. Sometimes my Joanna logs on under my screen name and adds her 2 cents -- which is usually worth more than my 2 cents I might add. No fraud or hiding is intended at all, just convenience. Same with eBay, she sells my stuff under her name. I write the description and she does the rest, including signing her name to my words.
Jorge has over 1800 posts on this forum alone, I doubt that anyone would come to the conclusion that he is only here to make money. And so what if someone is, as long as they provide the part I need at a price that I am willing to pay then more power to them. Saves me the time and trouble of having to dig it out myself.
So it IS obvious as to what he is doing, he is selling extra parts that are surplus to his needs. Hopefully he will use that money to help defray the costs of keeping his car on the road, but maybe he (or Cat) likes food and electricity more. God forbid if he makes money doing it. It's like every aspect of this hobby it seems. When someone is buying something from me they expect me to either sell it at a loss or at my cost (forget the time involved, money put upfront, etc., etc.) but when you sell something then I must pay for your profit. In other words when I sell something it is not worth anything but when I try to buy something from you then that same part becomes very valuable and I am expected to pay a premium.
Jorge has been a well respected member of the 500E community for many years, does that mean he knows the cross application for every single part for every single 124... I doubt it. I doubt anyone does. Mercedes engineers included.
I still believe that it is up to the buyer to know the proper application for what he/she is buying. After all who better to know what may fit THEIR car than the owner.
Currently I have a front E500E sway bar for sale that I believe will fit every 124. But belief and being 100% positive are 2 different things, out of the over 100 or so variants of 124 there MAY be one or two that it doesn't fit. But I'll be damned if I know which ones.
I don't think the seller should spend weeks and weeks researching every single model when the owner of said vehicle should know what parts fit his/her own car.
As far as contacting the IRS, you sound like a child who didn't get his way and is going to "tell." Sorry but that's the way it sounds to me, I hope I am wrong.
Besides, the IRS has nothing better to do than to spend my tax dollars and their limited resources going after some guy selling a few extra parts every now and then. Drug lords, money launderers and terrorist groups can finally sleep well knowing that the government is pushing them aside to go after the used itinerant wiring harness trade. People selling wheels with curb rash are next I bet. It's the Seventh Sign !!!