Curbstoning is the practice of individuals buying and selling cars for a profit. It takes its name from where such vehicles are usually parked: by the curbstone on the side of the road with a For Sale sign on it. It is often used in a perjoritave sense as someone who's a bit shady in their car dealings. This site hopes to dispel some of that perception. Curbstoning is frowned upon by used car dealers who see it as cutting into their business. They lobby local lawmakers to put heavy regulatory burdens on car dealers to help keep out competition. They say such regulation is to protect the consumer. This is odd, because most individuals would rather buy from a private party than a used car dealer. Indeed, the phrase used car dealer has taken on a negative connotation. So for used car dealers to be calling others unethical makes you scratch your head.