"Today, I was going to mail very valuable pieces of jewelry to these scam artist!"
OK, what if I said: "Today, I was going to pay a stranger on the street 100 dollars to go and buy me some CD's, and I'd meet him back on the street corner in 2 hours." Does ANYONE think that is STUPID?
As much as these kinds of "businesses" are absolutely SCAMS, we as COMMON SENSE people need to stop giving them our money. We need to stop NOT reading the fine print. Of COURSE they are scams! Stop believeing that somewhere out there these "too good to be true" opportunities will pan out. THEY DON'T. You must stick with established, credible companies, with the firm back up and solid integrity of Amazon, Ebay etc.