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Near Perfect Repros

Postby phreatobite » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:53 am

Maybe this should be in the ebay/fakes section but it seems a pretty big deal. These fakes are very close and will easily fool most. The seller has hundreds and all kinds. He's even boasting that they pass all standard tests.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/8-x-Vintage-S ... 0011.m1850

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Re: Near Perfect Repros

Postby Pomse2001 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:12 am

Very sad news again :evil:

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Re: Near Perfect Repros

Postby Lindo » Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:49 am

he says get it cheap, how the fuck is 21 quid for a fake blaster cheap, i'd want an original for way less than that
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Re: Near Perfect Repros

Postby poncho » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:23 am

same seller as the recent leia blaster fiasco

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Postby Waltham Wookiee » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:25 am

I messaged the seller to try and get them to understand the damage this dose to our hobby. She just mocked me and said she didn't care.
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Re: Near Perfect Repros

Postby subzero » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:56 pm

I'd love to be able to take this seller down, she's wrecking a hobby for an entire community just so one person can make a few quid so she can go and spend it on some fucking shoes!

The way the descriptions are worded she's trying to be clever by kind of saying these are repro so she has no comebacks, but then completely words it in a way to make people think there's a very good chance they're actually genuine when she knows 100% full well that they're not. We should all make a purchase of just 1 cheap weapon then return them all for being fake to get the money back, then if everyone left neg feedback she wouldn't sell near as many :evil:

This seller has been flooding ebay with this shit for several weeks now, imagine the amount of people these are going to spread to!
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Re: Near Perfect Repros

Postby Dannywhiteley » Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:07 pm

Lindo wrote:he says get it cheap, how the fuck is 21 quid for a fake blaster cheap, i'd want an original for way less than that


Unfortunately it's 21 quid for 8 blasters. To a casual collector that's a bargain compared to £10-15 each.

It's chicken and egg. The influx of good repros is because prices for the genuine ones are so high, but the prices for genuine ones are so high because there are so many repros on the market.

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Re: Near Perfect Repros

Postby subzero » Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:48 pm

Just looked and there's actually a new update on these repro's on the TIG homepage...

http://www.imperialgunnery.com/
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Re: Near Perfect Repros

Postby Pomse2001 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:11 pm

subzero wrote:Just looked and there's actually a new update on these repro's on the TIG homepage...

http://www.imperialgunnery.com/


Great that there is a new update, but I miss pictures compared with an original so I know where and what to look after :(

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Re: Near Perfect Repros

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:17 pm

subzero wrote:We should all make a purchase of just 1 cheap weapon then return them all for being fake to get the money back, then if everyone left neg feedback she wouldn't sell near as many :evil:


Don't reckon we'd get our money back as she's listing them as high quality repros. :evil:
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Re: Near Perfect Repros

Postby Darth Bobby » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:51 pm

Waltham Wookiee wrote:I messaged the seller to try and get them to understand the damage this dose to our hobby. She just mocked me and said she didn't care.


She mocked you yet she is the one selling cheap knock off goods on eBay, Del Boy style. Truly horrendous, what a sh1t bag.

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Re: Near Perfect Repros

Postby subzero » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:20 pm

I wish these things were bloody illegal or at least banned by ebay, wouldn't be nowhere near as much of a problem then!
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Re: Near Perfect Repros

Postby Robstyley » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:55 pm

They're not fooling me. Yes they are close in many ways but they are also all wrong. The scope's too thick, the magazines the wrong shape, the protrusion at the very back is the wrong shape and the whole sculpt is too sharp. And the colour is wrong. These kind of fairly accurate Imp blasters have been around for years, some of these below were sold to me as long as 9 years ago. I still don't think anyone has made good enough repros to fool a reasonably experienced collector.
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Re: Near Perfect Repros

Postby x-wingMark » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:26 pm

It is good they are on imperial gunnery already. A lot of collectors use this site and we need as many collectors knowing the repo's that are out there as possible. Education is key.
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Re: Near Perfect Repros

Postby x-wingMark » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:29 pm

Forgot to say thanks to all the efforts of everyone who spent time at spotting the repro's.
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