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Re: Fake SW collectors?

Postby Wreck-It Ralph » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:46 pm

I do enjoy all the labels on this forum Fake, Ponce, Investor I wonder which one I am?
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Re: Fake SW collectors?

Postby spoons » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:53 pm

Definitely a few on Facebook. That Jake chap with his multiple alter egos is the obvious one.

Created at least one drama so that he could be the one to solve it :roll:
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Re: Fake SW collectors?

Postby Michael Sith » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:54 am

The collecting community is like any other part of life, you get all sorts collecting for all sorts of reasons. This forum welcomes all who collect, beginners to experts, high end collectors to budget collectors, all of which have a common theme, the passion for the hobby, and the general buzz of collecting for themselves, to also learn and to research to further knowledge overall or in the particular area they are collecting.
I have found over the years, especially through this forum and the genuine collectors you interact with, the value of something or its rarity are secondary to the genuine reactions of " great pick up, really pleased for you, well deserved " comments from budget and high end collectors alike, who are all chuffed for you.
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Re: Fake SW collectors?

Postby aussiejames » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:21 am

subzero wrote: I find this quite interesting in what makes these people think and act that way.

My point & question is, has there ever been a well known 'fake collector' in the vintage SW community online or in the real world?.. ie, someone who pretends they have certain rare items or even a massive collection just to try and make themselves look good to the collecting community?, when in reality they don't own anything, maybe even going to great lengths to showing pics of items that they don't own?

This is something I could prob see happening maybe on facebook. :lol:


that describes John Walsh aka bobablarcfett- why do people do it?? Attention seeking fucking morons.

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Re: Fake SW collectors?

Postby subzero » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:57 am

aussiejames wrote:
subzero wrote: I find this quite interesting in what makes these people think and act that way.

My point & question is, has there ever been a well known 'fake collector' in the vintage SW community online or in the real world?.. ie, someone who pretends they have certain rare items or even a massive collection just to try and make themselves look good to the collecting community?, when in reality they don't own anything, maybe even going to great lengths to showing pics of items that they don't own?

This is something I could prob see happening maybe on facebook. :lol:


that describes John Walsh aka bobablarcfett- why do people do it?? Attention seeking fucking morons.


And we have a winner! :D

Are you sure his name isn't bumbaclartfett? :lol:
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Re: Fake SW collectors?

Postby tiefighterboy » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:26 pm

There are a lot of fake people who collect, is that the same? :lol:

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Re: Fake SW collectors?

Postby wrighty » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:40 pm

Well, if you followed recent drama of the SW Battles group discussion, non-collectors won items and try to resell them at market price, is that a fake collector taking advantage of the lottery system to make money from true collectors? :?

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Re: Fake SW collectors?

Postby spoons » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:29 am

wrighty wrote:Well, if you followed recent drama of the SW Battles group discussion, non-collectors won items and try to resell them at market price, is that a fake collector taking advantage of the lottery system to make money from true collectors? :?


They aren’t fake collectors in my eyes. They are not collectors at all, closer to investors taking advantage of a crazy market.

Pretending they wanted the item and then selling it is a different matter, and that’s what I’d call fake

Neither situation is great :(
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Re: Fake SW collectors?

Postby starshipriot » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:30 am

Not collecting but still Star Wars related. There used to be a site called supershadow and the guy used to claim he was pals with Lucas and upload plot details for episode III, VII, VIII and IX, as well as uploading photos of models he claimed were girlfriends.


He even has his own wookiepedia page if anyones interested



http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/SuperShadow

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Re: Fake SW collectors?

Postby subzero » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:26 am

starshipriot wrote:Not collecting but still Star Wars related. There used to be a site called supershadow and the guy used to claim he was pals with Lucas and upload plot details for episode III, VII, VIII and IX, as well as uploading photos of models he claimed were girlfriends.


He even has his own wookiepedia page if anyones interested



http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/SuperShadow


Interesting little read, never heard of that guy before, some people are completely delusional and love to pretend to people that they're 'a somebody' when they're not.

I knew a guy like that from school, the lies he used to come out with were laughable, like when he told everyone for months he had a small cameo part in the 2nd matrix film ( before it was being filmed ), this guy was well known as a complete douche by everybody, used to say he'd been with all these different girls when he never actually did. And nearly 20 years later I added him on facebook and lowe and behold he hadn't changed at all, constantly posting shit about crazy things he's done trying to make himself sound like some celebrity, did a post once saying he found out he's a direct descendant from Spartans lol ( funny how he said this only weeks after the film 300 was out ), and posted once that he was in talks with Channel 4 about making his own TV program about his life and said it was due to air on 'x-date' and it never happened lmao. I called him out on it on one of his status' for everyone to see and he blocked me. :lol:

Sad part is all the hundreds of his 'friends' didn't actually know him in real life and believed everything he said, replying to his posts saying congratulations and all that shit, quite entertaining to watch actually. :lol:
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Re: Fake SW collectors?

Postby Mini99 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:44 pm

Is this not a sad reflection in our society and the constant need (mainly the young) for fame and instant gratification! :?
Sad really... :cry:


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