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Watch out! Post Fakes, Repros, Customs selling on ebay here

Postby PGowdy » Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:12 pm

Hi, i thought we needed a thread for general "watch out" items on ebay. Fakes, customs, repros selling as original etc.

To start off here's something which came up today. The seller has a fake Yoda MOC. and a Jawa which i'm assuming is fake tho i'm not 100%. (take a look)
He was offered £300 and did not take it so i'm not sure he knows he has customs. The whole lot is not even worth 100 quid. I have messaged him so we'll see what he says.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vintage-Star-Wars ... 2507wt_125
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Postby itfciain » Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:21 pm

Good spot Pete

I really hope this is a genuine sale as if this is a scam it's a pretty sick one.
"I'll probably be broke and homeless but I'll have a hell of a collection!"

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Postby PGowdy » Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:23 pm

Well he replied asking me what a "custom" was.
I'm awaiting his response again. Lets see what he does.
Can anyone confirm if the Jawa is fake or not. I can't tell.
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Postby PGowdy » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:55 am

Ok so i was asked how i knew the Yoda was fake so i wanted to post comparison pics.

Ok, so this is the Yoda in the above sale. Dull, dark colours. An incorrect, longer bubble and the outer border/black area is too big. The punch is also too central. An obvious fake.
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And here's a genuine ESB Yoda. As you can see, brighter vivid colours. A smaller bubble with a longer stem and a thiner outer boarder.
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Postby Oto » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:07 am

I've got two 12 back Jawa's and they both have a longer stem bubble than that one. The Jawa's head should be at the top of the bubble. Looks fake to me.

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Postby PGowdy » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:35 am

The other thing i noticed is the punch is way too central. I'm thinking fake too.
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Postby wertyu-2007 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:17 pm

thanks mate

its pretty obvious to see when doing a comparison but they look good when your looking at the fake alone.

it must be gutting to learn your carded figures are fake, i would image if hes genuine he paid out a lot of money for these the jawa in paticular .
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Postby wertyu-2007 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:20 pm

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vintage-Star-Wars ... 2eb6923506


he says hes not certain if this is genuine i think not too dark on the (OB1) cape ??.
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Postby Capetown » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:35 pm

Yeah definitely fake.

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Postby PGowdy » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:38 pm

Yeah i saw that. It's fake.
Btw; the seller in the sale i mentioned knows they are fake now as i told him and has not altered the sale. Also, Ed suggested that perhaps that message offering 300 was a "shill" message so to speak, to get interest or to makeit seem legit. This stands to reason mainly because there is nowhere near 300 quid worth of stuff there even IF it were all real. I'm now assuming he's gonna go through with the sale/scam. But i will be contacting the buyer once he/she leaves feedback and informing them that they were knowingly sold fake items.
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Postby itfciain » Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:13 pm

wertyu-2007 wrote:http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vintage-Star-Wars-JAWA-VINYL-CAPE-1977-HIGH-GRADE-/200631530758?pt=UK_ToysGames_ActionFigures_ActionFigures_JN&hash=item2eb6923506


he says hes not certain if this is genuine i think not too dark on the (OB1) cape ??.


To be fair, the seller has included a Q&A stating that it is fake
"I'll probably be broke and homeless but I'll have a hell of a collection!"

For all your display requirements - viewtopic.php?f=4&t=26287

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Postby plantman » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:58 am

Ive made this a sticky guys so it stands out a bit more
"These ARE the droids your looking for...now how much for the pair?"

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Postby wertyu-2007 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:38 pm

surrenders perfectly acceptable

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Postby itfciain » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:05 pm

I believe that this guy has quite a bad reputation in the collection world but perhaps one of the other lads could confirm this. He always has a lot of recards for sale so I am surprised that he has this one up as a genuine.
"I'll probably be broke and homeless but I'll have a hell of a collection!"

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Postby PGowdy » Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:34 am

Yeah this guy makes money selling customs and pretending he's based in Spain and is generally just a cunt. Steer well clear.
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