Deliberate deception or a genuine mistake?

Discussion in 'eBay / Auction Talk' started by Roughwear, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

  2. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Well-Known Member

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    looks like an ELC in a 40L to me. I will give the seller the benefit of the doubt and say a mistake.
     
  3. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Thanks Steve. I thought early house ELC A2 too. I have emailed the seller and await his response.
     
  4. unclegrumpy

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    I concur on the jacket's English heritage. However, you may quickly think otherwise regarding his intentions if you look at the Luftwaffe jackets he is selling.
     
  5. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Having looked at the other items he is selling it is clear he knows what he is doing and is aware the jacket is a repro. :roll:
    Sadly the no way these days to report such a seller to Ebay.
     
  6. a2jacketpatches

    a2jacketpatches Active Member

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    What about?
    Copyright / Trademark - Counterfeit Authenticity Disclaimer - Counterfeit Fake or Replica Item
     
  7. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Good thinking. Thanks. :)
     
  8. dmar836

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    That's what I did.
    Dave
     
  9. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61 Well-Known Member

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    I wonder how many high-end hobbyists patrol eBay and report fakes? I'm sure glad that people do. I've done so as well, and I would be happy know that I am in some way helping someone not get ripped off.
    I think it's good karma for sure. Well done. :ugeek:
     
  10. foster

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    40L is not an original size for an A2. Interesting how the lining is missing in places, including the label.
    Deliberate deception, it appears. :x
     
  11. dujardin

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    thanks gents ;)
     
  12. Peter Graham

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    I don't think anyone considering paying several thousand dollars for a jacket would be taken in by this for a second. The bidding is not exactly hot at the minute.
     
  13. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Thanks Dave. Such deception could leave a newbie collector with money to burn considerably out of pocket!
     
  14. Silver Surfer

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    it gets better. a gentleman and friend that i do business with in japan, sent an email to me to inform me that this seller did not ship paid for goods to my friend, and most of his kit is bs, this seller has not answered any messages, emails, etc. from my friend, as well. apparently, word has spread through the japanese wwll collecting community that the seller is a fraud,, and has no honor. this is pretty strong stuff coming from the normally reserved japanese collectors.
     
  15. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    This is damning indeed Victor. I notice the auction is still on Ebay! How long will it take Ebay to investigate his deception?
     
  16. Silver Surfer

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    ebay does not care a whit. they only seem to care about getting their vig.
     
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  17. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    It's all about their profits!
     
  18. Silver Surfer

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    pincusfuckedem
     
  19. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    There are clearly some bidders who think this is an original wartime A2 with bidding over $900!
     
  20. Peter Graham

    Peter Graham Well-Known Member

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    There's one born every minute. I cannot believe that people bid large amounts of money before doing basic research. Sorry, I know it sound callous but whoever wins it, deserves it.
     
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