Deliberate deception or a genuine mistake?

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

  1. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    i sent the same message to him a coupla days ago. nada.
     
  2. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    He just ignores such messages. I wonder why!!!! :roll:
     
  3. a2jacketpatches

    a2jacketpatches Active Member

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    So what? No pinned Fake thread? No Ebay guide? Just the same old ranting 5 pages long? Fake after fake? Year after year?
     
  4. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    2 hrs to newbie fry. and, over 1k. to quote marlon, "the horror".
     
  5. Andrew

    Andrew Well-Known Member

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    At $1750 I think it's safe to say the dumb dumbs that were outbidding each other have no idea just what it is. Imagine the face when someone eventually tells the poor bugger who won it. What a crook.
     
  6. a2jacketpatches

    a2jacketpatches Active Member

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    It would be great to record all of these questionable jackets, but who has the time? A collaborative effort between all of us would be the best approach but would still require a lot of work. In the end it would probably cause some problems as mistakes could be made and opinions could screw up some potentially honest sales. Guess learning the hard way is the best way, I know from experience.
     
  7. Spitfireace

    Spitfireace Active Member

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    I ran across this jacket being touted as an original WW2, but immediately I was skeptical because of the throat snap instead of clasp, then I noticed the apparent hand warmer pockets. I sent the seller a message saying it's a reproduction from the last twenty or thirty years and that originals don't have hand warmer pockets. Don't know if he just doesn't know or if he is trying to deceive.

    https://www.ebay.ca/itm/323199998167?ViewItem=&item=323199998167
     
  8. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

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    Ah yes, utter bullshit. Either a very poorly informed seller who knows 5/8s of bugger all about flying jackets or one of those trying to hook one of those ample eBay buyers of the "there's one born every minute" crowd. Either way it's not worth anywhere near what Mr Seller has it marked for sale for.

    Charlatan or wally, take your pick.
     
  9. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Another chancer hoping to entrap a newbie! :rolleyes:
     
  10. jack31916

    jack31916 Active Member

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    Well, the patch looks original....;)
     
  11. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    It is probably a vet's reunion jacket, with original captains bars and possibly patches too.
     
  12. Spitfireace

    Spitfireace Active Member

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    Revisited this listing and I see the seller has corrected it to read reproduction and is starting bidding at $200 instead of a thousand. So I guess he just doesn't know much about flight jackets.
     

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