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post Feb 27 2008, 09:03 PM
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Ran across this looking for an electric acoustic. It is in China but does'nt look like there's a reserve. Somebody is going to get a DEAL!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...hlink:middle:us


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post Feb 27 2008, 09:06 PM
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I would think that's a fake.


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post Feb 27 2008, 09:09 PM
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Somebody will be getting ripped off more like. Its a fake.


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post Feb 27 2008, 09:21 PM
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Don't know much about these LP's. Just so I know, what makes you think it's fake? price i'm sure but what other things are you seeing thats a giveaway?


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post Feb 27 2008, 09:30 PM
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Sellers in China, one item sold, bad communication, thats the obvious give away, its also going dirt cheap which should ring alarm bells coming from that area.

Also, a major giveaway is that it doesnt say "Les Paul" on the headstock, the decal is unusual, the inlays are square - which generally only appears on the "Custom" models, nearly all real Gibsons have trapezeoid inlays. The hardware looks cheap and plastic - look at the golden buttons - real Gibsons are much more designed with quality in mind. No made in the USA imprint and no certificate of purchase for proof that it is real.


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post Feb 27 2008, 09:36 PM
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QUOTE (Owen @ Feb 27 2008, 03:30 PM) *
Sellers in China, one item sold, bad communication, thats the obvious give away, its also going dirt cheap which should ring alarm bells coming from that area.

Also, a major giveaway is that it doesnt say "Les Paul" on the headstock, the decal is unusual, the inlays are square - which generally only appears on the "Custom" models, nearly all real Gibsons have trapezeoid inlays. The hardware looks cheap and plastic - look at the golden buttons - real Gibsons are much more designed with quality in mind. No made in the USA imprint and no certificate of purchase for proof that it is real.

he also says " we will give one sillver floute" Whatever THAT means. rolleyes.gif seriously, there are some good articals on gibson knock offs out there. read before you buy!
Edit: this is a good artical.

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post Feb 27 2008, 09:57 PM
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That's fake smile.gif
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QUOTE (Owen @ Feb 27 2008, 03:30 PM) *
Sellers in China, one item sold, bad communication, thats the obvious give away, its also going dirt cheap which should ring alarm bells coming from that area.

Also, a major giveaway is that it doesnt say "Les Paul" on the headstock, the decal is unusual, the inlays are square - which generally only appears on the "Custom" models, nearly all real Gibsons have trapezeoid inlays. The hardware looks cheap and plastic - look at the golden buttons - real Gibsons are much more designed with quality in mind. No made in the USA imprint and no certificate of purchase for proof that it is real.



Awh, did'nt see the sellers history. Atm, thought they did'nt know what they had. Now I see!
Great job pointing this one out guys!


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post Feb 27 2008, 10:16 PM
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Definitely a fake


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post Feb 27 2008, 11:49 PM
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Always be careful when dealing with China, in private or prefessional business.

Now he offers Paypal. It's usualy TT, moneygram, Western Union or any untraceable money transfer for the scams. Pay in advance then your money is gone and getting in touch with the seller again is impossible.
It's possible his paypal "broke" and the buyer needs to transfer as soon as the deal is closed. That's my guess.


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post Feb 28 2008, 01:22 AM
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You guys know a lot from these purchases. Now I know who to ask about eBay shopping when(if) I do one cool.gif


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post Feb 28 2008, 01:25 AM
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1 deal on his history...run away. biggrin.gif


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post Feb 28 2008, 01:29 AM
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It says Gibson on the truss rod cover, i believe no gibson les pauls say that on the truss rod cover. Epihpones do, but not Gibsons, its a fake
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post Feb 28 2008, 04:51 AM
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I cant believe the scams that are out there, well, I guess I can but these types of sellers should be removed.
How many of you guys buy from ebay?

Personaly, I think ive bought 19 items and sold one.


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post Feb 28 2008, 04:55 AM
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I've bought 4 guitars on ebay. All of them were what they said they would be, but I did my homework.


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post Feb 28 2008, 05:03 AM
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I'm gonna have to agree with everybody and say fake fake fake!!!!!!!!!

I shop on ebay, but always do my homework beforehand.....I just wish there weren't shady sellers out there trying to make a quick buck off of an unknowing buyer sad.gif


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post Feb 28 2008, 07:50 AM
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QUOTE (Goliath @ Feb 28 2008, 04:55 AM) *
I've bought 4 guitars on ebay. All of them were what they said they would be, but I did my homework.


And every one of them fits you nicely?
Wow,that's what I call the luck. smile.gif


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post Feb 28 2008, 11:10 AM
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I`ve bought and sold a fair amount on ebay, out of my purchases I`ve only bought 2 guitars, one was an OLP and the other was my Mexican Fender, but like the others I always make sure I do the homework, so far so good.

If I`m spending a reasonable amount then I usually read back a lot of the sellers history, if they dont have much and its a lot of cash then I usually dont bother, or I might email the seller with some questions to get a feel of what they are like.


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post Feb 28 2008, 12:30 PM
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QUOTE (Muris @ Feb 28 2008, 07:50 AM) *
And every one of them fits you nicely?
Wow,that's what I call the luck. smile.gif



Well I wouldn't go that far. The S470 I love, I bought it because I decided to pick up guitar again after listening to DragonForce. I ended up buying two Ibanez IC220s (lower tiered Iceman), because I didn't think I was going to win one and one was ultra cheap, I don't have either now. I also bought a Jackson PS3 (can't remember full model name, basically a RR3 w/ LFR). I sold it because it was too small for me. I've since quit buying guitars cold w/out having played them. But they were what they said they were. I didn't lose any money on reselling them either.


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QUOTE (Muris @ Feb 28 2008, 06:50 AM) *
And every one of them fits you nicely?
Wow,that's what I call the luck. smile.gif

I think when you've been playing a while you know what will be right for you and what not. Like for me every Parker guitar I have ever touched as been awesome and not just because I've touched it biggrin.gif but now I wont even play it before hand I will just buy it off ebay but remember for us in the UK the difference between trying and buying in a shop and buying on ebay is normally huge. Ebay is half the price usually.


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