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Lot of fake signs #317546
Sat Apr 07 2012 07:26 PM
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Lot of fake signs from same seller on ebay with statements like not sure of age, seems to be old. Example ebay #130672035203. Also a Green streak Shell sign and others. They all have faked damage to them.

Re: Lot of fake signs [Re: 56chiefstar] #317552
Sat Apr 07 2012 07:57 PM
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Most sellers from India are selling reproduction signs with carefully worded and misleading descriptions.


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Re: Lot of fake signs [Re: 56chiefstar] #317555
Sat Apr 07 2012 08:03 PM
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The majority of the fake porcelain signs that are sold on ebay are from india and on occasion from argentina ....I have seen people spend insane money on the small fake coke colonial ssp signs that come from over there...I have called ebay and tried to explain to them how they give crooks a marketplace to peddle their signs ...thus far ebay has done nada...maybe if enough people called ebay and ranted they would so something. I had heard there were "experts" that were accredited by ebay that could stop fraudulent auctions...not sure if that was/is true...


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Re: Lot of fake signs [Re: grabber] #338101
Sun Jul 01 2012 05:12 PM
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Sorry, but why would you buy anything off Ebay from INdia

Re: Lot of fake signs [Re: ciawarrior] #338112
Sun Jul 01 2012 05:30 PM
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Makes you wonder why india repoppers would pluck these 2 regional indiana signs out of the masses.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/130718886491?redirect=mobile

http://www.ebay.com/itm/OLD-VINTAGE-VITR...=item3cc7ce4505


Heres a link to someone selling repoops with same regional sign

http://www.ebay.com/itm/OLD-ORIGINAL-PUR...=item27c85d1d97


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Re: Lot of fake signs [Re: THERMOMAN] #338157
Sun Jul 01 2012 07:28 PM
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Looks to me like maybe you found the "coach" or idea man.

Re: Lot of fake signs [Re: JimT] #338248
Mon Jul 02 2012 05:57 AM
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Monticello Indiana is not far from Lafayette. Known group of repoppers from this area. Probably cheaper to contract an Indian maker. I think Jim is probably correct.

Re: Lot of fake signs [Re: bustermonty] #338290
Mon Jul 02 2012 08:58 AM
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bigger problem is honest people buy them and then honest people not knowing any better sell them to the US market and Canada... really hard to stop this stuff from happening..education, education, education... if our going to be in the signs market you need to be educated big time..


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Re: Lot of fake signs [Re: Wes Hague] #338602
Tue Jul 03 2012 11:03 AM
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Famous quote from one of the well know experts in the sign collecting field: "Tell me, did I buy yet another repop sign?"

Re: Lot of fake signs [Re: Rick Brown] #338605
Tue Jul 03 2012 11:36 AM
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Indianapolis IN USA
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Used the repop quote many times. Sometimes I did, sometimes I didn't. I'm not not an expert that's for sure. I'm on the learning curve trying not to get burned. Gotten a little farther through the curve with the help of the repop post that's for sure.

Re: Lot of fake signs [Re: bustermonty] #338712
Tue Jul 03 2012 05:54 PM
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Just a FYI. 1 seller Jeff something..from Texas on the ebay has about a dozen diff names selling fake door pushes, hood ornaments and small signs. Private auctions.

Easy to spot him as he always has fake fire king mugs along with them. Heres a couple names he has funwithyumyum, lantysjet ,jusstuff,cooldishes, alildumdum and texasrevival. Wife collects fire king mugs and read about him on a website.

Re: Lot of fake signs [Re: Bud Miley] #338940
Wed Jul 04 2012 12:54 PM
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Its amazing one seller from india has got 4 negative feedback in the past couple of months and they all seem to magically disappear all feedback related to signs being fake!


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