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HUGE FAKE SELLER! You need to see this!

Article about: I've just had a look on ebay and it appears our man has gone underground. There are none of his helmets on there for the first time in 4 weeks! I guess the lesson is.. don't bother buying he

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    Default HUGE FAKE SELLER! You need to see this!

    Okay, I found this seller on ebay today. He claims all of his items are 100% original. But just the look of his helmets tells me somthing is off. If anyone can try to stop this guy because he is selling fakes and refurbished helmets and scamming people off.
    -What are your opinions on his items?

    Here is the link: eBay Seller: michal.zieba: Collectibles, Stamps items on eBay.com

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    Kevin Chomicki
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    Default Re: HUGE FAKE SELLER! You need to see this!

    I saw this too today, I was looking at the "wire" helmet and i dont know, to me it looks fake..

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    All the helmets he is selling are covered in some kind of 'slop' inside and out to
    make them look 'battle-worn' but also to hide any newness. The chinstraps
    are dirty and worn looking, but on closer inspection all the leather has
    crisp cut marks on them. The leather liners are 'sanded' rough,
    to appear aged and worn also.

    Rare SS saddle...........?
    Looks to me to be standard 'english style'. There are no photos
    of any markings or hardware showing this to be military at all ! !

    He advertises his items with period photos of similar type objects
    to get buyers lulled and 'in the mood'.



    Don't be fooled by this cretin !





    Regards, Steve.
    Last edited by Walkwolf; 04-23-2010 at 04:52 AM.

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    and yet all + feedback. Some pretty high prices if repro.

    The description is very dodgy to me. On one hand says original, but then state things like:

    "An item put up for auction is of a collector's character.
    You are bidding on an item in a position such as in the picture.
    The item is sold in the exact condition as presented on the photograph.
    The manufacture date of the Helmet is unknown to me.
    "

    The guarantee applies if not as described. Catch 22 as he describes no manufacture date, and you could argue, whatever it is, its original.

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    To me the alarm bells are ringing out very loud, to many good conditions "Very rare ! " items, plus the weathering techniques look very akin to those used for scale models of WWII armoured fighting vehicle, and the rust/earth colours look to me as if the have been done using a airbrush and a powered masking agent, thus giving the speckled finish, as to the leather work, acid, sand paper, and paint stripper would get you this type of result, the hide is not cracked and stiffened yet has lost its surface finish as it would do as if it was drying out and starting to decompose, also the dead give away, the flesh side (suede side) has no wear to the surface, as is still quite ruff, this would have polished quite smooth with use, especially when in contact with the oils from the wearers face.

    Nige.
    "Now, I've designed this like a collapsing bag ! "

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    Some of them are already around 500$, whoever's bidding is in for a nasty suprise.

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    It's a damned shame e-vil-bay changed things so you can't contact bidders- I used to warn people about fake Erkennungsmarken all the time...
    Ohhhhh- pillage then burn...

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    [QUOTE=drdata;136568]and yet all + feedback. Some pretty high prices if repro.

    Bummer that people don't follow up or do research before or after the purchase. However we all get suckered sometimes!!

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    johnny useless
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    Default Re: HUGE FAKE SELLER! You need to see this!

    Hope they read this first though.

    Returns:

    Returns are accepted ONLY if the item is proven to be not as described.

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    Default Re: HUGE FAKE SELLER! You need to see this!

    Quote by johnny useless View Post
    Hope they read this first though.

    Returns:

    Returns are accepted ONLY if the item is proven to be not as described.

    Yeah........
    I wonder what the ratio of his sales vs returns actually is ! !



    Regards, Steve.

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