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Should we have a section for Fake Sign Sellers?
#235259 Mon Feb 21 2011 10:08 AM
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Should we have a section listed something like "Known or Suspected Fake Sign Sellers on Ebay or any other place"?

Dedicated section for Suspected or Known fake sign sellers from ebay or any other location?
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Re: Should we have a section for Fake Sign Sellers?
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It would be nice to have a list somewhere of the fake sign sellers.


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Ryan Underthun #235269 Mon Feb 21 2011 10:18 AM
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That is an Excellent idea, have all the ebay id's listed, and a note whether they are strictly Repop or they sell both.


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It would help out the newer collectors for sure!!


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Ryan Underthun #235272 Mon Feb 21 2011 10:21 AM
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With some sellers it is an honest mistake (they don't know)
Others make a habit of deceiving people, there are a few names that would qualify for the list


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advertologist #235274 Mon Feb 21 2011 10:30 AM
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We should report these people to law enforcement to prevent this from happening. They will just create a new ebay ID and it starts again!! Must find the source of these signs!!


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Great idea but since I'm not a lawyer, I don't know about the legal stipulations of posting names/IDs on the internet in a negative fashion. I wouldn't want Jim to get into any legal confrontations. I'll hold off my vote until a law expert chimes in.

In MY FAVORITE SELLERs on MY EBAY, I have more sellers listed that I WON'T do business with than ones I consider my favorites. LOL

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Gary Drye #235280 Mon Feb 21 2011 11:03 AM
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I have to agree with Gary. That could open up legal battles with multiple guys that could cost a lot even if this site would "win" them.


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Definite can of worms- sellers drift around- some sell under 2 or more IDs - some sellers just dont know what they have- should not be on this site- Just my opinion- thanks don


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5 quart #235290 Mon Feb 21 2011 12:26 PM
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I am not a lawyer, don't even play one on TV. But, as I started to read the post, I had the same thoughts as Gary Drye. We may be opening ourselves up to charges of restraint of trade or charged with libel, that, even if "we" are right, the cost to defend ourselves would be $$$$. I think we are doing well by educating people here and have at times th ought we may even be going too far in our comments about some people.

We all know who the "bad sellers" are, but as had been mentioned, there may be people who are inadvertently selling reproductions thinking they are real. Haven't we all been fooled by something we bought at one time or another? I know I have.

Letting companies know that people are reproducung stuff and hope they will chase downthe "license infringements" is one thing. But, probably not done as often as we would like to see.

Sorry I don't have any new ideas, but, I think the discussion on the topc is worth having.


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advertologist #235297 Mon Feb 21 2011 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted By: advertologist
Others make a habit of deceiving people



...you mean they 'make a LIVING deceiving people'... grin

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Alex #235298 Mon Feb 21 2011 12:57 PM
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I, as I think most collectors, would like a "listing" of those who sell repops and fantasy signs as originals on a continuous basis.

It would be fantastic for the new collector who hasn't read the words and excuses of some of the "questionable" sellers. I just can't think of a way where this site doesn't take the brunt of the fallout.

We have seen how sellers like Treasureray and Mike Mas, react to being called out on their items.


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In my opinion, Jim Potts, this website, & its members has too much integrity to lose by taking the chance of legal disputes that could occur, thus messing up a great thing. Sam

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You could just be a sticky in the proper forum: http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=8&page=1 with a general warning These ebay (craigslist,etc) sellers have put numerous fake signs, cans, etc for sale. Buyer Beware! Only the moderators/owner could add/subtract, and repeat / problem sellers would be listed. tt

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oldgoaly #235307 Mon Feb 21 2011 01:30 PM
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We are not the ones selling counterfeit goods!! I would just call it "Sellers to watch out for". What seller who is selling fake signs will come after old gas? They have more of a chance to open a can of worms on themselves!!


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