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Man I can't believe.....
#748588 Mon May 11 2020 08:43 PM
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I can't believe all the fake stuff still on ebay!! I mean, hasn't every brainless wonder who wants a sign for his garage already bought one?? How can there still be such a market for this stuff?


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Steven C. #748590 Mon May 11 2020 09:17 PM
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I agree I dont even look anymore.

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Totally agree, they should change their name to hobby lobby.


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Re: Man I can't believe.....
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95% of the listings I see for Mobil and Marathon are new and/or reproduction items. (The few genuine items are generally listed at crazy prices by uniformed sellers!) I can usually roll through a days worth of "new" listings in less than 5 minutes. The saddest part is seeing what people are paying for this junk.....anymore I just shake my head and move on. I've done my part by listing known repros here on OG, but some are so obviously fantasy signs I shouldn't have to list those. Interestingly, those are the ones selling for the most money on Feebay, I just don't get it.
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Re: Man I can't believe.....
Steven C. #748612 Tue May 12 2020 07:14 AM
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Are people really buying this stuff, or is there a whole lot of shill bidding going on. I've been suspicious of it for quite a while.


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Re: Man I can't believe.....
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It will as I have said for years ruin and contaminate the market in the future.


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Craig Osbeck #748734 Thu May 14 2020 01:17 PM
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The market is already ruined. So much fake stuff out there it’s hard to tell the difference anymore. I stick to local auctions where I can touch the actual item. If you’re buying online these days you’re just asking for trouble.

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I agree with all the comments...however...I will say that I have still found some needles that were still present in the proverbial haystack. For example...I found this Willard Batteries Sign some time back at a decent price. The problem was that it was a flange sign that had been straightened flat. I was able to carefully bend it back to its regular form. So although I agree with the comments I think there are some legitimate finds still to be had.

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Re: Man I can't believe.....
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Re: Man I can't believe.....
Coops 427 #748825 Sat May 16 2020 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Coops 427

Wow!!! That is sad!!!! It's one thing today to sift through the fakes as many today have great skills in spotting them. But in the future? Forget about it!!! Hobby will be junk except to an elite few.

My original point to this post wasn't even about the fake so much as the fantasy stuff. I mean how big can that market be? I search Sunoco on ebay every day because you just never know what might show up. And there is just TONS of fantasy ***** out there!!! I just can't imagine who's buying it all.


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The market for fake signs is apparently quite lucrative. There is a dealer oldjunque74 on ebay that is making a killing selling those fantasy signs. Some of that junk is going for 500 dollars a (re)pop.

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I was about to watch this video about this guys machine gun, and lo and behold, he's one of the culprits buying all this face cr@p!! LOL!!!

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Steven C. #748880 Sat May 16 2020 09:12 PM
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How funny, here's a little write up about the guy in the picture

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Bernstein#Career

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I know oldjunque74. He shows up to large advertising auctions when they have them in my area. He will literally buy up everything. He used to just sprinkle in a few fantasy pieces here and there with the original stuff he’d buy at the auctions, but ever since covid he hasn’t been able to go to auctions and now literally everything he lists is fantasy. He gets crazy money for them too. That’s his wife in all the photos holding the signs.

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Where are all of these fake/repop/fantasy pieces being produced? There seems to be no limit on the quantity being made these days...India?

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