Fakes

Chris A
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Re: Fakes

Post by Chris A » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:14 pm

O.K. Not every auctioneer can know about swords but when they are told that something is a fake they should react. Let’s see if anything happens..

Will
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Re: Fakes

Post by Will » Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:06 pm

Auctioneers also must be careful that the complaint is not aimed at lowering the perceived value of an item. They do not know who is calling or emailing them. Can only lead a horse to water. Most likely all of us here have been stung once or more times and new collectors cannot assume a mine field free of mines.

Ben Bevan
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Re: Fakes

Post by Ben Bevan » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:00 pm

The Auctioneers have just made an addition to the description stating ‘it has been pointed out that this sword is possibly a reproduction item’, with a further caveat to potential buyers. I suppose that will have to suffice!

Chris A
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Re: Fakes

Post by Chris A » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:38 pm

I think that’s fair enough. As Will says, it could have been someone trying to get the price reduced. People will now be alerted and it’s up to them to check it out.

Chris.

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