Originally Posted by chrisjephcott
Right then guys, an update on the saga regarding this guitar...
So finally the seller has contacted me and offered a full refund - however - last night I got an email off him asking if it would be possible to keep hold of this guitar for a few more days.
The reason given is because I did actually get the wrong guitar sent to me, and he wants to get the other guitar back and then I can send this fake onto the correct person. He has said though that the refund will be in full as soon as the other guitar arrives back at his place.
Obviously, I'm in a bit of a split mind on this - I don't want to pass off the fake to an unsuspecting person, and kind of feel a little bit like a middle man on the entire thing. However, if that's what it takes to get my money back, then that's what I'll have to do I guess.
I just feel sorry for the poor person who is going to end up with this guitar and believes it to be a genuine one.
Chris, take pics and email to Gibson Customer Support USA FAO Vince Wynne. He should be able to write you a letter confirming it is an Epi-Phoney. I had the exact problem and reported to PayPal and had to produce inside 10 days evidence the item was fake. I also took it to a local guitar store for a hands on inspection (I reported all this higher up this thread, take a read)
You have up to 45 days from the sale to report them so you have time to get the evidence.
DONT send it back and stick you guns, I would def go that route.
Here is mine after I was asked to destroy it by Paypal
In my personal view there is a central hub in Manchester (again address higher up this thread) and that place seems to have many (and they are always Chinese) people selling from satellite locations.
Donít send it on, stick to your guns, get the evidence and report to PayPal. Good luck
Oh incidentally since I left a Neg for the person I got the Epiphoney from there have been no further items for sale! Splendid!