Fake "Custom" ?? on the Bay....

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  1. uOpt

    uOpt Senior Member

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    The seller might be innocent. He looks like somebody who sells all kind of junk on ebay that he gets from random source. He might have gotten the guitar in a trade or from a foreclosure and not know anything about guitars.

    I doesn't look like Ebay will take it down before it ends, though. Sad thing considering the time spent reporting it.
     
  2. Devin49

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    Yeah, that sucks. Did anyone report it to Gibson?
     
  3. Satch0922

    Satch0922 Senior Member

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    $1707 !?!?!?!?! I am going to be sick.
     
  4. lennon47

    lennon47 Senior Member

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    wow, wtf ebay and gibson? i'm disappointed with you

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  5. icu2not

    icu2not Junior Member

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    Hey! I am the guy that won this auction!! Obviously, I had no idea that this was a fake Gibson. I am still not real sure about it. The seller had alot of positive feedback, and he seems real honest. What the fukk!!! I already paid for it. I have been trying to contact the seller but haven't heard back yet. Now I am afraid of not getting my money back. This sucks!!
     
  6. Joeydego

    Joeydego your mom is a nice lady V.I.P. Member

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    did you use paypal? If so, stop payment!!! Stop payment however you can. a few of us are in agreement this guitar is counterfeit.
     
  7. icu2not

    icu2not Junior Member

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    It shows my payment already cleared on paypal. I am going to take the guitar to a guitarshop and have it checked out. I am praying that it is real. But from all I have read here, I am starting to really doubt it.
     
  8. Bellows1

    Bellows1 Senior Member

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    If you're still not sure, look at these pictures to compare.


    VINTAGE 1976 GIBSON LES PAUL CUSTOM - SUPER CLEAN !!! - eBay (item 110358328507 end time Mar-31-09 13:52:42 PDT)
     
  9. Bellows1

    Bellows1 Senior Member

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    Cleared does not mean he has removed it from his account. PP can freeze his account until this is cleared up.
     
  10. Joeydego

    Joeydego your mom is a nice lady V.I.P. Member

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    this is correct, contact paypal RIGHT NOW! they hold the $$$ until positive feedback is left or around 20 days passes. call them. really. Thats a 1700 dollar screwing you dont have to take.
     
  11. Satch0922

    Satch0922 Senior Member

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    Exactly, file a dispute in ebay and in Paypal now and get the process started.
     
  12. Satch0922

    Satch0922 Senior Member

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    BTW, there is NO DOUBT....IT IS A FAKE.

    Good luck,
     
  13. icu2not

    icu2not Junior Member

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    Not that I am not hearing what you are saying, but what if it is a real Gibson, and all the hardware is just different. That would make it look fake. Man this sucks. I guess I better not risk it. I am going to call paypal right now.
     
  14. Satch0922

    Satch0922 Senior Member

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    Its not real. The serial number is bogus (stamped on AFTER the finish not before like a real Gibson, THe knobs are in the wrong place, the inlays and Logo are the wrong size/placement on the headstock.

    Trust me, its fake.
     
  15. Satch0922

    Satch0922 Senior Member

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    one other bit of evidence mentioned in a previous post

    "See the bridge post screw heads? They are the large metric style, like on an Epiphone."
     
  16. Boleskinehouse

    Boleskinehouse Senior Member

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    How much convincing do you need?!? Nothing leaves Gibson's factory like that.
     
  17. icu2not

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    Okay, I got ahold of ebay and they will put a hold on the payment. I also sent the seller another message and I am waiting for a reply.
     
  18. Satch0922

    Satch0922 Senior Member

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    Excellent!

    I filled a dispute on a Gibson Custom Classic that was REAL, just "not as described" and got 100% of my money back.
     
  19. Joeydego

    Joeydego your mom is a nice lady V.I.P. Member

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    GREAT news. That guitar aint worth more than 2 or 3 hundred bucks. You did the right thing. get your money back. with 1700, you should be able to get a traditional or standard, or maybe a great deal on a custom for a coupla dollars more.
     
  20. icu2not

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    Hey again, okay the seller finally got back with me. I told hime that I had been informed that the guitar is a fake Gibson. He is still saying that the guitar is a genuine Gibson and that he had it checked out by a tech. I told him that had decided to get my money back and that I had contacted ebay. He said that was alright. Still won't admit that it is fake.
     

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