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Fake Strats on Ebay?


(@daniel-lioneye)
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I was looking on ebay today and look what i found

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170006152341&ssPageName=MERCOSI_VI_ROSI_PR4_PCN_BIX_Stores

It looks authentic (i think), but it's from China so thats what made me think twice and the fact that it starts at $.99. Also, no serial #.

Guitars: Electric: Jackson DX10D, J. Reynolds Fat Strat copy
Acoustic: New York and a Jasmine.
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(@u2bono269)
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im pretty sure the tom delonge model only has one humbucking pickups and single knob...

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(@pearlthekat)
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Forget it. It's a fake. You should report it to e-bay. He's right about having one knob (volume).


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(@u2bono269)
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yeah...it may be a regular strat model but i highly doubt it...and it's certainly not a delonge

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nope ive decided they're all fake...the store has a P-Bass that looks like plastic and the Fender logo looks nothing like it should

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(@off-he-goes)
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It would cost about as much to ship it though as a MIM Strat would cost in store.

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(@daniel-lioneye)
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i just found an auction for the real deal.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Fender-Stratocaster-Daphne-Blue-Tom-Delonge-Series_W0QQitemZ110004427457QQihZ001QQcategoryZ2384QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Guitars: Electric: Jackson DX10D, J. Reynolds Fat Strat copy
Acoustic: New York and a Jasmine.
Amps: Austin 15 watt, Fender Deluxe 112, Fender Champion 600 5w, 0ld 1970's Sears 500g.
Effects: Digitech Whammy, Big Muff Pi USA, MXR, Washburn Distortion.


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(@duffmaster)
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The second one is the real deal, but somoene report the first one.

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(@riff-raff)
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it is nobler and enthralling,it will give you the elegance and made you exalted.
what magnetic item

WHERE DO I SEND THE CHECK!!???


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(@margaret)
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it is nobler and enthralling,it will give you the elegance and made you exalted.
what magnetic item

WHERE DO I SEND THE CHECK!!???

ROFLMAO!!!

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(@greybeard)
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If it comes out of China, there's a 99.99999999999999999999999999999999999999999997% chance that it's a fake. Don't even dream about it.
The guitar may sound cheap and they do offer returns.....BUT when you return an ebay item, the seller doesn't normally pick up the cost of postage, unless they've not sent what you bought. Returning a Chinese guitar will mean that you lose the postage that you paid (very, very steep, it is too) and have to pay to return it - it will cost more than the guitar is worth - far more.

As for reporting them to ebay, they have stopped taking the auctions out, unless the flood of complaints is so great, that they have no option. Ebay does not want to lose the income from posted auctions- so they stay up and ebay fidlles while Rome burns, so to speak.

I reported a seller (not guitars) who had almost 1200 items (I didn't report all 1200!), all of which were against ebays posting rules. Have they removed them? No way! 600 Euros is not going to be thrown away, just because someone has seen something wrong!

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(@presbystrat)
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Check out the shipping: 185 British Pounds. There are a lot of these guitars sold from China which are knock offs, not the real thing.


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it is nobler and enthralling,it will give you the elegance and made you exalted.
what magnetic item

WHERE DO I SEND THE CHECK!!???

My guess would be a literal translation from chinese???
What a pity that people get tricked by this sort of thing...


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(@artguitarhendsbee)
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haha who would honestly buy that, what would it sound like anyways?


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