When your looking to buy a epiphone guitar on ebay,do your homework as the amount of fakes being sold is increasing by the minute,
most china seller's of these guitar's are usually fakes,
and then when the people that buy them realise they have been scammed they re-sell them on ebay so your chances of getting one of these fakes is very likely if you don't know what to look for,here is some details and pictures to help you:
The listing is from China! ...... Note:
and now resellers from australia!
They have many of the same listing over and over again with the same pictures from different sellers.
They are very broad about the guitar you are purchasing (if they mention anything about it whatsoever)
They have private feedback (they do this because of people leaving feedback about being scammed
They have ridiculously low selling prices!,you don't buy a new original for under $500 aud,that alone should tell you,be wary!
Don't be fooled by them being verified, a powerseller, and or having an about me page!
If you are still not sure about the authenticity of the guitar you will be purchasing, ask the sellers specific questions and follow your gut instincts.
Ask for photo of serial no for sign's! as stated below.
SPOT THE FAKE ******WARNING SIGNS******
NUMBER 1: LOOK TO SEE IF IT HAS TWO FAT EE'S IN SERIAL No!
NUMBER 2: LOOK AT THE BIG WASHERS ON TUNERS OVERLAPPING ON THE SIDE OF HEADSTOCK
NUMBER 3: THE DIAMOND SHOULD BE CLOSE TO INLINE WITH TOP TWO TUNER'S
Here are a couple of things to be cautious of when buying on eBay.
1. The guitar is stated as coming direct from the
.NO EPIPHONE IS SOLD DIRECT FROM FACTORY!
2. The seller states that he does not have the guitar, and just has pictures from the supplier!...
most pictures listed are not the real item!.
3. Has the
Epiphone box in the picture
4. Generic looking pictures,and
not showing serial no!
5. Claims the guitar project dater serial is authentic!.
GDP is only a data base!not to verify it's authentic!
GUITAR DATER PROJECT does not mean it's authentic,these seller's copy serial no's!
THESE ARE SOME GOOD PHOTO'S SHOWING SOME DIFFERENCES.
If you have concern's about the guitar your buying!,
*DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR* * BUY FROM YOUR LOCAL DEALER *
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epiphone fakes on ebay australia
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10 May 2010
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