Sunday, December 2, 2012
40Faked on Ebay? Fake models/Items on Ebay
Hey all, now I am a bargain hunter personally and am basically forced by GW to only get OOP models off ebay for a spoon full of dirt in order to play new units or armies. So I tended to have participated in ebaying quite a bit. After going to a friend of mines house the other day to play 40k he pinted out something I myself have noticed a few times over the years
Ebay has a quite a few fake models on it.
What do I mean by fake? Well my personal favorite was when I found someone selling something similar to this on ebay
except he stated it was the actual model and if you went through the fine print on the bottom with a comb it stated it was made with card stock instead of plastic
Now it wasnt the guy who invented that particular cardstock model which is pretty nifty really. But why would I pay full/near retail for a paper model?
But this isn't even what my main gripe is. The friend in question had bought some forge world items at a discount on ebay only to find out when he got them that they were recasted in resin. aka someone made a mold, made a bunch of copies, and then sold them on ebay as the real thing.
These had much less detail than the normal forgeworld models
now I like a bargain myself but the real issue is people are selling them as if they are the real deal. People dont often buy forgeworld so I wonder how many plyers get sub-par products and never realize it. I guess its the fact they were sold as legit which is he issue.
So what are your thoughts on the fake model market?