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post #76 of 113 (permalink) Old 10-26-2008, 01:52 AM
 
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Fake as a $3 bill.
are you talking about mine?
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I'd hope it's not yours.
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haha. how can you tell? im new at this
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At a glance, because I'm very old at this
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what is it, specifically, that tipped you off though? id like to know for future reference
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Specifically, everything.

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thanks! hmm, now that i look closely at it, the monkey grip doesn't seem quite right either...
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Newly posted Auction

This guy is claiming to sell a fake chibanez, he reckons its ok if you tell people its a fake

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This guy is claiming to sell a fake chibanez, he reckons its ok if you tell people its a fake

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If it's a fake chibanez does that mean in reality it's actually a genuine Jem posing as a chinese copy? If so I'll buy 10

To be honest if the guy is selling it as a fake, er I mean replica, he's not exactly setting out to fleece the innocent buyer is he? I'm sure Ibanez may have something to say about it, but again in reality the punter who would buy one of these 150 guitars is not really going to buy a real Jem @ 1200 is he?
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If it's a fake chibanez does that mean in reality it's actually a genuine Jem posing as a chinese copy? If so I'll buy 10

To be honest if the guy is selling it as a fake, er I mean replica, he's not exactly setting out to fleece the innocent buyer is he? I'm sure Ibanez may have something to say about it, but again in reality the punter who would buy one of these 150 guitars is not really going to buy a real Jem @ 1200 is he?
Nah dude, if you read 3bay policy, stating that something is a replica does not give you the licence to sell it. Its as bad as trying to hide the fact...

and it has been removed by 3bay.....
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Nah dude, if you read 3bay policy, stating that something is a replica does not give you the licence to sell it. Its as bad as trying to hide the fact...

and it has been removed by 3bay.....
i wasn't trying to add any validity to what the gent in question was doing, i was saying he wasn't trying to con an unsuspecting buyer
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Hi friends, I need a little advise before buying. a man is selling a "JEM 7V prestige" (???) and the price is high! So before spending money in something fake or else, may you would help me?

have a look at the guitar here :

http://www.hiboox.fr/sly75/images

the "flamed" one.

Is it a true JEM? or fake?

Thx to all of you.
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There werent any "flamed" jems made, so its fake.
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thank Liam,

The guy told me about new paint he made, I'd like to know if the Jem "under" the paint is a real one, or not.

thx again
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Hey guys, I'm looking at this JEM555 - http://tinyurl.com/8mffvd

550 seems like a decent price but I get the feeling he's trying to offload a fake. He quotes specs from the website but they say it's an Edge II bridge when the serial no. seems to suggest it was made in '06 which I think should be Edge III bridges. Also, the website currently specs JEM555's as Edge III's which makes me think he's used old info from the Ibanez site which seems to suggest he didn't get it off the site as he was creating the listing but might have copied it from another listing.

Serial Number: C 06090878

My main issue is the serial no. stamp (attached to post)

None of the pics I've seen of the serial stamp on a 555 have the CE logo in a square box. All the pics I've seen have a curved line.

No other alarm bells ring. Good feedback on guitar stuff. Maybe he's passing on a fake without knowing it?

Time is important here as there's only 24 hours until the auction ends.

What do you think? Fake or real?
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