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  • Kijiji/CL police!

    This past week was crazy. I caught a guy trying to pass off a parts-caster as an American Standard, came across a fake Hiwatt 4x12 and countless Chibsons.
    Anyone else spend their day reporting scams and fakes?
    Good dealings with ~dcindc x2~alleytrash~ashasha~jjegg~Yavin

  • #2
    No, I prefer to spend my day doing things for which I will be paid.

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    • #3
      No, I prefer to spend my day doing things for which I will be paid.


      Huh, I didn't realize making snarky comments on a guitar forum was a paying job.
      Good dealings with ~dcindc x2~alleytrash~ashasha~jjegg~Yavin

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      • #4
        Well the guy signed up in 2007 and has made no more than 214 snarky comments. That breaks down to like 1 snarky comment per week.
        Originally Posted by wedgehed II


        Instead of searching for intelligent life in the universe, NASA should send a probe to this thread.

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        • #5
          Well the guy signed up in 2007 and has made no more than 214 snarky comments. That breaks down to like 1 snarky comment per week.


          Good thing he has a music career...

          Are there cops that actually put the hammer down in these scams? I have never heard of anyone being prosecuted for trying to scam musical instruments on CL or eBay...
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          • #6
            Good thing he has a music career...

            Are there cops that actually put the hammer down in these scams? I have never heard of anyone being prosecuted for trying to scam musical instruments on CL or eBay...


            Consider the amount of classified ads for musical gear on CL. Then consider the amount of ads for stuff other than music gear on CL. Then consider all of the other sources for classifieds other than CL. There are not enough police in the world. I suppose if somebody was importing fake Gibsons and selling the on CL with regularity, you'd probably have a vice unit investigate it. I'm sure they monitor stuff on some level but for them to scour ads like people do here and find fakes, I just don't think that is a wise use of their resources. Most police officers aren't as knowledgable about instruments like most of the people here. If an officer hunted down a guy selling a fake Gibson on CL and then tried to prosecute them, what exactly would they have accomplished? Anyone that has ever been a victim of petty theft knows that they cops will not even bother opening an investigation for such a small amount of money.
            Good trader/seller: Woody_in_MN, GibsonQC, m90guy, maltomario, drmojoxl, RockinIt, souperman08, Hand Amputation, D-log

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            • #7
              Then should we take the law in our own hands and have them killed? Perhaps a HCEG hit squad with assassins all over the forum world... I don't have a gun but I do have a machete I bought from Wal-Mart... Just sayin...
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              • #8


                Are there cops that actually put the hammer down in these scams? I have never heard of anyone being prosecuted for trying to scam musical instruments on CL or eBay...


                I would guess no. But I assume they have some sort of department (or person) to review the reported ads. I am not looking for prosecution of any sort or believe there should be any. I just want some honesty.

                The one seller I decided to contact through email and politely told them how their guitar isn't a genuine American Standard Stratocaster. It was a In their multiple replies to my one email they where either flat out lying to me or feeding me misleading information. I have now reported their ad, multiple times and it is still up.
                Good dealings with ~dcindc x2~alleytrash~ashasha~jjegg~Yavin

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                • #9
                  Huh, I didn't realize making snarky comments on a guitar forum was a paying job.


                  Excellent comeback. hil:
                  MIA Fender Strat / Gibson Les Paul Studio / Custom Telecaster / Washburn WI66 / Custom Stratocaster / Martin D15S / Guild D55 / Simon & Patrick Cedar / Martin HD16R LSH​

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                  • #10
                    I only buy stuff in person, or a trusted online store.

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                    • #11
                      Then should we take the law in our own hands and have them killed? Perhaps a HCEG hit squad with assassins all over the forum world... I don't have a gun but I do have a machete I bought from Wal-Mart... Just sayin...


                      Do not spare their families either...
                      Good trader/seller: Woody_in_MN, GibsonQC, m90guy, maltomario, drmojoxl, RockinIt, souperman08, Hand Amputation, D-log

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                      • #12
                        guy here locally trying to pass off a Squier SE strat from a strat pack as a '60's Classic Vibe...
                        SPAM:


                        Custom Wired Strat Pickguard Assemblies - PM me to discuss specs & pricing

                        Good Trades: PunkKitty, mfergel, Norcal_GIT_r, Chuck1016, Elias Graves, hrcnsfan, ugameus, RosePickups, jelloman, Hookandcanman, Danocoustic

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                        • #13
                          Huh, I didn't realize making snarky comments on a guitar forum was a paying job.


                          HA!! Nice catch.
                          President and CEO of The Foundation Of Right
                          Also President and CEO of The Foundation Of Wrong






                          Originally Posted by StankNasty


                          the dream isn't in your parents' basement

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                          • #14
                            Seems to be other vigilantes out there taking care of business.
                            The ad..
                            http://kitchener.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-musical-instruments-guitars-2006-American-Fender-Stratocaster-with-Pick-up-Upgrades-W0QQAdIdZ413290073

                            ..and..
                            http://kitchener.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-musical-instruments-guitars-2006-Fender-Strat-with-p-up-upgrades-W0QQAdIdZ413705210
                            Good dealings with ~dcindc x2~alleytrash~ashasha~jjegg~Yavin

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                            • #15
                              Notice that the ad was edited today after the original owner/seller called him out.
                              He had a nice Epi Goldtop that I was interested in too, shame.
                              Good dealings with ~dcindc x2~alleytrash~ashasha~jjegg~Yavin

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