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#1 Tino

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 11:08 AM

This guy is unbelievable!
http://cgi.ebay.com/...O...A1|240:1318

#2 Tino

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 11:11 AM

Expect at least 71 more to hit the market!
If they all sell for $99.00, he makes roughly $7000.00
http://cgi.ebay.com/...em=230282669895

#3 M1Marksman

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 11:26 AM

So, is the first guy buying the bogus crossed arrows from the second guy & making his own version of FSSF brass, or are they the same seller? The arrows don't even look close to the originals.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 11:34 AM

Yup, The seller bought 3 lots of arrows (check his feedback on dec 19) and made up his own FSSF disc which he sold for $99.00!!!
They really don't look anything like the originals but it worked.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 11:38 AM

Here is the picture of the arrows he bought and the disc he made and sells as WWII orginals

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Edited by Tino, 07 February 2009 - 11:39 AM.


#6 costa

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 11:42 AM

these clowns just dont quit. they polute the maket with their cheap unsavory crap and the hobby suffers. every time some one gets ripped off some one should e-mail the winner and tell them.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 02:58 PM

STUNNING. I wonder if this guy is bold, or stupid to think he wouldn't get found out like this? It's all right there on his feedback score. Unbelievable.

#8 tredhed2

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 04:20 PM

There is a thread somewhere on the Forum on the best way to report guys like him - and it helps if there is more than one complaint.

It would be nice if someone from the USPS was on the Forum, too.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 05:03 PM

Wow, what a shame. Unfortunate thing is the amount of this crap littering ebay more and more.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 05:54 PM

Wow, this seller is a real pip! He isn't even very good at covering his tracks by using the same account to buy the arrows as he is using to sell the fake?!?! :blink:

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 08:37 PM

This guy is a piece of work did you see he also bought a EasyGreen helmet maybe that will come back on you think as real http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbdown.gif :(

#12 Tino

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 05:37 PM

Another heads up, watch for these cords to be used and transformed into original FSSF hats as soon as the seamstres is done with them.
They will either be on ebay soon or saved for the SOS
http://cgi.ebay.com/...em=300289044983
and
http://cgi.ebay.com/...em=140299417500

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 05:40 PM

Thats one ugly set of arrows.Cant believe anyone would fall for that one.

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 06:30 PM

Those are awful! Both the arrows AND the hat piping!!

#15 M1Marksman

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 07:45 PM

I DID email the buyer of the fake brass, but never got a reply. Whatever. Guess they got more money than sense.

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 11:23 AM

OK I don't know anything about FSSF stuff, but I do know this dealer so I contacted him. Here is his response:

"The disc in question was made by Firman at the end of the war. I had to buy a hundred arrows because that is the way they where sold, to see if the arrow was the same. I guess years back the guy who has all the dies in Chicago bought up all the arrows left over and sold them to people who make Indian jewelry or something like that."

I do know that this seller has an extensive FSSF collection himself. I have purchased many items from him in the past ( not admittedly FSSF) and they have all been good.

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 09:48 PM

That disc is laughable!

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 06:12 AM

Those arrows are reminiscent of the Indian Scouts arrows, but nothing that was ever issued during WWII to anyone in the FSSF.

Here's a link to our unit website's Enlisted Dress page. It deals with the collar discs and shows originals owned by FSSFLHG members.

http://members.tripo...ssflhg/id24.htm

Edited by Cobrahistorian, 26 February 2009 - 06:14 AM.



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