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What a bad freaking collecting week...I was duped.


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What a disappointment. I picked up all of these items from the same auction. Go figures.

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/175724-newly-acquired-jump-wings/

 

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/175725-helmet-cover-era/

 

 

So F*ing disappointed. End rant.

"Without struggle, there is no progress." -Frederick Douglas

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It has happened to us all. Hopefully the "scores" will out number the "oh hells"

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A smart phone is a great tool if you were sitting at the auction. Some quick research can save you a lot of trouble. We have all bought fakes before, if not then there would be no reason for the scammers to sell them.

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A smart phone is a great tool if you were sitting at the auction. Some quick research can save you a lot of trouble. We have all bought fakes before, if not then there would be no reason for the scammers to sell them.

 

It was through proxibid, an online auction.

 

What does one do with their repros? Do you guys still put them in your display or do you put them in a drawer never to look at again?

 

Hope it was not an expensive lesson. We have all done it.

 

Bob

$300 lesson :(

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Proxibid...grab the photo and post it here if you had a question about it. Saves a lot of headache when learning.

Looking for items from the 38th Infantry Regiment

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I have a box of repo stuff I take to shows and what not. I was educated by some dealers that way about what to look for, so in turn I do the same thing. Scammers only hurt this hobby's reputation.

Looking for items from the 38th Infantry Regiment

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I am so sorry to read this. It has happened to most, if not all, collectors at one time or another. Doesn't take the sting out of the situation, but just know most of us have been there before.

 

I bought what I thought was a real tiger-stripe set off of an unscrupulous dealer when I was 14. A few years later, I found out it was a fake set. I was devestated.

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It was through proxibid, an online auction.

 

What does one do with their repros? Do you guys still put them in your display or do you put them in a drawer never to look at again?

 

$300 lesson :(

 

Which auction house was it thru proxibid?

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I have been there! I was 19 years old when I first entered the collecting field. I spent $1,000 on a "Civil War" uniform. I later found out that it was a musicians uniform from the 20th century. I've grown a lot over the past 15 years, but it is something that I will always remember. Always do your homework, and know your area of interest like the back of your hand. $300 is a lot of money, but I think it taught you something that a textbook could never do.

 

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Proxibid...grab the photo and post it here if you had a question about it. Saves a lot of headache when learning.

 

I posted this...http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/173687-ss-ltd-wings/

 

 

 

Which auction house was it thru proxibid?

 

It was through Aaron Joseph & Company, LLC

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I would keep them and use them in displays or use them as reference. You could also sell them to re-encators who would love a "period correct" looking wing to wear just my $0.05

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Canadian special service medals German WW2 wound badges and wound medals/badges from every other nation

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Sorry to hear that. For me, I dont like having repops around so I sell/trade them to a local who deals with reenactors and bikers (I guess they buy the repop TR stuff).

 

Philip

Actively Seeking:

WW2 USN/USMC Attributed/Named Purple Heart Groups

WW2 USN/USMC Combat Aviation Groups

 

WW2 and Prior USN/USMC Medal Groups

 

Contact me if you have something

 



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It really sucks that you got burnt--as previous posters have said it happens to all of us--whether we want to admit it or not. Takes a real man to publicly admit his mistakes-hopefully by posting this it can save a few of us from stumbling down the same path.

Looking for: Fourth/ Seventh Rhode Island Infantry items


Purple Heart : Robert L. Freitag KIA ETO 2/11/45


Any US/German items with the last name "Freitag"


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What was the original auction description of the cover? Did it say "authentic" or "looks like"...??

 

You might be able to send it back for a refund. Some places advertise "as is", etc. but if it was described as being "authentic", etc. you might have a shot.

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Guys need to remeber that ProxiBid and Liveauctioneers are only the internet gateway to these houses, they have NOTHING to do with guarentees, descriptions, etc. The house here in question, Aaron, has many crap shinola relics., Third Reich. If you ever need a list of Proxibid/LiveAuctioneer auctions of militarias that are full of BS, just ask, I will be happy to post the lists.

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Guys need to remeber that ProxiBid and Liveauctioneers are only the internet gateway to these houses, they have NOTHING to do with guarentees, descriptions, etc. The house here in question, Aaron, has many crap shinola relics., Third Reich. If you ever need a list of Proxibid/LiveAuctioneer auctions of militarias that are full of BS, just ask, I will be happy to post the lists.

Please do! You should post a list and sticky that.

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At least you didn't buy a kraut helmet and find out it was fake! That gets expensive... :wacko:

Or a Winkler special

 

 

 

 

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