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I have yet to see this guys hard work pay off monetarily......he is putting together uniforms and making a few bucks...

seems like he sold his rep for pennies :blink:

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Okay, I told people NOT to reply to photos in the "rules for the forum" thread. BUT COME ON...REALLY???

 

LOOK AT THE RIBBONS.....they're BAAAAACK!

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I have yet to see this guys hard work pay off monetarily......he is putting together uniforms and making a few bucks...

seems like he sold his rep for pennies :blink:

 

Thats why I am still holding out a smidgen of hope. Just went through my collection, and it turns out I only bought one from him. And it happens to be pretty nice :w00t:

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Okay, I told people NOT to reply to photos in the "rules for the forum" thread. BUT COME ON...REALLY???

 

LOOK AT THE RIBBONS.....they're BAAAAACK!

 

Okay, that post came out looking like c*ap...but you get the point. Now HERE IS THE FREAKY THING...that Ike jacket with the same ribbons SOLD!!!

 

So is he now shill bidding too???

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Okay, just so you all don't think I'm nuts, here's the auction with the enlarged photo of the ribbons. This auction CLOSED with a winning bidder. Then the ribbons showed back up on another uniform...

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I can see that the seller is reading this thread. I would like to have a logical explaination.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Dave

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well the evidence so far seems to certainly suggest "beyond a reasonable doubt" that there is something very fraudulent going on....he's got some brass even logging on at this point....

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He is logging on because I have urged him to answer. Apparently, he has been blocked from posting. Please unblock him so we can get somewhere with this.

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He is logging on because I have urged him to answer. Apparently, he has been blocked from posting. Please unblock him so we can get somewhere with this.

 

 

I would like to hear the explaination...

 

Once again, here's his feedback for the set of ribbons that has now appeared on two of his uniforms. One of those uniforms sold, and now the very same ribbons are on another uniform he's selling. That either means that the buyer backed out on the deal (where's the negative feedback?) or he shill bid his own auction and kept the uniform (unlikely?)

 

I'd love to hear a logical explaination...

 

Dave

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It may seem like I'm the "lynch mob", but I'm really not. I just want a logical explaination.

 

Here's the positive feedback he left for the buyer of the above Ike jacket. That's great, except the same ribbon bar showed up on another uniform currently for sale.

 

So where did the uniform go? How did it get sold and then how did it show back up, only to be stripped and the parts sewn on other uniforms?

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Guess I shouldn't add fuel to a blazing fire, but since this is ticking me off, lets not forget that we need thread to sew those patches on guys:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...em=160534059628

 

Been following some of his auctions, couple of them were bidded pretty high:

USMC dog handler jacket

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...e=STRK:MEWAX:IT

82nd Airborne Jacket

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...e=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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Cobrahistorian

Mr. Alexander can't post at this point.

 

It has been clear for months that he's a fraud. When called on it, he's admitted "adding" things to legit uniforms but continues to do so. I would encourage any forum members to complain to ebay about his fraudulent behavior.

 

He's a liar and a thief.

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Guess I shouldn't add fuel to a blazing fire, but since this is ticking me off, lets not forget that we need thread to sew those patches on guys:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...em=160534059628

 

Been following some of his auctions, couple of them were bidded pretty high:

USMC dog handler jacket

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...e=STRK:MEWAX:IT

82nd Airborne Jacket

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...e=STRK:MEWAX:IT

 

That dog handler uniform in particular bothers me. I eMailed him and asked explicitly, was any insignia added to the uniform, or was it all original to the uniform, and he said it was as he found it and assured me that the insignia had been there since the 40s. :thumbdown: Given the evidence posted here, that's probably NOT the case, and he STILL let it sell for almost $400. This is pretty sad.

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A V on a legion of merit ribbon? Is that normal? I dont really do much with medals.

 

The V on a LOM was more common in WW-II than later, I believe. I've seen several senior Marine officer racks from the period with a V on the LOM. Chesty Puller and Peter Ortiz immediately come to mind (and Ortiz got his as a Major or brand new Lt Col).

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This wing that he won on ebay looks an awful lot like one that is on a uniform that he is currently selling.

They certainly do. Very suspiciously so. :thumbdown:

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And then the wings on the uniform in the seller-in-question's auction. I am certain that they were purchased from the same tailor shop by different pilots, but they were both sewn by the same hand (note the slight sewing errors common to both - the short feathers in the same spot, the curves in the same place...)

Uh, oh.....BUSTED!! He didn't even change the shape of the background; not a bit. Just sewed it on...and not a very neat sewing job for an officer's blouse.

 

I was looking at a couple other uniforms this seller has up for sale on eBay but what I've seen here is enough for me to be very suspicious of everything he has for sale. It's not worth having to worry about it; I think I'll just pass his stuff by.

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It also has chevrons that weren't worn by the Army until 1951.

So ..... he's not even a knowledgeable faker, then?

 

Perhaps he doesn't care of eBayers with enough knowledge to spot the fakes pass them by. I guess there are enough relative novices (likre I was when I bought something from him some time ago) or totally unknowing who will believe the hype and buy his junk. Too bad he couldn't be nailed for mail fraud. :mad:

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I'll give the seller "some" credit for pulling the auction; but I'd like to hear about the other examples cited in this thread.

Perhaps. But to me, the $64,000 question is why did he really pull it.

 

Did he do so because he made an honest mistake or because he got busted. I'd like to give a person the benefit of reasonable doubt. particularly since I don't know this seller personally. However, the sheer volume of questionable items, and clear put-togethers (where he's bought easily identifiable wings, ribbons, etc that later appeared on uniforms for sale) in his selling history is enough to give me (that's me personally) considerable pause and to give this seller a w-i-d-e berth.....but that's just me.

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Mr. Alexander. You are logged on now. Please defend yourself.

I don't know how there could he could possibly present ANY credible defense in the face of such overwhelming evidence of deliberate fraud.

 

I could see one or even two instances but there is absolutely no way for him to explain away this enormous preponderance of evidence that he is perpetuating a continuing fraud upon unsuspecting eBay buyers (one of which, I'm embarrassed to say, was me some years ago).

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Guess I shouldn't add fuel to a blazing fire, but since this is ticking me off, lets not forget that we need thread to sew those patches on guys:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...em=160534059628

 

Been following some of his auctions, couple of them were bidded pretty high:

USMC dog handler jacket

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...e=STRK:MEWAX:IT

82nd Airborne Jacket

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...e=STRK:MEWAX:IT

 

 

And heres the patch thats on the 82nd airborne uniform it was purchased on Dec 21st. Look at the blue edge, and the imperfection on the corner.

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...D&viewitem=

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And here's the patch on the uniform...

 

You can see the imperfections align perfectly.

 

I'm still interested in the explaination... :think:

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