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Old 10-08-2015, 03:37 PM   #1
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Default al3733 on Ebay

This guy makes a living selling one (bad) hat at a time on Ebay.
He takes common repros, artificially ages them, and adds his own embellishments, such as the vented cockade and Edelweiss on this "general" visor.


He never lists the hats as being real, but he never says they are fake, either:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/131623041919...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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Old 10-08-2015, 03:39 PM   #2
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He even manages to keep his feedback at 100%:

http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAP...edbackAsSeller
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Old 10-08-2015, 05:56 PM   #3
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Recent feedback from the buyer of the "Field Bishop Visor Hat":

"Consistantly OUTSTANDING, Reliably AWESOME, No One Does It Better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

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Old 10-09-2015, 07:43 PM   #4
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Maybe his target buyers are re-enactors?
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Old 10-09-2015, 10:14 PM   #5
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He never lists the hats as being real, but he never says they are fake, either:
True... but they are ALL still listed in the ORIGINAL ww2 German section...so he is still a scammer!
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Old 10-10-2015, 01:18 AM   #6
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I told him that this was a reproduction visor and he said, "I'm not an expert so you may know much more about visors than I do. You may be correct. Now I'm not sure."

I then told him that he needs to enlighten potential buyers this is a reproduction by stating this in the description and he stated, "Thanks for the information and insight."

No change... def a scammer. Good news is no one has bid on the item.
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Old 10-10-2015, 11:07 AM   #7
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Worse of all, I suspect many of these guys are known--and possibly respected--forum members. Better to spend your time getting a higher education and finding a high paying career than finance your collection by ripping your fellow collectors off. I guess some people just have no morals...something I'll never understand.
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Old 10-24-2015, 02:41 PM   #8
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Here is his latest "visor of the week"--a "Schalkhaar" Visor :

http://www.ebay.com/itm/131635817224...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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Old 10-24-2015, 02:56 PM   #9
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True... but they are ALL still listed in the ORIGINAL ww2 German section...so he is still a scammer!
Quite so, and this is what most people look at when judging real or repro

Collectibles>Militaria>WW II (1939-45)>Original Period Items>Germany>Hats & Helmets


so, yes he's still scamming.
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Old 10-25-2015, 02:54 PM   #10
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Looks like the same shill bidder is winning most of his hats--check out the feedback (probably from himself):



Another AMAZING Original @ Low Price & OUTSTANDING Service!!! THANKS AGAIN AL!!!

Big AL is Simply THE BEST of THE BEST of THE BEST PERIOD!!!!

Simply THE BEST!!! THANK YOU for Another AWESOME One BROTHER AL!!!!!!!

Consistantly OUTSTANDING, Reliably AWESOME, No One Does It Better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Another Awesome Original @ Low Price & Fast Service from Al!!! Simply THE BEST!!
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Old 10-25-2015, 04:57 PM   #11
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Hey Stonemint you should send the guy a message, but be gentle with him when you educate the poor sole!

But again it could be himself or a family member leaving the feedback

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Old 10-28-2015, 11:18 AM   #12
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Well, this thread may be having an effect--the Schalkhaar visor only got one bid (probably from himself).
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Old 10-28-2015, 02:17 PM   #13
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If you look at the feedback numbers on each of his over the top positive feedback comments, you will notice a trend - lots of "repeat business".

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Wow he sacrificed a Luftwaffe trade/specialty patch (trimmed down) to create this fabrication...

http://snyderstreasures.com/eBay/Ima...3/DSCN0044.JPG
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Old 11-03-2015, 09:55 AM   #15
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This week's offering--a "GFP" Officer Visor:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Field-Police...IAAOSwo6lWOMBx
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