eBay Scam

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by mikeyjm2, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. Damn right it's a scam. '54 P basses had slab bodies, this one has a contour. :smug:
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  2. Phud


    Jul 2, 2017
    Do A search on Rickenbacker 4001's on ebay it says from Japan
  3. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    '54 was the first year they had that one contour. That's why Lull and others replicate that year, rather than a '51.
  4. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 vaxx!

    Oct 31, 2006
    Western Hemisphere
    here's some advice: if you have to ask whether or not something is a scam, it's a scam
  5. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    Out there!
    Those are legit, I think.
  6. I was truly hoping the emoji at the end of the post would advertise the fact that it was sent in jest.
  7. Phud


    Jul 2, 2017
    Back in the early 70's It was rumored that Japan was buying up certain guitars and basses to copy them. "Pan American and Kay are names that come to mind. Some were actually fairly good. The guitarist in the band I was in at the time had a Les Paul copy. He loved it. The bolt on neck was a give away but other than that you could barely tell unless you knew what to look at.
    I had a early Epiphone short scale ET280 bass. Though it was not a copy of anything, I liked it. I still have that bass.
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2017
  8. ONYX


    Apr 14, 2000
    Well yeah---but it's just the idea.
  9. David Sutkin

    David Sutkin Schroeder Cabs and Maruszczyk bass artist Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2017
    Brooklyn, NY
    Here's one .....

    A brand new ** cough ** 1999 German Warwick Thumb with a buy it now of $19.67

    If only ....


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  10. mikeyjm2

    mikeyjm2 Keepin' it simple.

    Dec 31, 2014
    Houston, TX
    Interesting... $19.67 with free shipping from a person in China with zero feedback. SMH
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  11. mikeyjm2

    mikeyjm2 Keepin' it simple.

    Dec 31, 2014
    Houston, TX
    I haven't seen the ridiculously cheap vintage Fender thing on there in several days though.