fender serial numbers

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mindflow, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. mindflow


    Oct 31, 2004
    San Diego
    i was curious, does anyone know why a lot of people on ebay dont put full serial numbers on their auctions? like theyll put the first four numbers and then leave xx for the last two? what kind of harm could someone do knowing the serial number? thanks
  2. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    Because the possibillity of fraud exist. Whats to stop someone from making a police report with that serial # and then pointing to e-bay and saying that that is their instrument. It disrupts the auction. all you need to know with the serial #'s is the first few digits, those will tell you the year.
  3. hands5


    Jan 15, 2003
    good 'ol USA/Tampa fla.
  4. mindflow


    Oct 31, 2004
    San Diego
    that makes perfect sense, thank you