Foney Fender for sale on Aussie ebay

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by PilbaraBass, May 20, 2007.

  1. Mr_Dave


    Mar 11, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    Employee - Basscentre Melbourne
    man, that thing looks horrid. hilarious
  2. ROON


    Aug 5, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    Oh no, he lives in the same state as me. :rollno:
  3. A9X

    A9X Inactive

    Dec 27, 2003
    So do several million others. And it seems they were all on the M5 earllier tonight.
  4. matt"bass"


    Oct 20, 2005
    how apt is it that he "doesn't know much about guitars" :meh:
  5. ROON


    Aug 5, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    Third time I've been through the Lane Cove tunnel tonight, and there was not a soul in there. Just like the two previous times. :p
  6. It's a Pretender Fender.
  7. At least he's not claiming that it's a vintage Fender or anything. In fact, he's not even claiming it's a Fender. But $550 for a blatant knock off? That's a bit steep.
  8. Has the add been "updated"?? Doesnt mention the word fender at all. Way too expencive for a cheap copy though.

    Originally Posted by A9X
    "So do several million others. And it seems they were all on the M5 earllier tonight."

    This is why I live in Melbourne!! Was up in Sydney about 3 weeks ago & spent most of my time stuck in traffic, late for gigs! Even the toll roads were jammed! Must admit, I like the new lane cove tunnel!

  9. Mr_Dave


    Mar 11, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    Employee - Basscentre Melbourne
    hijackin here but man - melbournes traffic ain't too good either:D
  10. DaRK_CaRNiVaL


    Sep 13, 2005
    I checked that out the first time when they put it up and it looked wrong, especially the sticker, neck everything.. don't remember if it actually said Fender in the listing.
    I am actually in the market for a P or J so luckily I know enough not to bid :p
  11. funkydjembe


    Apr 5, 2007
    Isn't there a law against stuff like that?? That's outright blatant destruction against the fender name in a public place:eyebrow: :scowl:
  12. felch182


    May 26, 2005
    I saw that ad a couple of day's ago and he did claim it was a fender mia.
  13. hmmm...interesting...the auction is STILL misleading. because the headstock says "fender" and the neckplate says "fender"...
    he must stipulate that it is "not a Fender"...

    i have messaged him...he hasn't responded...

    I'm goint to report this auction as fraudulant...I suggest you all do the same...I don't want to see someone get suckered here.
  14. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    Well the seller never declared it as a Fender, so he's not really doing anything wrong.
  15. I beg to differ, he's selling a bass that claims itsself to be a "fender" via the decal and neckplate without being a fender
    at all...

    hence, he is trying to sell a fraudulant item...a "bootleg", if you will...

    in additon...this bass is listed under "Fender Basses" when you do a search...

    the seller really has an ethical as well as legal obligation to make potential buyers aware...

    "i don't know much about musical instruments" is NOT an excuse...the seller is responsible for his own auction.
  16. Actually, even if he says it's a knock off it's still against the rules. There's copyright infrigement involed in the improper use of the logo. So it's not kosher.
  17. he'll have to modify the logo...

    not much you can do about a stamped part (re. neckplate), however...
  18. mikeboth

    mikeboth The last thing you'll ever see

    Jun 14, 2002
    Tallinn, Estonia
    Operator: prophecysound systems
    Besides the logo, how can you tell it's not the real deal? Or, better put, how can 'one' tell it's not authentic in the general case?

    For one thing, I never buy music or specialised gear from someone who doesn't know anything about it - except in the case where it's obvious they don't know anything because the price is so low. :D
  19. exactly...for those who know's easy...the headstock is wrong, the body is wrong, the bridge is wrong, the pickguard is wrong, the control plate is wrong.

    but for those who think it's fender because it "looks fender" and "says fender"...and "hey, aren't fenders supposed to be expensive?"...they'll be fooled

    besides, one poster already said that the item was originally touted to be an MIA fender...:rollno:

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