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Re: Tangerine Bricklayer - are there any fakes out there?
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2013, 03:37:46 AM »
You must be psychic Kane - I received an email at 5.28 am this morning from Paypal telling me to mail it back to the seller and once I prove I have done so they will issue a full refund to me.

I would have preferred to accept a part refund and keep it - then I could be sure the same thing doesn't happen again - I would have engraved it on the base as a reproduction,  however that is not an option I have been given. If I don't send proof of tracked mailing then I don't get the refund. I hope the seller now will sell it next time (if he does)  with a proper description as a reproduction. 

Thanks you for your help in this. Much appreciated

Will be thanking Wolfie again via Whitefriars.com, and making a donation to the site as a thankyou.
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Re: Tangerine Bricklayer - are there any fakes out there?
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2013, 08:30:36 AM »
I will keep an eye out for it being listed again. I am sure it will be listed again in a few months deceitfully. At least you will be getting your money back on it. Considering what you paid for it!

I would love to break it to make sure there is one less piece of this fake stuff out in the market place LOL :)


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Re: Tangerine Bricklayer - are there any fakes out there?
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2013, 02:44:26 AM »
I wasn't going to break it - but was going to get my son to dremel 2010 and repro into the base of it!
Unfortunately it would cost me $220 to do that - which I cannot really afford! so back it has gone.

And I will also keep an eye open for it.

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Re: Tangerine Bricklayer - are there any fakes out there?
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2013, 11:28:12 AM »
Surely it wouldn't cost $220 to dremel it?  :o :o :o
You could have used a diamond point pen (not expensive, from an art shop); you could have asked your friendly local dentist to help...
I've had a bit of glass someboody marked with their own name and address, just scratched with (probably) a diamond point pen.

I do agree the repros should be marked as such, so they can't be passed off as the far more expensive originals.
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Re: Tangerine Bricklayer - are there any fakes out there?
« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2013, 11:54:59 AM »
Glad you got it sorted Jak :)
Sue, I think Jak means it was a little too expensive at $220 to keep it in order to 'dremel' it  :)

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Re: Tangerine Bricklayer - are there any fakes out there?
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2013, 12:03:49 PM »
Doh!
I did think Son was rather overcharging Mum for such a wee  job.  ;D :-[ ;D

and I was slightly concerned about whether or not it would have been "defacing" the item (before returning it) as it technically belongs to somebody else.

Just a real pity you didn't get a refund of $200 and get to keep it.  :'(
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Re: Tangerine Bricklayer - are there any fakes out there?
« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2013, 12:15:46 PM »
Personally I would have marked it all over 'fake' with a UV pen before I sent it back then if it does get resold you could inform the new owner to shine a black light on it.

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Re: Tangerine Bricklayer - are there any fakes out there?
« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2013, 12:46:04 PM »
Ha Ha  ;D   Misunderstanding indeed.   No - there was no charge to dremel it - it was just that the terms of the refund were that it was returned to the seller in original condition. And the $220 was my refund that i would have lost if I had dremeled it.  I did offer when I lodged the claim to take a part refund and keep it - but that wasn't an option as far as Paypal were concerned.

Mind you - if I had known that such things as UV pens existed - and had one - I probably would have been tempted!  However it has gone back now.
I will be watching for it coming up for sale again though - as will Kane - who advised me it was a fake in the first place. and we will be letting the seller know we are watching.

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Re: Tangerine Bricklayer - are there any fakes out there?
« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2013, 12:57:24 PM »
You can buy the pens for about a £1 or the kit with the black light for £6
Handy to mark your items you sell on eBay good for the 'dodgy' buyers who have a damaged item who buy your 'perfect' piece and claim it was 'damaged' when they received it!!! it does happen.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ultra-violet-black-light-lamp-torch-FREE-UV-marker-pen-NEW-/150979975008?pt=UK_SportsLeisure_Camping_LightsLanternsTorches&hash=item23271b9760

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Re: Tangerine Bricklayer - are there any fakes out there?
« Reply #29 on: January 15, 2013, 01:22:21 PM »
Thanks Chris

Will keep an eye open.

I don't sell much though - and when I do it is usually in person at a collectors fair.

Thanks for the tip though

Jackie

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