"Fake" firsts on eBay abound
archetype at 20ants.com
Tue Feb 1 15:04:20 EST 2005
A general caveat...
***** Don't use eBay as your education! ***** eBay is the single largest
repository of misinformation on the planet. There is no larger collection
of bullshit by people who add 2+2 and get 22.
It doesn't matter what your collecting category is: handle lots of items
that you desire and read all available books on the topic. Don't rely on
eBay for any facts or absolutes. 90% of eBayers have no clue about what
they are selling, but have no reluctance to expound on their ignorance.
At 02:34 PM 2/1/2005, Scot Kamins wrote:
>Here's a warning for newbies and for experienced collectors who may have
>A seeming record number of titles falsely claiming to be ML Firsts and ML
>"true first American" editions are popping up on eBay. Folks are using the
>silliest reasons for claiming that a title is a first.
>Please know what you're bidding on!!! Follow these steps:
>(1) Look for first edition points appearing in the book and on the DJ. If
>they aren't in the listing, write the seller and ask for them.
>(2) Check the points against the Toledano Guide and against the
>information available on Dogeared.
>(3) Ask here - paste a link to the auction and ask us for help.
>It's your dough - don't throw it away!
>"Those who would sacrifice liberty for security are deserving of neither
>liberty nor security."
> - after Benjamin Franklin
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