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    Ebay Scam Warning

    Hi all. Today, I received an alert for a FV1 made by Pitbull Guitars. It's currently sitting at $35, and to those unfamiliar with Ebay buying, looks legit. The warning signs are pretty obvious.
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    For those of us that are unfamiliar with ebay buying... what are the "obvious" warning signs...apart from the price...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrissyinbkk View Post
    For those of us that are unfamiliar with ebay buying... what are the "obvious" warning signs...apart from the price...
    The lack of feedback ratings for the seller would be one place to look at plus the seller's location is shown in what I presume is Chinese lettering.
    # 1 - EX-5 https://goo.gl/fQJMqh
    # 2 - EX-1 https://goo.gl/KSY9W9
    # 3 - Non PBG Tele https://goo.gl/W14G5g
    # 4 - Non PBG J Bass https://goo.gl/FbBaFy
    # 5 - TL-1AR GOTM Aug 2017 https://goo.gl/sUh14s
    # 6 - MMB-4 Runner-up GOTM Oct 2018https://goo.gl/gvrPkp
    # 7 - ES-1 Runner-up GOTM Aug 2018https://goo.gl/T9BEY8

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    Pit Bull Guitars are only sold on eBay through their Australian eBay site. Unfortunately they still have their old company title, builkdyourownguitar, as the user name (presumably to keep the feedback stars), but the shop name is Pit Bull Guitars.

    Anything else is just wrong.

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    Called Adam - he can request that they pull the ad. Good pickup Hbg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendan View Post
    Called Adam - he can request that they pull the ad. Good pickup Hbg.
    I reported both to Ebay, as trademark infringements.

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