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Old 06-24-2019, 07:38 PM   #1
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Fake samples on Ebay

There is a user on EBay (Esmeralda_00) who has listed a “Sample TunisAir A320” for €200.

This isn’t a sample. It’s a custom model which was listed by the creator for £30 and he has relisted once he bought it. Please don’t purchase models from him.

If people are not honest it makes it much harder to know whether we can buy genuine models on eBay.
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Old 06-25-2019, 03:49 AM   #2
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Incredible! I immediately sent a notice to eBay, and a private message to the seller, I hope I am not the only one!!!
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Old 06-25-2019, 05:28 AM   #3
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Re: Fake samples on Ebay

Haha I saw it as well!

Even if it was a real sample or a serial model, it doesn't deserve that high price.
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Re: Fake samples on Ebay

The model has been withdrawn by ebay.
The main problem was the box with the written "Herpa Turkish Airlines A320WL Sample", clearly a fraud.
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Old 06-25-2019, 01:52 PM   #5
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Re: Fake samples on Ebay

But it was a very good custom job - hats off to the gifted creator!
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Old 07-01-2019, 10:07 AM   #6
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Re: Fake samples on Ebay

I think that may have been a mistake by the seller. I've purchased from that seller before and received nice samples from them (they also accept offers so you don't have to pay the price listed)


However, a while back I purchased 4 samples from a different seller to find that 3 out of the 4 had the 'herpa' name on the bottom and as a result not samples at all.
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I think that may have been a mistake by the seller. I've purchased from that seller before and received nice samples from them (they also accept offers so you don't have to pay the price listed)


However, a while back I purchased 4 samples from a different seller to find that 3 out of the 4 had the 'herpa' name on the bottom and as a result not samples at all.
Sadly it wasn't. I checked. He purchased from the customer seller and relisted as a sample. Numerous people also messaged him about and it remained up for several days before it was removed.
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At least it has been removed.
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Re: Fake samples on Ebay

Same buyer strikes again!

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This is a Jet2 B738 listed as a sample, but it looks like a custom (compare my attached picture with the original picture).

A real shame ! Please everyone send a notification to the buyer and to ebay!



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Old 07-15-2019, 06:28 AM   #10
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Re: Fake samples on Ebay

He is a con artist. There is nothing wrong with relisting it if he is honest but pretending it is a sample is poor form. I hope nobody buys anything from this guy.
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Re: Fake samples on Ebay

I also have doubts that the Malaysia Singapore 737-200 is a real sample and not just the model from Herpa’s set.
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Re: Fake samples on Ebay

The seller edited the title, it isn't listed as sample anymore.

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I also have doubts that the Malaysia Singapore 737-200 is a real sample and not just the model from Herpa’s set.
Actually I think that's legit, because he bought it from another seller whom I trust and already bought samples from.
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The seller edited the title, it isn't listed as sample anymore.



Actually I think that's legit, because he bought it from another seller whom I trust and already bought samples from.
Do Herpa samples have handwritten text on their boxes?
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Yes they may.
And there are also samples with Herpa logo printed on the belly.
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Re: Fake samples on Ebay

Eurojet,
I'm a big collector of samples. Just out of interest what Herpa Samples have 'Herpa' Printed on the bottom of them?


Interestingly I have 2 Swissair A310's (old gen and old livery) which don't have herpa printed on the bottom but they came in a normal Swissair A310 box.
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