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Offline skyjackers

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Selling posters you don't actually own
« on: May 15, 2019, 06:07:07 AM »
I recently found a Mars Attacks! poster I'd never seen before on ebay.com. It was from a French seller who (in my opinion) gives their posters huge prices, this one priced at $389.

I was disappointed because I could neither afford or justify the price. I decided to have a look on ebay.fr and to my surprise, found another copy with a buy it now price of Ä15. Obviously I clicked the button. Having not seen this poster before I decided to do some research between the 2 listings because I thought it was strange they'd both appear at the same time.

Turns out the .com seller was using the .fr sellers pic, but just corrected the perspective and cropped it slightly. I contacted the .fr seller a few days later and he said the poster 'may' have been sold, then the listing was removed.

I can't work out if he's a scam artist or a genius!?!

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Re: Selling posters you don't actually own
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2019, 12:27:50 PM »
Got a pic of this poster, Matt?


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Re: Selling posters you don't actually own
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2019, 12:32:26 PM »
389?!? Sounds like Freddymiet but his is set at $289
If it is him I do know he has a partner but unsure of his partnerís name.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F222611163320

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Re: Selling posters you don't actually own
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2019, 03:22:15 PM »
That's him, different poster though. When I can work out my pic hosting I'll post some images.

« Last Edit: May 15, 2019, 03:49:33 PM by skyjackers »

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Re: Selling posters you don't actually own
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2019, 11:42:34 AM »
389?!? Sounds like Freddymiet but his is set at $289
If it is him I do know he has a partner but unsure of his partnerís name.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F222611163320

This guy prices ALL his F/S posters like they are coated in 24K gold....  :-\


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Re: Selling posters you don't actually own
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2019, 06:43:58 PM »
I like the name of this thread!  I'd like to start some branches off of it:

--"Selling posters that you don't actually want to own"

--"Selling posters that you actually already sold"

And, thanks for staying with me here,

--"Selling posters you don't want others to actually own"

Okie

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Re: Selling posters you don't actually own
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2019, 08:06:31 PM »

--"Selling posters you don't want others to actually own"


That's a popular one with some sellers
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Re: Selling posters you don't actually own
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2019, 08:47:35 PM »
not selling posters you never wanted to own

triple-selling posters owned by Zero Mostel

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Re: Selling posters you don't actually own
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2019, 10:22:51 PM »
not selling posters you never wanted to own

triple-selling posters owned by Zero Mostel

That dang Zero Mostel! Thanks for confirming, Richie! Okie

Offline AdamCarterJones

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Re: Selling posters you don't actually own
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2019, 05:11:19 AM »
A well-known, expensive dealer does this by using "Special Order" terminology, which many find is wrong...we all know who he is.
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