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Old 16-05-18, 07:17 PM
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Default WW2 Green beret....NOT!!

Hi Guy's,
Heads up on this green beret. Don't do it!! So many red flags. Don't bid on this one.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232770243823?ul_noapp=true


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Old 16-05-18, 08:48 PM
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Irv, Wouldn't you agree that the educational quality of this Forum might be greatly enhanced by at least mentioning some of your red flags?

Rgds, Thomas
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Old 17-05-18, 06:21 AM
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Irv, Wouldn't you agree that the educational quality of this Forum might be greatly enhanced by at least mentioning some of your red flags?

Rgds, Thomas
As would being able to share pictures of the offending item instead of an ebay link which will eventually become worthless when the images vanish form there. I know forum rules prohibit this but....
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Old 17-05-18, 03:46 PM
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There is a thread which explains it all better than I could.
http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/for...ad.php?t=43674

This was just a 'Heads up' post. But if you want a couple of red flags:- Badge is fake/restrike, stitching on the inside is wrong for WW2 and that is just from the pictures he has posted.

Read the link to the thread if you are interested.
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Also the sweatband is not genuine leather.
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Sold £145.
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Old 30-05-18, 08:25 PM
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One of the many pitfalls of eBay as we know it today is that bidders are hidden from each other, and we are now unable to offer advice to bidders. I donít recall when the change came about, and only had one minor negative experience where another bidder on an item I was interested in messaged me to say Ďitís mineí, which only served to encourage me as a buyer.

I donít believe many buyers search the eBay community forums for advice on items, and Iíve never found on-going discussions around live auctions.
Wouldnít it be good for bidders, and spectators to offer their pennyís worth on a live chat box one each and every auction?
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Old 31-05-18, 12:58 PM
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The person who won the auction has (0) feedback. They have started on the long road of 'Gaining knowledge'!

It is a shame that you can't email bidders to warn them. An expensive first lesson. The good news is it wasn't one of us (I hope).

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