Lace is without a doubt a great place to buy signed items, but only if you know what you are doing, buying on eBay without the proper knowledge can be a very expensive process.
I have been working full time with signatures for over 20 years, receiving over 25,000 transactions on eBay alone, negotiating on eBay, attending eBay University and even with fake signatures from the main eBay office in London Broadcasting a live seminar, but I still can. Sometimes I tend to buy pointless crap all over the site, so if you can be fooled, think about new eBay cheats in the stylish eBay world How easy it is to give.
Trying to buy anything signed up for eBay can be a nightmare, at best you can get something real and it will only cost you a few pounds, but at least you can kidnap hundreds of pounds for something that is out of your reach! On the other hand, by following a few simple rules, you can always find real gems and take over more than a few deals.
Over the last ten years, I've learned a lot on eBay to help anyone make a safe purchase, and here I hope to show you some tricks and some rules to help you sort wheat from chaff.
As the world's largest online marketplace, it has become the largest fraudster and shufflers market in the world! Look for items signed on eBay, Sellics any day of the week, and you will find that hundreds of counterfeit items are one of the many good items that merchants around the world honor.
Learning to look for a fake personal signature requires many years of experience and a trained eye, so the focus here will be on showing you what you're looking for, making you a fraudster. It will be a little easier to identify the fraudulent seller instead of identifying the item.
Let's say you searched for Frank Sinatra's signature and finally found what you liked on eBay. Of course, you need to do some basic checks on the signature itself, because only by doing these checks and comparisons will you learn how to discover the truth from a fake. Some articles were placed on Sinatra's signature, so you can get help with a few Google clicks. If you are a collector, you may have already invested in and read some reference books, such as Ray Rawlins Books, or at least a copy of the Sanders Price Guide. Here again, Google or Amazon can be helpful, and doing homework is part of the signature buying process.
Remember, I'm only focusing on bad sellers, not bad signatures, but there may be articles that can help on the signature side, so look for and read them.
Always check everything related to the seller on eBay, and there are many ways to do this. Always read the entire page at least twice, making sure all seller information is verified, and so on. Suppose he is a fraudster and finds reasons to trust him, not as around.
1. Check their notes on similar or similar items. If what you are looking for is rare (as is the case with Sinatra), are they being sold or do they have any other items? Use Goofbay (Google it) to check what they have sold in the last 90 days, as eBay only allows you to check in the last 30 days. That alone can sometimes tell you everything you need to know.
2. Do they have other things that are rare and hard to find? Have they sold the same product in the last couple of weeks? Are these items replicated at lower prices offered by other reputable merchants?
3. Do they use "private auctions" in a search that says, "This is a private listing, your information will not be shared with anyone." What does this mean? This really means that the seller is hiding something, and no matter what they can do in the auction, it's not because they protect you from spam or sellers who have similar items. Their real, real reason is not letting you discover the truth, because through a private auction or private bid, they try not to let you know what they have sold in recent weeks, and other eBay users stop warning you of possible counterfeit items.
4. Where is it located? On site sites they can say they are the "best on eBay" and try to hide from you their actual site. Some of the so-called 'traffickers' who handle fraud from other countries - Spain, France, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Singapore and Australia - are all fraudsters who have taken action against the UK simply because it is being perpetrated by British police or marketing standards. Can't catch. Don't accept what the product site says.