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Aparently EBAY is now allowing counterfeit Gibson guitars (A.K.A.Chibsons)

Toecutter

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I apologize for double posting this, but I initially posted this in the bayWatch forum, but looks like no one reads it. I wanted more folks to see it.


I was looking for some parts on EBAY last night and I came across at least 10 auctions featuring counterfeit Gibson guitars, some advertised as Chibsons. I this really being allowed on EBAY now??? I reported a few but EBAY has since done nothing.

BTW I reported this to EBAY this morning and the listing are still active...

I can't believe Gibson is not keeping an eye out for this nonsense.
 

jrgtr42

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Honestly, I'm not as worried if it's specifically advertised and described as not being a real Gibson.
A fake being sold as a real is where I get worried.
 

Arnold M.

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I apologize for double posting this, but I initially posted this in the bayWatch forum, but looks like no one reads it. I wanted more folks to see it.


I was looking for some parts on EBAY last night and I came across at least 10 auctions featuring counterfeit Gibson guitars, some advertised as Chibsons. I this really being allowed on EBAY now??? I reported a few but EBAY has since done nothing.

BTW I reported this to EBAY this morning and the listing are still active...

I can't believe Gibson is not keeping an eye out for this nonsense.

I agree, Ebay is lower than a snake's belly and they would steal Christ off the Cross if they could make so much as a single penny of profit, however given the current circumstances both companies are hurting bad financially and I'm sure that getting in a costly legal battle is the last thing Gibson needs ... hopefully in the future ..
 

Toecutter

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Honestly, I'm not as worried if it's specifically advertised and described as not being a real Gibson.
A fake being sold as a real is where I get worried.


It's a copyright infringement regardless if they say its fake or not. Just like trying to sell a fake Rolex watch. My biggest concern is someone buying these crap guitars and then reselling them as real.

I reported the bogus auctions to EBAY and they have so far done nothing. I also contacted Gibson's legal department for good measure. I'm hoping someone will do something.
 

deytookerjaabs

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I once listed an amp build, had a separate cab/speakers with the brand's chassis.

It was taken down for "Fraudulent Listing." After hours on the phone with some fella who could barely speak English telling me "No Sir, you have Jensen Amplifier, it is not what you say, it says Jensen on it" I finally gave up explaining to him what the chassis was. Then, a week or two later an email giving me permission to re-list.


Yeah, it's a big company, everything is backasswards.
 

Thunder Dump

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Honestly, I'm not as worried if it's specifically advertised and described as not being a real Gibson.
A fake being sold as a real is where I get worried.

As someone else pointed out, it's still illegal to sell a fake utilizing the trademark of another, even if you say it's a fake.
 

AJCR

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No marketplace like that has the resources to proactively police fakes.
Ebay will pull an ad if it it has reports about a guitar being fake, but is is utterly ludicrous to expect them to be able to sift through every ad as it is put up with enough qualified staff and see whether it is a fake.

So yes, nothing to see here.
 
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