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    Fake "Gold Leica" on eBay.

    http://cgi.ebay.de/LEITZ-mit-Leitz-E...3A1|240%3A1318

    The camera clearly is a Zorki that had it's chrome polished off, and fake "Leica" engravings added. The "gold" is brass... I have emailed the seller about it two times, plus reported it to eBay, but nothing happened. Maybe someone that can write german could email the seller and also report it?

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    I reported it.
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    I wouldn't get too excited about it - or you'll get yourself in a lather every week! these things keep coming out of the FSU and all sorts of exotic variants appear on EBay with great regularity.
    I've just sold one the same that I bought a couple of years ago, thinking it might be a cheap way into Leica territory. Well, it was - I put one roll of film through it and went and bought a IIIf.
    And now I've sold the fake for 2/3rds of what it cost me. Serves me right.

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    Listing now has the addition:
    Der Verkäufer hat dieses Angebot beendet. (Näheres finden Sie unter Umständen in nachfolgender Artikelbeschreibung.)
    The seller has terminated this listing. (Further details may be given in the article description below)
    [they aren't]

    I don't think this type of thing does much harm - no, it isn't a Leica, no, it isn't gold, but anyone who believed it was would deserve to lose their money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ath View Post
    I reported it.
    Caveat emptor applies.

    These leica rip-offs are well known, quite common, and in some respects are considered collector's items in their own right. I'm not sure I appreciate you "reporting it". Some people are legitimately interested in buying these, believe it or not
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    Quote Originally Posted by walter23 View Post
    Caveat emptor applies.

    These leica rip-offs are well known, quite common, and in some respects are considered collector's items in their own right. I'm not sure I appreciate you "reporting it". Some people are legitimately interested in buying these, believe it or not
    I doubt whether anyone would have an issue if it were sold as a "Leica copy". Advertising it as the real thing suggests an intent to deceive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walter23 View Post
    I'm not sure I appreciate you "reporting it". Some people are legitimately interested in buying these, believe it or not
    Well, I understand that some people collect these. However this item was advertised as genuine Leitz camera which is simply wrong. I see only two reasons to do so: 1. he didn't know better and in this case he should be happy that someone told him so; 2. he wanted to get more money than it's worth. This is fraud.

    If this item would have been described as "Leica copy" or "Fake Leica" everything would have been OK,
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    You guys are all in the right. If someone wants to buy a copy, fake or make-believe, that's their right but adverts must not mislead and if intent to deceive is obvious then it should be reported. Ha!

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    The item was pulled without a sale, so the guy learned his lesson.
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    You nosey bastards just ruined my gold-plated one Euro Leica buying experience.
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