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The Opinion of Authenticity a Solid Safeguard to eBay Shopping.
Counterfeiting is becoming more recognized as a persistent problem to buyers on popular online auction sites such as eBay. Although many safeguards exist to provide a protected atmosphere for buyers, online experts with WhatsItWorthToYou.com offer bidders a quick and easy opinion .
As an example, take appraiser Louis Lawrence’s comments to a customer about an item up for auction on eBay, “This is a fake. It is not hand painted but transfer printed. The crown above crossed swords and the word Limoges was first seen on pieces made in the 1990s. The mark is unknown before that date and there is no record of any such mark before that. Limoges porcelain is generally marked with the initials, name or logo of the studio that created it and then the word Limoges. There is no studio in Limoges that uses or has used the crown and crossed swords. (I only live 40 miles from Limoges so the subject is a favorite of mine that I have researched in depth). I believe the fakes marked with this mark are made in Taiwan.”
“Although an appraiser can never guarantee the authenticity of an item without holding it in their hands”, remarks wiw2u’s Matt McNeely, “they can, however, usually spot fakes and counterfeits which helps to protect a large number of buyers who don’t feel that eBay’s feedback system alone is a solid enough regulator.”
Wiw2u’s eBay Opinion is only $9.95 and can save a great deal of money, time and aggravation. It is much easier to deal with counterfeit issues before the end of an auction, than to attempt to go through the laborious process of proving an item is a fake, after the auction, and attempting to get a refund.
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