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    2005 Gibson Master Model F-5 Fern Mandolin Danny Roberts Signed
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    It is a scam being listed through an honest seller's hi-jacked account. Check out the seller's other 4500+ listings of high-end instruments, cameras, bicycles, electronics, etc. all with a message to contact him directly to purchase. Notice that each items photos are of a different technique and not taken by the same seller because these are all previously sold items on eBay. It will just be a matter of time before other eBayers report it and eBay removes every listing.

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    Ellis Deluxe Mandolin
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    Also, mentioned in this thread.
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    I hear about these scams about once every week or two. One good reason that I avoid ebay. Yes, sometimes a bargain price can be found, but the risk can be high; not only due to scams, but also condition, and the possibility that a seller will not know how to safely pack an instrument.

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    We go through phases of threads on the Cafe about these. We have in the past chased them down like rabid dogs but they just keep coming back. Take a minute to report them if you can.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    “For real?”



    Sorry, but it is a bit on the funny side. I suggest you also ignore $$millions$$ offered in your emails, etc. And warnings from “Microsoft” about viruses on your computer. Such a long list of scams to enumerate, just be careful and use your horse sense.
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    You're right, Mark. I get the ones who call and say "Hi Grandpa". I say hello and they say they got arrested and need bail money. I love to mess with them, keep them on the phone, call their "attorney" and keep them going for a long time. From time to time it's entertaining to waste their time.

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