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    Quote Originally Posted by becca69 View Post
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    I'd avoid this Ebay seller!
    theauthenticatedshop

    I pointed out that this signature was trash... but he's sticking with his POS "certificate of authenticity" ha ha
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Stephen...-/253007155379
    It's a terrible signature but I think that one might be real. I've seen similar... usually when he's confronted out in public (parking lot, store, restaurant etc.) and he's signing quickly while someone is holding the book in front of him.
    I think so too


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    Quote Originally Posted by HONKYTONKSMASH View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by becca69 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sir_Boomme View Post
    I'd avoid this Ebay seller!
    theauthenticatedshop

    I pointed out that this signature was trash... but he's sticking with his POS "certificate of authenticity" ha ha
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Stephen...-/253007155379
    It's a terrible signature but I think that one might be real. I've seen similar... usually when he's confronted out in public (parking lot, store, restaurant etc.) and he's signing quickly while someone is holding the book in front of him.
    I think so too


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    I also think it is real....but I have a hint of doubt,

    90% it is real.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tippy4 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HONKYTONKSMASH View Post
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    I'd avoid this Ebay seller!
    theauthenticatedshop

    I pointed out that this signature was trash... but he's sticking with his POS "certificate of authenticity" ha ha
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Stephen...-/253007155379
    It's a terrible signature but I think that one might be real. I've seen similar... usually when he's confronted out in public (parking lot, store, restaurant etc.) and he's signing quickly while someone is holding the book in front of him.
    I think so too


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    I also think it is real....but I have a hint of doubt,

    90% it is real.
    I would agree with you Rick. I'm more real than not...


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    I've never seen a real signature that bad... I stand by my opinion that is a bad fake

    in fact, I emailed the authentication company to verify if they actually authenticated it. I have my doubts that a sports memorabilia "authority" really has the expertise in King sigs anyway.

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    Better can be had for less no doubt. Appears to be a, "I don't care to be bothered" sig.
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    Not sure where to take this story but this seems like the right thread to discuss potentially shoddy book dealers, so here goes:

    I stepped into a well-known bookstore in Vancouver, Canada during a recent visit. I asked about the King books in their collection and the lady sitting behind the desk mentioned that they also had a signed 1st edition of Cell being offered for $500 CAN. Curious to see what they had, I asked to look at the book. What I saw surprised me. On the title page, a dedication/inscription was written in black marker (felt-tip pen style) and was ended with the name STEPHEN in capital letters where the signature should have been. Basically, there was no signature at all, just the word "STEPHEN" in black marker after the inscription.

    Accompanying the inscription was a remarque that was supposedly added by King himself. It was a doodle of an "angry cellphone" with a frowny face where the mobile screen is. Somehow King was able to draw a detailed cellphone in thick black marker but was unable to sign his actual name (I hope you all sense the sarcasm in that last statement).

    Once I saw the bizarre title page, I requested to take a photograph of the signature to validate it, especially since there was no COA accompanying it. The lady insisted that I could not take a picture and that the owner of the shop is a "very honest" man who wouldn't sell a fake signature. I tried to explain that this wasn't even a signature and looked nothing like King's work but it only frustrated her more. Seemed shady to me and I promptly left the store.

    Thought I would share my experience here.

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    Your comment on a COA concerns me.....would it have made you feel better if the bookshop had made one for you?

    My point is that a CofA is worthless.

    So....who is this dealer that is selling this crap?.....come on...name names!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tippy4 View Post
    Your comment on a COA concerns me.....would it have made you feel better if the bookshop had made one for you?

    My point is that a CofA is worthless.

    So....who is this dealer that is selling this crap?.....come on...name names!

    I asked for a CoA because I was that baffled with the supposed signature/remarque. I doubt it would have made me feel any better about it but I guess I just wanted some sort of explanation for the bizarre book. I told her that it looked like a complete fake because it didn't even remotely resemble his signature!

    The bookstore is called Albion if I remember correctly.

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    For calling a fellow member a very bad name simply for asking a reasonable question, avoid Ebayer murvic69 because they suck. If you need further details, check out the Ernest Cline thread.

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    Beware ebay seller usluk_d7jjhbldj for selling THIS.

    Book arrived moldy, smelly, banged corners, water damage, and with a previous owners gift inscription.

    When I asked for a refund they told me it was my fault for not asking for more pictures.

    It took ebay getting involved, but I got my money back.
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    Wizard & Glass Grant 1st Edition $100
    Artist Edition of Dark Tower 7 $70
    S/L Secretary of Dreams V2 $300
    1984 Grant Gift Edition of The Talisman $225
    Lisey's Story ARC $25
    ABC
    XYZ

    WANTED
    The Plant Part 1 Signed Limited Edition
    Battleground Lettered Edition

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    Quote Originally Posted by tippy4 View Post
    Beware ebay seller usluk_d7jjhbldj for selling THIS.

    Book arrived moldy, smelly, banged corners, water damage, and with a previous owners gift inscription.

    When I asked for a refund they told me it was my fault for not asking for more pictures.

    It took ebay getting involved, but I got my money back.

    I think i remember that book..they knew it was beat to hell Think they tried to sell it on fb first

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    Quote Originally Posted by tippy4 View Post
    Beware ebay seller usluk_d7jjhbldj for selling THIS.

    Book arrived moldy, smelly, banged corners, water damage, and with a previous owners gift inscription.

    When I asked for a refund they told me it was my fault for not asking for more pictures.

    It took ebay getting involved, but I got my money back.
    Thanks for the heads up, Rick. Glad you got your money back.
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    Seller has relisted the book today

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/IT-Stephen-...~nL:rk:19:pf:0

    Glad to see they have added pictures of some of the damage....I notice they have not put a picture of the former owners gift inscription.
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    1984 Grant Gift Edition of The Talisman $225
    Lisey's Story ARC $25
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    Battleground Lettered Edition

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    Quote Originally Posted by tippy4 View Post
    Seller has relisted the book today

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/IT-Stephen-...~nL:rk:19:pf:0

    Glad to see they have added pictures of some of the damage....I notice they have not put a picture of the former owners gift inscription.
    These guys are shady AS HELL. I dealt with her on Facebook. They played the part of the world is ending and she needed the money... they also had a flatsigned DT7 too I remember... but was not sure of the signature.
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    One of the cool things about this site is being able to warn others. It doesn't mean we're attacking the seller, but a simple warning of a shady seller moving highly suspect signed books.

    The seller eBay ID is miscellaneous_things_4u Not sure if he's been discussed here or not.

    He hides his sold books behind the private rule that eBay unfortunately allows. Not all are questionable that he's sold, but some are just the same. If you ask about them he gives the same story of how he obtained them from an estate sale in Connecticut.

    Anyway, just a friendly heads up of an eBay seller with highly questionable signatures (sold & selling).

    https://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISA...edbackAsSeller
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    Quote Originally Posted by Room 217 Caretaker View Post
    One of the cool things about this site is being able to warn others. It doesn't mean we're attacking the seller, but a simple warning of a shady seller moving highly suspect signed books.

    The seller eBay ID is miscellaneous_things_4u Not sure if he's been discussed here or not.

    He hides his sold books behind the private rule that eBay unfortunately allows. Not all are questionable that he's sold, but some are just the same. If you ask about them he gives the same story of how he obtained them from an estate sale in Connecticut.

    Anyway, just a friendly heads up of an eBay seller with highly questionable signatures (sold & selling).

    https://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISA...edbackAsSeller
    I have been scammed by them before. Every signature they sell is fake, and they are directly connected to another seller whose handle I think is "comicbooksandthings" or very similar. Both stay FAR away from.

    Edit: I checked the "comicbooksandthings" sale I had, and the person now changed their name to "caspersback"
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    Here are his sold items...

    www.ebay.com/miscellaneous_things_4u/Sold

    Very sketchy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Br!an View Post
    Here are his sold items...

    www.ebay.com/miscellaneous_things_4u/Sold

    Very sketchy.
    Yes, and he gets oh so angry when you ask anything about them. In my years of dealing with people, the ones that seem to get angry are the ones who know they're doing something wrong.

    Anyway DT family, keep an eye out for this guy. He doesn't play nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Room 217 Caretaker View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Br!an View Post
    Here are his sold items...

    www.ebay.com/miscellaneous_things_4u/Sold

    Very sketchy.
    Yes, and he gets oh so angry when you ask anything about them. In my years of dealing with people, the ones that seem to get angry are the ones who know they're doing something wrong.

    Anyway DT family, keep an eye out for this guy. He doesn't play nice.

    Mulleins
    This was a note he sent to a person I know (that I'm helping with this):

    "Very good. Because I know as well as you do, that you purposely purchased this book with the sole intention of doing exactly what you are doing right now. With the final goal being to smear my seller reputation by leaving negative feedback. It's been an ongoing process with you and your followers in an attempt to corner a market for yourselves. It's been done to many sellers with a barrage of reporting their books, threats and bullying tactics. Rest assured, the one I have on now is my last as I have lost enough money investing in his books to know it isn't worth it."

    As member PennyUnwise mentioned above....I also believe this seller to be linked to one or more sellers moving highly suspect signed books.

    Let's see if he sticks to his leaving eBay threat. He's also very angry because eBay took the side of the buyer.
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    mediaguruwill listed a book as a 1st/1st. I messaged him explaining that the book was not a first edition. (Boards were the wrong color.)

    He wrote back asking if I was a buyer. I explained that I would have been if the book was actually a first edition. He then wrote a puerile message asking if I was the hall monitor.

    I reported the fraudulent listing and banned him as a buyer.
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