Yet another greedy German Profiteering eBay re-seller !

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Yet another greedy German Profiteering eBay re-seller !

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The practice of deliberately buying Seiko 7A38's to re-sell on eBay for quick fat profit is rife. Not just in Italy either, it's a worldwide epidemic that's blighting this hobby for genuine collectors. On the old forum, I'd only recently flagged up the activities of German re-seller quartzwerk. Before him there was fiedler-uhrenhandel ('the fiddler' now banned), 9495michaelk, silversurfer365 and a few more besides. Another German who's been on my radar (and sh!t list) for some time is m.a.k.2979. But until today it's been difficult to catch him in the act, by proving a case against him.

At lunchtime today, he listed this titanium 7A38-7130, which he claims to be 'NOS' (in his title and description), with a greedily marked-up 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of 499 Euros. ... 4211862324

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I've deliberately only uploaded three of his dozen eBay listing images. Note in the first two, the light scuff on the bezel adjacent to the 3 minute mark. In his photo of the movement, there appears to be pitting on the case-back flange. In some of his other photos, there also appears to be evidence of prior moisture ingress, in the form of tarnishing of the dial batons, hands, SEIKO and TITANIUM logos.

Here's where he bought that same titanium 7A38-7130 at the end of January (in a job lot of 5 watches for 217 Euros): ... 3859552744

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In the second of these two photos you can see the same mark on the bezel (and evidence of that tarnishing).

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As further confirmation / proof, the winning bidder of that auction has a feedback of 621 - same as that of m.a.k.2979.

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