The ever burning question:is this a fake Frogman?

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    The ever burning question:is this a fake Frogman?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&it em=110373602114

    Apart from the seemingly purposely blurry pics, the color combo doesn't look legit and the caseback seems to be curved at edge, versus an angled beveled edge. Any thoughts?


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    Re: The ever burning question:is this a fake Frogman?

    More expert Frogman collectors than I will undoubtedly reply but I'd stay away from this auction just because of the crappy cell phone pics, oblique description and high opening bid.

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    Re: The ever burning question:is this a fake Frogman?

    Even from the blurry pics I note that the screen shows in two different tints...I don't know if that means its necessarily fake but I suspect someone on here does.

    Tell you what though - with those pics I would definitely not be taking a shot at it.

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    Re: The ever burning question:is this a fake Frogman?

    Its fake, the eye on this one is to small and there is several other design elements that is just wrong so it is a fake one. The sellers other items appear to have clear pictures so it is clearly the seller is trying to hide something.

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    Re: The ever burning question:is this a fake Frogman?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joakim Agren View Post
    Its fake, the eye on this one is to small and there is several other design elements that is just wrong so it is a fake one. The sellers other items appear to have clear pictures so it is clearly the seller is trying to hide something.

    STAY AWAY!
    I too noticed the sellers other , more legible pics. The DW-8200 doesn't come with yellow writing on the Ti case or a blue screen. Oddly (or maybe not oddly) the bidders are all "0" feedback bidders.
    Last edited by Valaker; April 7th, 2009 at 04:15.


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    Re: The ever burning question:is this a fake Frogman?

    Agreed, it's fake. Compared to my Frogman

    - Never seen an 8200 with two different screen tints
    - Time is placed too high and the date should be above it in the same pane
    - I don't know about the protective plastic on the back

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    Re: The ever burning question:is this a fake Frogman?

    +1

    Caveat emptor!!!

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    Re: The ever burning question:is this a fake Frogman?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joakim Agren View Post
    The sellers other items appear to have clear pictures so it is clearly the seller is trying to hide something.
    Excellent point. I'm tempted to email the seller and call them out on it.
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    Re: The ever burning question:is this a fake Frogman?

    Quote Originally Posted by sl8763 View Post
    Excellent point. I'm tempted to email the seller and call them out on it.
    If everyone here reported the auction (as I have) it hopefully will be removed by eBay.
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    Re: The ever burning question:is this a fake Frogman?

    That's a real shame if this guy is out to scam. Look at his feedback!

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