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    Would you eBay bid on used Gs with dead displays?

    What says you?

    Could be a great deal...then again could be fake junk.

    Seems the display is the easiest way to spot a fake.

    What if the model is not one of the most likely to be faked?

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    Re: Would you eBay bid on used Gs with dead displays?

    If it's not a common fake like the DW-6900 and it's a watch you REALLY want then it may be worth the risk. As always, feedback is something to consider (not always reliable as a lot of fake sellers have good feedback) and look at what they've sold in the past\recently.

    Otherwise, post a thread on here in the "Wanted to Buy" forum and perhaps you'll find someone selling the real thing.

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    Re: Would you eBay bid on used Gs with dead displays?

    These litsings are from just regular individuals...not dealers or anything professional by any stretch of the imagination. Most likely the watch was sitting in the drawer and they just are cleaning house.

    I think if you can get it for $5-10 USD, it might be worth it. Drop in a $3 battery and you're good to go.

    But then again, do I really need any more watches?

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    Re: Would you eBay bid on used Gs with dead displays?

    Quote Originally Posted by nhoJ View Post
    But then again, do I really need any more watches?
    MODs... this guy is blaspheming! He's saying you CAN have too many watches!

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    Re: Would you eBay bid on used Gs with dead displays?

    Quote Originally Posted by nhoJ View Post
    What says you?

    Could be a great deal...then again could be fake junk.

    Seems the display is the easiest way to spot a fake.

    What if the model is not one of the most likely to be faked?
    Last thing I need is having a "fake" take up precious room in my collection.

    Real watches with bad displays? Those make great "parts" watches assuming the bezel and or strap are in reasonable shape. Any suspicions of a fake would kill the deal since I refuse to support that market no matter how cheap.

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    Re: Would you eBay bid on used Gs with dead displays?

    Interesting question as I bid on a dead G yesterday. I was, until this morning, the high bidder.

    I'm trying to decide if its worth it to bid more.

    As you say, could be a great deal if all that is needed is a battery and not a typically faked model.

    The included photo is poor and I wonder if we are looking at the same watch

    Quote Originally Posted by nhoJ View Post
    What says you?

    Could be a great deal...then again could be fake junk.

    Seems the display is the easiest way to spot a fake.

    What if the model is not one of the most likely to be faked?
    Last edited by davewg; November 13th, 2009 at 17:39.

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    Re: Would you eBay bid on used Gs with dead displays?

    Quote Originally Posted by davewg View Post
    The included photo is poor and I bet you $1 that you are looking at the same watch
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    Re: Would you eBay bid on used Gs with dead displays?

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    Re: Would you eBay bid on used Gs with dead displays?

    Quote Originally Posted by davewg View Post
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    I was joking. Hence the laughing smiley. There wasn't any need to remove it.

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    Re: Would you eBay bid on used Gs with dead displays?

    Quote Originally Posted by DragonJade View Post
    I was joking. Hence the laughing smiley. There wasn't any need to remove it.

    Ha, ha...I know . Just figured it was the better part of valor. Now excuse me while I try and figure out how to out bid nhoJ

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