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FAKE Hohner on eBay
« on: June 25, 2018, 03:32:04 PM »

Edited to add: Holy moley, it's got worse, seriously worse - check out my most recent posts... :(



Link to eBay auction: honer button accordian

You'd think somebody might have told them there are two H's in HOHNER, and (unless it's a Black Dot) they usually put it on the other end, and the other way up... ::)
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Re: Laughably fake Hohner on eBay
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2018, 04:02:06 PM »

a steal at €50... from the sellers end.
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Re: Laughably fake Hohner on eBay
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2018, 06:00:14 PM »

Could it not be a case of the seller using "honer" as a sort of generic name for a button accordion? Rather like a "hoover", or a "stillson", or yet the ever popular "skillsaw". Not everyone knows, you know.
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Re: Laughably fake Hohner on eBay
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2018, 06:50:33 PM »

I thought there was a picture with a logo. Am I getting confused.
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Re: Laughably fake Hohner on eBay
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2018, 06:50:45 PM »

Link to eBay auction: honer button accordian

You'd think somebody might have told them there are two H's in HOHNER, and (unless it's a Black Dot) they usually put it on the other end, and the other way up... ::)
[/(unless it's a Black Dot) they usually put it on the other end, and the other way up... ::)quote]


Please excuse me but I'm not sure what you mean?
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Re: Laughably fake Hohner on eBay
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2018, 06:52:58 PM »

apologies, I can't get the quote thing....


Please excuse me but I'm not sure what you mean?

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Re: Laughably fake Hohner on eBay
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2018, 06:59:03 PM »

Could it not be a case of the seller using "honer" as a sort of generic name for a button accordion? Rather like a "hoover", or a "stillson", or yet the ever popular "skillsaw". Not everyone knows, you know.

Might well be possible , at first glance it looks like a cheaper Chinese melodeon especially with the grille , perhaps the seller in their ignorance ( specially as they did not know how to spell Hohner) thought It was a Hohner as there does not seem to be a male or model on the box and added the badge?
At seeing the start price it doesn’t seem like the con of the Century , to my mind anyway...
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Re: Laughably fake Hohner on eBay
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2018, 07:00:48 PM »

apologies, I can't get the quote thing....


Please excuse me but I'm not sure what you mean?

When the link first went up I am pretty sure the pictures were different (although I might be experiencing the onset of dotage).
There was a mispelled logo, the wrong way up, on the bass side (I think).

Something strange has happened (I think).
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Re: Laughably fake Hohner on eBay
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2018, 08:39:53 PM »

Please excuse me but I'm not sure what you mean?

When the link first went up I am pretty sure the pictures were different (although I might be experiencing the onset of dotage).
There was a mispelled logo, the wrong way up, on the bass side (I think).

Something strange has happened (I think).

Indeed it has, the three pictures that were there originally have been replaced, and the upside-down "HONER" logo is gone off the left-hand side of the accordion. How peculiar! ???
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Re: Laughably fake Hohner on eBay
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2018, 08:46:13 PM »

apologies, I can't get the quote thing....


Please excuse me but I'm not sure what you mean?

When the link first went up I am pretty sure the pictures were different (although I might be experiencing the onset of dotage).
There was a misspelled logo, the wrong way up, on the bass side (I think).

Something strange has happened (I think).

Indeed it has, the three pictures that were there originally have been replaced, and the upside-down "HONER" logo is gone off the left-hand side of the accordion. How peculiar! ???

An original picture is still showing up on my facebook Firefox welcome page as a link to stuff I've viewed, but there's no way to share it.

Presumably someone's whispered in his shell like.
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Re: Laughably fake Hohner on eBay
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2018, 09:13:22 PM »

Presumably someone's whispered in his shell like.

Presumably so.

It did look rather like something a child might do, and maybe they had - before an adult saw it? ::)
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Re: Laughably fake Hohner on eBay
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2018, 09:50:25 PM »

Indeed it has, the three pictures that were there originally have been replaced, and the upside-down "HONER" logo is gone off the left-hand side of the accordion. How peculiar! ???

Yup, I saw it too. Clearly someone has had a word.
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Re: Laughably fake Hohner on eBay
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2018, 10:49:26 PM »

Or maybe the putative vendor watches melnet to see where he/she/it is going wrong ?
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Re: Laughably fake Hohner on eBay
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2018, 10:53:37 PM »

Maybe it is a genuine Honer::) Who can deny it?
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Re: Laughably fake Hohner on eBay
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2018, 03:14:19 AM »

Suddenly thought, I should have looked at the Item Revision Details, where it reveals that on "25-Jun-18", at "17:03:30 BST", there was a change to the "PictureURL: Pictures Added/Deleted"...

So there you have it (officially), they changed the pictures nearly an hour before Edward et seq looked at them! ::)

(And I haven't lost my marbles... :Ph)
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Re: Laughably fake Hohner on eBay
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2018, 11:05:05 AM »

Oh dear, it's got worse, much worse! :o

They've been back to work with the stick-on lettering, and now it's a decidedly fake HOHNER, with the correct spelling, on the right side, and (even) the right way up.


In fact it's gone well beyond a joke, seeing that now it's become a fraudulent listing that could easily deceive somebody!!! >:(

Edited to add photo this time, before it disappears again.
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Re: FAKE Hohner on eBay
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2018, 11:27:48 AM »

Reported to eBay as a fake, and an infringement of Hohner's trade mark.
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Re: Laughably fake Hohner on eBay
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2018, 07:17:17 PM »


They've been back to work with the stick-on lettering, and now it's a decidedly fake HOHNER, with the correct spelling, on the right side,

I reckon they're reading these posts and taking corrective action according to your comments  :D
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« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2018, 07:38:34 PM »

I reckon they're reading these posts and taking corrective action according to your comments  :D

Does that make me an accomplice, do you think? :o
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Re: Laughably fake Hohner on eBay
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2018, 09:44:59 PM »

I reckon they're reading these posts and taking corrective action according to your comments  :D

Does that make me an accomplice, do you think? :o

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