Makes a big difference'
1. When they only are after ones money and don't deliver goods ( in this case bads ), there is only one victim, the one who is stupid enough to think one can buy a MB LE at a ridiculous price.
2. When they deliver the merchandise, these copies will have an impact on the market. Sure, for the experienced collector there will be no great problems to recognise a fraud, but when one starts a collection? What if someone uses parts of a copy to refurbish a scruffy Hemingway for example?
And if they actually do have all the stock they claim to have, then maybe they are in it for the long game, which would make your second point valid, indeed.
My suspicion of these type of sites is that they are in it for the short con. One (stupid) victim could yield enough to pay for the website - and more. Two/three/more (stupid) victims could yield an (unscrupulous) fortune. Then, once they have your details - what's next? Who knows? Identity theft? Fraud?
Just guessing, here. No actual experience of this site, other than looking at it after reading this thread.
I'd still stay well away from it.
Edited to add: I refer to the site mentioned in the OP
Edited by CS388, 20 August 2013 - 12:44.