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They’Re Faking Vectors Now? Oy....



Mercian
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Hi,

during the Great Viral Panic, I have been spending far more time on the ‘bay than usual. Yaaarrrr!

And I have seen that one can nowadays even buy fakes/‘replicas’/knock-offs of the Vector :huh: :(

 

If you haven’t seen them, here is a link to a UK vendor who is selling the knock-offs in bulk, under several listings.

 

Seems legit...

 

I hate the fakers, and I hate the vendors of fakes.
I mean, this guy for instance could just import genuine (made under licence by Luxor) Vectors in bulk from India, put on a 100% mark-up, and sell those in the UK - and in the process make himself a lot of money that I wouldn’t begrudge him at all. Other UK sellers are doing just that.
But no. He’s selling the knock-offs. :angry:

 

If you are feeling Very Bored whilst at home during lockdown, and are in need of a way to try to kill time (when it just won’t die), you could, like me, waste away the long empty hours by playing the futile game of whack-a-mole that is reporting fake items to eBay.

I suspect that the auction site will do nothing at all about the fakes that we report, but it is at least something to do during lockdown.

 

I hope that y’all stay well, stay safe, and don’t get fooled in to buying knock-off pens, converters, cartridges, inks, etc.

 

Cheers,

M.

Foul in clear conditions, but handsome in the fog.

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inkstainedruth

Well at least that seller does say "Parker style" and is not claiming they're actually Vectors.

But remember -- there are sellers who hawk fake Hero 616s! I have one -- a guy in my pen club ordered a ten pack a few years ago just to see what they were like, and gave them away to people at a meeting.

It wrote, but it wrote like the $1 pen it was... [shrug]. Worked okay with iron gall ink, as I recall.

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I've seen that stuff even here in the Alps:

 

https://www.willhaben.at/iad/kaufen-und-verkaufen/d/fuellfeder-ohne-herstellerangaben-fuer-lamy-patronen-schreibt-aber-schoen-neu-ohne-zubehoer-am-foto-369357783/

 

The seller of that fake-PARKER doesn't even know that it's a fake PARKER, they appear to think it's a fake LAMY... :lticaptd:

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inkstainedruth

Well, I HAVE read that Parker converters and cartridges MIGHT fit on a Lamy.... :huh:

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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Estycollector

The Wing Sung is an exceptional "fake". I don't hate Wing Sung for producing a pen that is well made and performs well for less than $20.

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