EBay Complaint - Seller Selling Items Not Vintage Mexican Silver
There is a seller(gbay4114)on eBay that has been selling vintage Mexican silver jewelry and doing very well. My problem with this, is that he has been doing repairs on many of the pieces without telling buyers. Some people may think this is okay, but if a piece is replaced with a newer piece it should be noted. Since this seller has been getting away with this, he started buying silver balls/squares, wire, and various stones to make his own jewelry.
Now this person is buying (silver7stone) lots of junk silver, and has even paid over $1,000 for one purchase, as there were several pieces that were hallmarked by well-know Mexican jewelers. Now he is selling jewelry that he has created himself from all new items, and adding the hallmarked pieces from the junk silver purchase he made. This seller is stating that they are made by an artist, like Castillo, when Castillo never made the piece and never would have. Anyone that is a collector of Mexican silver jewelry would pick this up right away, but still some people are being taken in by his flowery writing and descriptions.
He is getting some very high prices for these new pieces that are really new except for the small piece containing the hallmark. This is fraud if there ever was a case of fraud. All one has to do is look at all of the items he has purchased, and then the items he sells to see that he is doing more then simple repairs on many of the items he sells.