Author Topic: EBay Has Unexpected, Chilling Effect On Looting Of Antiquities, Archaelogist Fin  (Read 136 times)


Offline Jerry F

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He wrote... "He estimates that about 30 percent of "antiquities" currently for sale on eBay are obvious fakes....."
That was 2009. Now more like 99% !!
Jerry.

Offline gaius asinius

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While most of the data in this 2009 article still appears relevant, the percentages of fakes vs. genuine has indeed skyrocketed. Ebay effectively washed its hands of even a minimal degree of oversight and accountability when it began grouping everything into the "Other Decorative Collectibles" category. Now it doesn't matter if the item is real or fake or stolen or misappropriated or dispensed from a Moroccan bubblegum machine or illegally extracted from a site of human remains. Ebay couldn't care less.

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Offline Blond Devil BR

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He wrote... "He estimates that about 30 percent of "antiquities" currently for sale on eBay are obvious fakes....."
That was 2009. Now more like 99% !!
Jerry.


Yes, and it is a terrible increase that should be stopped by the pertinent authorities....