#1
Hey ya'll, i need alotta help now so pls reply back to this thread and help me out, so here's the story

well now im plannin on purhcasing a whole lotta new guitar gear (amp, guitar, pedals, etc), and im on a somewhat pretty tight budget. so i decided i can get some 2nd hand stuff from eBay for a reasonable price (u have to know that its my 1st time ever using eBay so i dont have that much ebay experience). Whilst searching for some reasonalbe epiphone/gibson guitars at reasonable prices (usually the sellers are in the US or Canada), all of a sudden i come across Gibson guitars from sellers in china (and their are pages and pages of these gibson/epiphone guitars from china), in which the starting bid is 2 pounds (thats the british currency, so it would be some what like 4 american dollars) and the shipping charge and insurance charge is usually a 160 pounds (which is like 300 us dollars). So whilst im dazed and confused looking at beautiful gibson guitars at 400 us dollars and tryin to see the plentiful pictures that they supplied were fake or not.

here's some for sure fake one's [http://cgi.ebay.ca/New-beautiful-musical-instrument-Electric-Guitar_W0QQitemZ260000786948QQihZ016QQcategoryZ2384QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem]
the head on this guitar looks fake as well [http://cgi.ebay.ca/top-quality-black-electric-guitar_W0QQitemZ280001609880QQihZ018QQcategoryZ33040QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem]
and also the SG on this guitar looks fake as well [http://cgi.ebay.ca/Top-Quality-Culture-Style-Electric-Guitar-Brand-New_W0QQitemZ260003534820QQihZ016QQcategoryZ2384QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem]
and this guitar looks extremely fake [http://cgi.ebay.ca/Stunning-new-musical-instrument-electric-guitar_W0QQitemZ260003260887QQihZ016QQcategoryZ2384QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem]

on the other hand these guitars look extremely real (and they have the seal on the pickups) [http://cgi.ebay.com.cn/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140003340590&ih=004&category=33040&referrer=http%3A//stores.ebay.com.cn/xichitanshui#ebayphotohosting]
same with this [http://cgi.ebay.com.cn/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=320002078944&ih=011]
and [http://cgi.ebay.ca/admirable-fair-sounding-electric-Gibson-guitar_W0QQitemZ260003561519QQihZ016QQcategoryZ33040QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem]

anyways i saw some other pics (which i cant find now), in which they took apart the pickups and showed that they were actual gibson humbuck's!!! anyways some of my friends think that they made the guitars (so it not real gibson's), but they probably have around the same quality and tone while other friends think most of them are real. anyways help me out please!!!
#2
Most of the links give a "Page Not Responding".

All of them are fake.
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#3
The ones that look real are from china cuz' I cant read the **** in there. They make you pay like 1 grand for shipping.
#4
DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD...
seriously though, they're basically LP copies with a gibson headstock. not sure how it compares with an agile
#5
out of the 2 links that work they are definately fakes, what teh Chinese are doing is illegal and should be banned from ebay. Free trade with China? no such thing until they abide by international patent laws and can be held accountable for infractions as gross as these.
#6
Quote by hourglass666
The ones that look real are from china cuz' I cant read the **** in there. They make you pay like 1 grand for shipping.

R U DUMBBBBBBBBBBB?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? (wow, i feel hyper these days)
shipping goes for about $300 if you live in the US