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stsmithva
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posted 11-23-2017 06:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I could be annoyed that this lot consists of a bad forgery and a bad counterfeit Apollo 11 "flown" display... but instead I'll hope that together they work to warn against each other.

Edit: never mind about people being warned — it has lots of bids up to several hundred dollars. Gaahhh.

David C
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posted 11-23-2017 06:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sheesh, didn't even try.

Chuckster01
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posted 11-24-2017 07:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chuckster01   Click Here to Email Chuckster01     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And some poor sap is out $426 on a piece of crap. What amazes me is there were 30 bids on this.

Jonnyed
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posted 11-24-2017 10:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jonnyed   Click Here to Email Jonnyed     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Seems to me like the NASA Inspector General could investigate it since the compiler of the [sham] display used the NASA symbol on it. Correct?

Not sure what the IG could do — there must be way too many of these sorts of things — but a sternly worded letter from NASA IG could at least but the fear of God into them?

garyd2831
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posted 11-24-2017 04:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garyd2831   Click Here to Email garyd2831     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA IGs reach might be a little far seeing how it's overseas unless there is an agreement between international agencies.

Argument could be made that it's the responsibility of the bidder to ask questions and to fully investigate anything they are bidding on.

Sad thing is this is the gamble we all take when using eBay. I had a gentleman last year who tried selling me a display of forged STS-51L signatures. Not to mention it was all assembled with cheap materials including a blown up photo of Columbia from STS-1's launch.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-24-2017 05:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is a chance that the bids were all shills, designed to lure in a real bidder, but unsuccessful in the end.

Jonnyed
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posted 11-25-2017 06:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jonnyed   Click Here to Email Jonnyed     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I scoff at this kind of a sucker-line too:
I have been a devoted collector of memorabilia for many, many years and I can therefore guarantee the authenticity of all autographs shown.
Sure, buddy.

neo1022
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posted 11-25-2017 11:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for neo1022   Click Here to Email neo1022     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I love the Armstrong inscription: "Good Luck" indeed...

SpaceAholic
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posted 11-25-2017 11:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Obviously an error... intended for Mr. Gorsky.

Jonnyed
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posted 11-25-2017 03:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jonnyed   Click Here to Email Jonnyed     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Humorously, the wire is probably from the back of the seller's clothes dryer.

The wording the seller used with the sham NASA symbol behind the wire is quite amateurish and the terminology is off. Here's the wording if you can't see the eBay listing:

Apollo 11 Space Used [sic] Wire. This encapsulated piece of wire was used aboard the Apollo 11 Spaceship [sic]. This piece of wire was used in the control board wiring of the CDOS module.
What is the huckster referring to with the acronym "the CDOS module"?

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