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 Post subject: crooks making $ off of selling fake "aborigional"
PostPosted: 09.06.2007, 06:06 
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http://cgi.ebay.com/51-130cm-Authentic- ... dZViewItem

Please contact this crook and help out whoever is unfortunate to buy it file with ebay that it is not an aborigional made instrament.

A friend of us all asked us to help.

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PostPosted: 09.06.2007, 13:43 
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Hi Warner

While this is obviously not a trad stick, how do you know it wasn't made by an Aboriginal?

"Authentic Aulstrailian Aboriginal Digeridoo" (assuming it means "Australian" and "didgeridoo" :wink:) is perhaps misleading but not necessarily untrue as long as an Aboriginal made it - which could be. I doubt it but who knows?

Did you write to the seller? What did they say?


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 Post subject: the sales world
PostPosted: 09.06.2007, 15:54 
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I own a didgeriedoo that is 100% aborigional made- but it is yucca- believe me- if you own something that breaks the rules as I do you list it as "beautifully painted didgeridoo: "yucca # 1" 100% aborigional made and harvested by Lewis Burns on his trip in the united states"- How about dropping the makers off the didges on your site? :lol: I dont think so- that is a serious part of the value! The seller did not respond to my email. He has responded to Guan's email where he informed them 'they had not even touched Australian soil' responding that he was duped- ok. He continues unchanged selling them as "aborigional made".

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PostPosted: 22.08.2007, 09:26 
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How about Native Arts, a website selling

"authentic Australian aboriginal goods" in the UK

http://www.nativeartshop.com/about.php

you might like to see

"the ultimate example of Aboriginal heritage" :cry:

http://www.nativeartshop.com/product.php?pid=36

and possibly let them know what you think


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 Post subject: grey zone for me
PostPosted: 22.08.2007, 14:00 
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These guys state: "Who are we? Native Art Shop initially sourced authentic Australian aboriginal goods and started a global store to market them all over the world. The popularity of these poducts prompted us to source native gifts from around the globe and start the first e-commerce site dedicated to the art of indigenous people. " It may be a push on "This is the ultimate example of Aboriginal heritage" but for once its not being claimed aborigional made. OPPS- I dont mean to defend deceptive selling- I am just stating that this company , in my opinion, is 'grey zone' and is a poor judge of great works.

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PostPosted: 22.08.2007, 14:50 
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Hi Warner

I rather think "authentic Australian aboriginal goods" means Aboriginal made. How else to understand it? However, I would agree that they probably don't know any better and source this stuff from someone who possibly doesn't know any better either. Which is why I suggested contacting them. I wrote myself weeks ago but never got a reply.... who knows, if they get enough input, they might consider a rethink.


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 Post subject: yep.
PostPosted: 22.08.2007, 17:39 
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Got to give it to you here, Seriousjohn- I missed the "authentic Australian aboriginal goods" but found the disclaimer in the 'about' section. Looks like they need to edit that to conform to the "about" section.

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