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marcusnieman
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:20 am    Post subject: Fakai Section? Reply with quote

In light of the recent verbal boxing match, any interest in creating a Fakai section to post pics and info on known imposter guitars? Doesn't have to be limited to Tokais - although, they tend to pop up more frequently now.

Just a thought......
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a good idea but let me think about it. Potential to cause problems of the legal variety.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ned, Myself and Ozeshin have already built a site that will be covering this topic, what do you see as the legal implications..?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You will be making claims that someone is trying to defraud someone else which will effect their business. Any time you impact someone's bottom line they will come after you. Same reason most forums won't let you talk about bad deals.

You cannot imagine the number of times I've been threatened with lawsuits from this forum alone.

Now if you point out what makes a Tokai or other MIJ model legit without actually talking about individuals or linking to their sites then I think you're good to go.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes i understand, we are looking to identify the guitars as a reference not to defame anyone's business. Basically we want to list all the guitars that have been identified as fake, kind of like a register, i have found Tokai pretty helpful when it comes to identifying guitars that claim to be theirs, we just wish to point out the differences between guitars and what to look for.
Thanks Ned.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The idea will to have a site where people can go to compare a TOKAI they are thinking of buying/selling OR have already purchased.
It won't be a shame file and as I said...the only correspondance on the site will be via email only...no forums.
The idea will hopefully be...a person asks the question at this site...and are redirected....then rather than open up that stale old can of worms and the tired debate that goes along with it,we'll have a photographic reference site where they can compare their guitar against photos of known fakes to see if their guitar looks like any of those contained on the site.
There are pics pointing out the differences between the legit TOKAI and the fakes...side by side comparrison.
We don't need to collect a massive database of every fake we've ever come across...I want to keep the site short and brief so just a few side by side pics as a guide.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exactly....

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

leadguitar_323 wrote:
Exactly....

Mick


I'm in....what's the link to your site?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its being built at the moment, we have to make sure that everything that goes on is correct so it may take a little time. What we need most is pics of every known fake, i have some but need more to make it as informative as possible.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a good idea. Just don't link back to specific auctions or sales and you should be good.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

marcusnieman wrote:
leadguitar_323 wrote:
Exactly....

Mick


I'm in....what's the link to your site?

the domain that I'm going to register will be Almost Tokai.com
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ozeshin wrote:
marcusnieman wrote:
leadguitar_323 wrote:
Exactly....

Mick


I'm in....what's the link to your site?

the domain that I'm going to register will be Almost Tokai.com

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