Modern Day Bootleggers?

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Re: Modern Day Bootleggers?

Post by hermosavtg » Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:54 am

I didnt know that Urban Outfitters was selling t-shirts in the 1970's http://cgi.ebay.com/vintage-1970s-MOTT- ... 0372583312 :lol:

A bunch of obvious 90's repro t-shirts with "1970's vintage" in the listing title:

http://cgi.ebay.com/VTG-1970S-BLACK-SAB ... 0556797173" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://cgi.ebay.com/VTG-1970s-DAVID-BOW ... 0373598586" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://cgi.ebay.com/VTG-1970S-BETTE-MID ... 0373178796" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://cgi.ebay.com/vintage-1970s-GRATE ... 0556775936" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

from the sellers "me" page:
"Why go to the mall and waste your money on a "vintage" knockoff...WHEN YOU CAN JUST BUY THE REAL VINTAGE STUFF FROM US HERE AT SILVERTRAIN VINTAGE....." :roll:
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Re: Modern Day Bootleggers?

Post by jimmyj » Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:27 pm

How do these people sleep at night?!

Well, it's not working out so well for them....everything sells for $6. Still cheaper than buying a real repro at the mall.
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Re: Modern Day Bootleggers?

Post by Frank » Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:53 pm

I contacted that seller
My message: That Mott the Hopple shirt is a reprint-made by Urban Outfitters a few years back.

Seller's Response:you are crazy!! i have never bought clothing at outfitters ever
b4...i bought this from a vintage owner that i know fro years
ago..do you want his name, address and phone number so you
can get yourself hooked up with some cool clothing...get a life i
heard they are on sale at k-mart..


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Re: Modern Day Bootleggers?

Post by TrickyGuns » Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:59 pm

Note the amazing grammar. What is this kid, 12?
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Re: Modern Day Bootleggers?

Post by Frank » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:26 pm

His MySpace page says he's 42.
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Re: Modern Day Bootleggers?

Post by jimmyj » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:51 pm

I heard they are on sale at K-Mart. Best burn ever!! (If you're 8 years old).

There's a vintage shop here in Toronto that sells true vintage but if they ever come across blanks at a mill they just print retro stuff on them. Same thing, simple one color prints. Maybe he's a dummy and doesn't realize it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0368241375" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Plus he's got multiples of the same print on different brands and colors of t-shirts...red flag.

Best part is

And we are working on opening a store in our area as well....ALSO MAKING A WEBSITE IN THE NEAR FUTURE FOR ALL YOUR VINTAGE NEEDS.

Thank god, our prayers have been answered.
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Re: Modern Day Bootleggers?

Post by Frank » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:34 pm

When people protest too much, it's definitely a tip off. If someone told me that a shirt was a reprint, I'd say "thanks for the heads up" and change my listing unless I could prove it was vintage.
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Re: Modern Day Bootleggers?

Post by CRAZYBUBBA » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:44 pm

I'd love to see who he his imaginary supplier is.
Have vintage Elvis tees? Let me know!
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Re: Modern Day Bootleggers?

Post by hermosavtg » Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:07 am

If he's printing them himself he's printing them on some shabby thrift store looking blanks from the late 90's.
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Re: Modern Day Bootleggers?

Post by Frank » Sun Jul 18, 2010 2:17 am

that's exactly what he's doing. seems akin to spending $1.50 to counterfeit a dollar.
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