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Old 03-23-2019, 06:48 PM
tuc70021 tuc70021 is offline
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Default Fake Rock Hard Test Pressings?

I just noticed I've been seeing quite a few Rock Hard test pressings (12") on Ebay recently, selling for over $300 a pop. There's one up there now (https://www.ebay.com/itm/BEASTIE-BOY...AOSw45xclop s) for sale with a different type of marker than I've seen in the past.

Does anyone know how to validate these as authentic? Given how sloppy test pressings are (just hand-written labels) and how expensive they are, I imagine they are at a high likelihood of being bootlegged.

Edit: Also, no offense if this is someone's Ebay posting from the message board. I'm not implying that this is fake, just that it looks different so I'm wondering how to verify these things at all.
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Old 03-24-2019, 11:43 AM
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Default Re: Fake Rock Hard Test Pressings?

Run out grooves on the original

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Old 03-24-2019, 11:50 AM
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P.S. The seller is Xavier Garcia. He's a loooong time collector and an exceptional human being. If he believes it's legit I wouldn't even sweat it.
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Old 03-24-2019, 08:29 PM
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Good to know - thanks!

Looks like he's unloading a few items on Ebay. Clearly knows the market prices too ;-)
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Old 03-25-2019, 12:27 AM
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Good to know - thanks!

Looks like he's unloading a few items on Ebay. Clearly knows the market prices too ;-)
He's not going to get suckered. He's a pro. That's why I respect him so much (aside from the being an excellent human being part). I've done 15-20 sales/trades with him and he's never once failed to deliver. He helped build my collection.
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