What people are really asking is:
Can I be certain that I'm buying bona fide antiques in excellent condition on eBay?
The short answer is:
And the long answer is:
Noooooooooooooooooooooo!If you're going to buy art, antiques and collectables on eBay you need to be 1) a professional or 2) have a professional consultation available, and preferably both. Here are your main pitfalls:
- Fakes (items, and people!)
- Undisclosed damage
- Undisclosed restoration/alterations
Could I elaborate? You betcha! Stay tuned!