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#311788 - 10/05/15 03:57 PM Learned not to sell on Facebook sites!
timboo Offline

Registered: 03/01/07
Posts: 546
I made the mistake of listing a named purple heart on a Facebook "for sale" local page. It started off with a dozen people telling me I was breaking the law and they were reporting me. After that didn't work, they changed to insults and threats. Everything from I was a drug addict needing cash to I ought to have my *&# whipped. I even had a local cop telling me what trash I was and how he had "watched his brothers die in the sand". Two lessons were learned on my part. 1. You can't argue with the truly ignorant and 2. Stay off unmoderated or poorly moderated sites/pages.

#311794 - 10/05/15 06:43 PM Re: Learned not to sell on Facebook sites! [Re: timboo]
Mr. Jerry Offline

Registered: 09/06/01
Posts: 3437
Loc: Land of the Frozen Tundra (Wis...
Sad to hear about your experiences.
But yes, the uninformed public (or worse under informed) have no problem spewing forth.

I was read the riot act once by an old lady at a flea market as i was buying a Nazi banner. All I could do was stand there and take it and then walk away. Nothing I could have said would have enlightened her, and I did not know her life experiences that obviously helped fuel that tirade.

In my shop too I get people "you can't sell that" with both the german and the US medal stuff.
GDC GOLD #0213

#311795 - 10/05/15 07:08 PM Re: Learned not to sell on Facebook sites! [Re: Mr. Jerry]
timboo Offline

Registered: 03/01/07
Posts: 546
Yes, I guess after the Feds failed to show up and arrest me, they figured the name calling and threats to do bodily harm might do me in! It was a no win situation.

Edited by timboo (10/05/15 07:14 PM)

#311797 - 10/05/15 08:45 PM Re: Learned not to sell on Facebook sites! [Re: timboo]
Mike (aka Byzanti) Offline

Registered: 08/09/14
Posts: 2194
Loc: US of A
An antique store owner near me told me that an old lady came down from an upper room of her store and proclaimed in a very loud voice (during a busy time at the front counter to the owner) "there is a book upstairs that you cannot sell in this store or anywhere you need to remove it immediately!!!" was a run-of-the mill, pretty poorly kept English edition of mein kampf, of course..,

#311839 - 10/06/15 03:00 PM Re: Learned not to sell on Facebook sites! [Re: Mike (aka Byzanti)]
Dow Cross Offline

Registered: 07/29/01
Posts: 2160
Loc: Orcutt CA
Many years ago a family member told me I should be a shame of myself after showing him a WWII German dress sword, because the gold plating was made from Jewish gold teeth. I simply told him I got the sword from a Jewish antique dealer. He did not have a come back for that.

#311867 - 10/06/15 10:42 PM Re: Learned not to sell on Facebook sites! [Re: Dow Cross]
Militarynut Offline

Registered: 04/25/02
Posts: 788
hi dow
you did right by walking away you can not educats jerks like them history is history tell them the japanese has never appoligized for thier crimes against humanity. and last they are the bigest buyers of nazi items they buy evil as they say wonder why enough is enough . god bless andy militarynut

#312483 - 10/24/15 05:43 PM Re: Learned not to sell on Facebook sites! [Re: Militarynut]
mrfabulous Offline

Registered: 10/07/03
Posts: 1414
Loc: Michigan
Back when I used to hang flyers out, some D.F.C. laid into me about Nazi stuff.
My response was " go f%$# yourself cu%%".
She about crapped her pants.
Told her if you don`t like living in a "semi" free country, get the f@#@ out of the USA!!

#320397 - 07/25/16 08:05 PM Re: Learned not to sell on Facebook sites! [Re: mrfabulous]
AlfredB Offline

Registered: 07/20/16
Posts: 2
Loc: South Carolina
Where's the like button? Good job.

#325462 - 01/04/17 02:37 PM Re: Learned not to sell on Facebook sites! [Re: AlfredB]
Niblet Offline

Registered: 04/15/08
Posts: 183
Loc: usa
hmmm interesting


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-- German Militaria References --

Awards and Medals

3rd Reich Badges & Clasps
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Imperial Orders & Medals
Iron Cross 1st Gallery
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Daggers & Swords

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RZM M1 - Insignia & Badge Makers
RZM M2 - Metal Work Suppliers
RZM M3 - Party Emblem Makers
RZM M4 - Buckle Makers
RZM M5 - Uniform Accessories
RZM M7 - Edged Weapons Makers
RZM M9 - Tinnie Makers
RZM M11/12 - NSDAP LS Medals & Minature Makers

-- U.S. Militaria References --

Aviator Wings
Army Enlisted Collar Discs
Military Medals
Ribbon Chart
WW1 Division Patches
WW2 Army & Corps Patches
WW2 Division Patches
WW2 Phantom Division Patches

-- Small Arms References --

Autoloading Pistols 1892-1909
Beretta Pistols 1915-1945
Colt Auto Pistols 1900-1945
FN (Browning) Pistols 1900-1945
Luger Proof & Acceptance Marks 1898-1945
Lugers - DWM Production 1895-1929
Lugers - DWM Military/Contract 1904-29
Lugers - Rework & Non-DWM 1915-1945
Mauser C96 Broomhandles 1896-1937
Nambu Pistols 1902-1945
Walther 1-9, PP, PPK, & P38 1910-1945
Walther Sport/Olympia Pistols

WW2 Pistols
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WW2 Sub-machine Guns
WW2 (German) Assault Rifles
WW2 Light Machine Guns

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Axis Countries
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Armored Vehicles of Hungary
Armored Vehicles of Italy
Armored Vehicles of Japan

Allied Countries
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