Fake Test pressings
Or how I was stupid enought to get ripped off on Ebay

“Dear Magnus,
Hello, it's Vinnie here again. I've managed to locate an old friend of mine with a view to buying a load of records from him. It's my old mate Bryan Nicholls who worked at the pressing plant. I had to find him to see what he was doing with some of his old collection. I am really only only interested in buying the test pressings and unusual promo items at the moment. So I ran a quick list of artists past him and he's prepared to sell the following MOTORHEAD items. To be honest I had you in mind from the start as you've bought items from me before and we've built up a good trusting connection. The MOTORHEAD items on this list are all ORIGINAL UK WHITE LABEL TEST PRESSINGS from the EMI pressing plant at Hayes here in the UK. All items are also in EXCELLENT CONDITION.
1/. 7" OVERKILL / TOO LATE BRO 67 A-1 / B-1.
2/. 7" LOUIE LOUIE / TEAR YA DOWN BRO 60 A-1 / B-1

He wants £60.00 each for the first 3 items and £100 for the RED VINYL "A" label DEMO. He knows he has the original BRONZE issue coloured vinyl 12" LP test pressings of BOMBER/OVERKILL/ACE OF SPADES/NO SLEEP 'TIL HAMMERSMITH and he also knows he has a copy of the 7" BLUE VINYL "A" label promo of IRON FIST, exactly the same as the one I sold recently on eBay. Now, the deal is that I don't have the records actually in my posession, but I do have first refusal on anything. So if you want the 4 items on the list simply send the money to my PayPal account, I can then withdraw it and give it to Bryan, which usually takes 5 to 7 days to do, and then I send you the records. This isn't something that I would generally do, but I'm sure you can imagine the vast sums of money involved with buying a collection of this magnitude and to be honest I just afford to do it. So I'm prepared to do this for a few people and be happy to just take 5% of the sale price for my time. It may sound complicated but it is the only way I can guarantee these sort of items. Please let me know as soon as possible if you are interested as there are a few more people I need to write to about the MOTORHEAD stuff, but as promised, you are the first in line. I hope you are well and I look forward to hearing from you soon,
Kind Regards,

Well, now I must smell a rat? Sorry, I must be one of the most stupid person in the world. Unfortunately I am not, there are many more. I told him:

“Hi Vinnie, Nice to hear from you and that is a very interesting offer. I am interested in all 4 of course but it would feel a bit strange to pay GBP 280 right away. Would it be possible to pay for 1, you send me 1, I pay for 2, you send me 2 and I pay for the last one and you send the last one?
Kind regards/Magnus”.

Fake test...(startpage), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 (this page), 9, 10,

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