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  1. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Curious what the sentiment is with respect to some items. There are recast Bob heads, Shadow Bobs and have seen other threads discussing fake sales award/ grenade bombs.

    I see the interest in the grenade as a display piece but in reality its a sales award that someone else earned and you can't use it to display glasses. So I wouldn't care if I had one that was a recast if it was done right. There is no way that I would pay thousands of dollars for one. But $150 -ish for a repop one? Maybe. Would you care if your sales award was a fake one or would you just appreciate the piece for what it is?

    More to the point, for a Shadow Bob or Bob, to me it's more of a merchandising piece for glasses like a stand. As long as the quality was there- nice finish and nice detail- I wouldn't care if I had a copy. It's a stand that I display eyewear on. I think a reasonable price for replica Bobs of about $150-ish would be acceptable.

    I'm not going into manufacturing or anything!!!

    I'm pretty sure that my Bob is a replica and I'm OK with that. I'm curious though how others feel? If a recast merchandising piece were priced reasonably and represented as a replica would you care? If you didn't have a Shadow Bob, Bob or Grenade award and you could purchase one for $150-ish would you?
     
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  2. Dallas O Hog

    Dallas O Hog O.C.D. Oakley Collecting Disorder haha Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    I think the issue is more to the point of marketing it as genuine and real and overcharging for a replica
     
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  3. Rezechs

    Rezechs Oakley Enthusiast

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    If someone was to make a high quality replica of a clear Bob head i would probably buy it not going to lie.
     
  4. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    You didn't answer any questions posed...
     
  5. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    If they were priced for what they are? I'd be more likely to buy them.

    Fakes are terrible, we get that. I'd rather they not exist. My want for one is not that exceedingly high that I'd shell out a ton of cash. But if someone is recasting them and selling them as copies for a low price? Yeah, I might be game.

    I think some of the prices for Oakley stuff is borderline insane. Especially for things like stands and display items that cost pennies to make and the original owners (outside of Oakley) more often than not get for free.
     
  6. Krank

    Krank Oakley Enthusiast

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    Nope I wouldn't care, but then I'm not a collector.
     
  7. qtrain23

    qtrain23 3D Printing Protege

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    If they were priced as replicas, sure why not.
     
  8. Ecko

    Ecko Team RamRod Staff Member Premium Member

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    I would not be interested. While it is only a display piece. I feel that a fake oakley item is not worth being put into a collection.
     
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  9. lawman0210

    lawman0210 Oakley Collector

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    I traded a bob head from a guy who was representing it as authentic. I am 99% sure it is a replica. It even still had a fresh paint smell to it. I won't divulge his name since I am not 100% sure. I did trade an item that I valued at 150.00 and am ok with the trade even if it was a replica. My only issue is that he represented it as authentic. Had he said it was a copy I would of still made the trade just would of felt better about it afterwards
     
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  10. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Fair enough, but I'm sure that Oakley did not make the originals either.
    Yours and mine probably came from the same guy.