Because it’s winter and I have been sick as a dog from burning myself out. I am spending way too much time searching around the internet for story ideas. One of the categories I look at is Vintage Boat Signs. To be honest is far and in between to find a good sign, and when you do its priced so crazy that I just let it go. Okay, todays topic. Fake? Vintage? This is getting to be a major pet peeve of mine. Folks are printing stuff to look aged and vintage, and then selling it as vintage.
And below is the same sort of copy..mmmmmmm?
I will add that the type feels a tad off. But unless I could see an actual verified sign next to it. Who know. The good news is they are only for sale for 9 bucks. So? I suppose you get what you pay for. But why not explain that in the copy? Why not explain that painstaking effort has been done to create a vintage feel. These signs normally sell for XXXX . At least that’s honest copy
I have used one obscure brand to make a point here. Photos are from ebay listings, and no way am I saying these are not what they claim to be. The copy is written like a lawyer wrote it to avoid any claims. The point is here. That there are so many reproductions out there, that is it killing the Original market for these? How does a consumer know? Can we translate this into our little universe. Are there fake barn finds? UGH!