669-Ebay jbeerd Eritrea USA consul fake replica number license plates

In December 2017 Ebay seller carplatespro and jbeerd (both the same person) from Moscow in Russia was trying to sell these replica Eritrea plates and a fake US North Carolina consular plate. He does not say how many copies of each he has but he usually has many of each.

He is selling them very cheaply (for him) as he says they are defective plates with defective graphics/embossing. That they certainly are! The Eritrean plates are all the wrong colours for the vehicle type code numbers and the US North Carolina consul plate has the wrong words on it.

Do you really want in your collection a fake plate that is not only very wrong but that many other people also have? Why not just make a drawing of the plate on a piece of cardboard of have a picture printed on card from the www of a real plate and put that in your collection. Much cheaper and better than a fake plate.

The big problem is going to come later when some of these plates get into the market. From a photo during a sale or trade it could be difficult to tell if the plate or plates are genuine or not to someone without the correct knowledge. It just proves that any plate you bid on or trade for MUST be checked against the huge number of photos of genuine plates available on the www.

This just makes everything difficult for everyone. Reproductions are very bad for the hobby and if you care about the future of the hobby, it is better you do not buy reproductions, especially poor quality ones like this seller makes.