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Zippo real or fake?

Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by kaotick, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. kaotick

    kaotick BST/Marketplace ban

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    I just bought a Zippo off eBay.

    Supposedly it is brand new. The red sticker was hanging off and the hinge looks like white out was applied to it. That doesn't really matter to me but the bottom of the zippo doesn't seem right to me.

    http://yfrog.com/1squicksilverzippoj

    Real or fake?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Buckles

    Buckles Loaded Pockets

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    looks real to me.
     
  3. Mcameron

    Mcameron Loaded Pockets

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  4. Hebily

    Hebily Loaded Pockets

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    If it is a fake, it's a really good one. The date codes match, and the design fits the time period. I would question how "new" it is, being that it was produced a decade ago, but zippo's lifetime warranty is for real. It doesn't matter if it's new - they will fix anything and everything except the finish for the cost of shipping, forever. A friend of mine got a lighter from 1950 something fixed a while back.
     
  5. proventheory

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    Looks real...