Well Been buying pipes and I know a lot of people on here do as well. Right now on the bay system is someone with over 11k + and says 100% positive that has some Pipes listed way off the Make. Now I know I don't know all the Marks or Brands of all the Pipes even the ones I collect however doing a Search on my iPhone for Medico Gold Crest only bought up 2 items. One was for a #51 with all the right stuff and another one for a Pipe that has a Cool looking pipe holder (Not a part of the Sale) and a Pipe with Markings I haven't seen on any medico before. Then on the pictures the thing is called Gold Coast and has a Gold Filled band, bite mark in the bit and a buy it now price for 45.00. LOL. So this makes me wonder what else is being sold at questionable listing so I look more. Then I find another pipe, That the Seller says the crack where the Shank meets the stem is only surface LOL and a buy it now for 34.99 or best offer for a Navigator.
Just be on the look out and safe buying. I don't like being taken. Sent her a message and her reply was well I already sold over 400 pipes and no one has been unhappy so who knows. Thought I would share this