i know i could have continued on from the posts in the thread talking about dupe vendors - but i feared this would be lost amongst the replies being given there! As i am relatively new in actively (finally having some spare gold) buying of rares and my increased activity in doing this at the moment. I am getting a little concerned at how many posts there are about dupes. I DO NOT want to buy from these dupers and i want to know im spending my gold on the "true , real" thing! Now my questions are this - 1. When i have purchased an item i have kept a note of who i purchased it from and what i paid for the item. Which is possible when you buy from a player - However, when you buy from a vendor how do you keep such records? sure you know how much you paid but you dont know who owns that particular vendor rental. 2. What other safe guards can u take when purchasing rares from a vendor in order to make sure what you are buying is the genuine thing? 3. Is it still a case of - "if it seems too good to be true - it probably is (Meaning leave well alone)? Thing i really trying to get at is we can never know for 100% certainty what items are duped and who the dupers are (i believe you cant anyhow, unless you catch them red handed so to speak doing it), sure we got our suspisions. So how and what can we do to ensure we dont end up with the dupes??? (particularily when it come to buying off vendors.