Ebay can be a great source of items related to Mark, DS and the NHBs, but caution is always necessary. It has come to our notice that a number of photographs, CD liners, etc, are being sold on eBay with what are clearly fake MK autographs (see the genuine and fake examples below). It may be that the seller is unaware that the autograph is a fake but we strongly advise you to be very careful when bidding on such items.


Ebay fake
Ebay fake


We have also been told of people who offer rare items - such as the Comfort & Joy EP - but when they arrive they turn out to be CD-R copies and not the original items. Our advice is do not bid unless you are absolutely certain the item for sale is truly genuine/original. Offers of Certificates of Authenticy are meaningless - anyone can make one - and money back guarantees should be treated with caution.

Also, be wary of buying so-called limited edition commemorative gold or platinum CD/disc displays on auction web sites and TV auction channels. These are not not genuine music industry awards, they are simply items being made for fans to buy and the companies manufacturing them often do not use the actual album in the displays.

At the end of the day, its up to you to be sure of what you are buying. If in doubt, don't bother.