There seems to be alot of counterfeit stuff coming out of China. Of course anybody with a brain can tell the difference between a Chinesse Les Paul and a real one...................
Someone paid $26.00 for one of these the other day and turned around and resold it for over $1000.00 US. The buyer is now trying to get his money back. Who knows, the reseller may be as stupid as the buyer thinking he got a steal on a real Les Paul. A cheap copy is one thing, but these are out and out forgeries (bad ones at that). It's kind of scary that they can produce and sell even a POS guitar for 20 or 30 bucks and still make a profit.
Update: The second buyer got his money back from the original buyer. Now it's up on e-bay again with a bid for $650.00 on it!