Bob, Armin bought and paid I'm sure pretty good money for the full color inside back cover the the club magazine, and I can't fault him nor the club for that. I have no idea who Borland is or was. IF he had the ability to manufacter chips and made fraudulent chips as being existing or obsolete chips, I'd assume that he'd be spending time in a room that has bars instead of doors.
You didn't lend any knowledge in your post to factual info that'd expose any chip offered in the ad as being a fake. ...are you saying ALL of them are?
Personally, I've bought chips for what turned out to be more than what market value would be, and I offer those chips for sale at what I paid for them, or less if I obtain more of them at a better price to average out the cost of my ignorance. I'd never try to turn even a small profit by passing on to someone else a similar misrepresentation of what I bought under false pretenses. I won't ever try to profit from my own mistakes. .....ever. I just learn from them.