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VANCOUVER - When a woman in British Columbia responded to an ad boasting great deals on art work in a Vancouver-based Chinese buy-and-sell publication, she wasn't doing it to become an art aficionado, according to Winnipeg Free Press. Lee told her story on the condition only her last name be used. She's embarrassed, she said, because she gave the art dealer $3,000, only to end up with what a small claims court concluded were goods worth just $250 and a woman who did not want to be identified holds a Shoushan stone Buddha statue she purchased from a local man who claimed it was from the Qing Dynasty but turned out to be a fake in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday, July 27, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck Instead, she was hoping to resell a work by a renowned Chinese contemporary artist to help pay for medical treatment for her chronically ill son. She came out of it feeling like a fool an appraiser told her it was fake. (www.immigrantscanada.com).
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