Posted by dick Illing on February 02, 2003 at 22:21:11:
In Reply to: Re: But eBay is so Funny!!! posted by eBay Fan on January 29, 2003 at 01:23:13:
It is worse than that - they are not selling scans of prints but scans of published prints. I know this because one of the offerings is of one of my prints which I contributed to the Kuniyoshi exhibition at the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum and Philadelphia and was published in the accompanying catalogue "Heroes & Ghosts" by Robert Schaap. The print is very rare and some minor printing flaws and a wormhole are conclusive, although they have mauled the colours and airbrushed out the publishers and censor seals.
: Here's a good one for eBay followers. A seller, who calls himself "honorable**ass*****" (name covered to protect the guilty) sells SCANS of prints at $25 each, with $12 shipping. Then, after quoting a bunch of silly customers who don't real;ize they're buying SCANS, says the following:
: "It seems more and more that sellers like me are in the minority. I use only quality packing materials like peanuts and bubble wrap (where applicable), the cost of which I absorb as a conscientious seller. Don't be afraid to bid on my items because you think there might be hidden costs!"
: Now, don't you LOVE eBay!!!!! After all, this consciencious seller who charges $37 for a scan and shipping actually absorbs the cost of styrofoam for you. How nice!
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