Re: But eBay is so Funny!!!

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Posted by eBay Fan on February 08, 2003 at 20:48:54:

In Reply to: Re: But eBay is so Funny!!! posted by dick Illing on February 02, 2003 at 22:21:11:

But Dick, the styrofoam! Alongside such generosity with processed plastics, copyright law and gross lack of respect for human beings seems, well, just so trivial.

By the way, don't you wish that "sellers like [him] were more and more in the minority"? Unfortunately, the opposite seems to be the case.

: 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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