Possible Ebay alert! Mods. move if necessary

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by 8 perf, Feb 25, 2006.

  1. 8 perf

    8 perf Sr Member

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    I know we are not supposed to post links to live auctions, but I thought this may need posting. Mods, please move or delete if I am wrong here.

    I recently caught this guy using pics of a custom lightsaber I made, hyperlinked directly from my website in his auction. I shut him down by altering my website code, and for the longest time he had a "red x" where my pic used to be. On top of all that, he claimed his instruction book was used to make the light sabre in question. As it was my saber, I know this to be false..
    I see he has a new pic up now of what appears to be a real graflex. Again he says it was built using his plans.
    If this is one of your pics, and there are others on his listing, you might want to let him know how you feel. I did not report him to ebay, as I caught it in time and I was feeling nice that day, but........
    BTW, if this is a member here, you should D**N well know better.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/How-to-Build-Lightsabe...1QQcmdZViewItem
     
  2. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nothing like dealing with scumbags on Sunday morning.
     
  3. sandollor

    sandollor New Member

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    What a total shame it is to see this type of auction.
     
  4. stingray

    stingray Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    You might want to think about watermarking your photos. I have had to do that myself due to my pictures popping up at different places.
     
  5. 8 perf

    8 perf Sr Member

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    watermarking---------on my "to-do" list this afternoon
     
  6. upandatom

    upandatom Well-Known Member

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    It'd almost be worth the $10 just to leave a neg feedback saying what this guy is actually up to.
     
  7. xeno

    xeno Well-Known Member

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    just buy one and resell it for $0.01
    with the exact same header and
    with 10.0000 available :angry

    Xeno
     
  8. batninja

    batninja Well-Known Member

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    This guy can't even spell his username correctly. I don't trust anyone that can't spellcheck their eBay auctions, no matter what the feedback rating is.
     
  9. Chingon

    Chingon Well-Known Member

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    The pic of the 2 Graflex sabers are linked directly from Matt Munson's website. Hopefully he'll see this and do something about it.
     
  10. nmmatt

    nmmatt New Member

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    Nice one Matt :lol

    Might make this jerk think again about using someone elses photos :lol
     
  11. MaxPlague

    MaxPlague Well-Known Member

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    HEHE... :lol
    Nice going Matt.
     
  12. KevVader

    KevVader Sr Member

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    That is classic....nice. :p
     
  13. Lawgiver

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    Good job Matt, not a very bright thief. :confused

    The owner of the first pic has been notified as well...
     
  14. kell

    kell Well-Known Member

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    Matt- your new pic is much better :lol :lol :lol
    I pulled it up and laughed so hard I almost wet myself ...

    Kell
     
  15. yakcam

    yakcam Sr Member

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    :lol

    I almost spat my coffee over my monitor, that's damned funny.

    Well done Matt :thumbsup

    Cheers,

    Kraig
     
  16. aniskywalker

    aniskywalker Active Member

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    ... :cheers ... :D
     
  17. propsculptor

    propsculptor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great Job Matt, Very Funny.. :lol :lol
     
  18. THEWRAPOFCONS

    THEWRAPOFCONS Well-Known Member

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    guess I am missing what Matt did to the auction
     
  19. Lawgiver

    Lawgiver Well-Known Member

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    Look at the second picture.

    Anyone know what David Duchovny holding a flashlight has to do with this guys plans... :p
     
  20. MattMunson

    MattMunson Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks guys. (takes all appropriate bows, and waves to crowd)

    I have chingon to thank for notifying me of the auction. The seller was silly enough to link DIRECTLY to a photo on my website that showed a couple of sabers. The sabers were built on top of real graflexi, using yoda's house kits. the ebay user said they were made using his kit.

    So I wrote a bit of text on the photo to alert ebayers to his folly. :) You may have to hit "refresh" on your browser to see the changes.

    Sadly, this will only work once, and he can always just shut down the auction, but oh well. If a few of my friends at the RPF get a good laugh out of it, then it was worth it. I'm sure the seller will be back.
     
  21. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    :lol Matt you da MAN..... :lol
     
  22. nash

    nash Well-Known Member

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    LOL that is freakin awesome dude. good job. Whats more funny is the fool doesnt even realize he's being trashed in his own auction. rofl.
     
  23. xionx2k1

    xionx2k1 New Member

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    I would like to offer my congrats, as this is justice served. and quite possibly one of the funniest things I have ever seen. :lol :lol :lol

    By the way I found I had to refresh the page because I had looked at it before the pic was changed...so if you can't see the awesome note to this guys potential customers just hit refresh.
     
  24. Sluis Van Shipyards

    Sluis Van Shipyards Master Member

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    Good job. [​IMG]

    Corpseguy is that a real pic? :lol If it is I can tell my girlfriend that lightsabers do do something other than lay around on display and gather dust. :lol
     
  25. 8 perf

    8 perf Sr Member

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    Daaaammmnnnn Matt. Wish I had thought of that when he did it to me the first time around. Pure genious.

    -Mark
     
  26. MattMunson

    MattMunson Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I have my moments :p
     
  27. Gojira61

    Gojira61 Sr Member

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    Well hell Matt, have more of them, that ones a classic.

    Jim
     
  28. Spheric Thor

    Spheric Thor Well-Known Member

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    Good one, Matt.

    Have you guys check out his other auctions by clicking on veiw seller's other items.
     
  29. Lawgiver

    Lawgiver Well-Known Member

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    Yes, and it appears he's ripped most if not all the images...

    I've contacted as many as I could.
     
  30. The Hopkinator

    The Hopkinator Sr Member

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    Oh man thats great. Id love to be there when he sees it... Way to go Matt.
     
  31. temponaut

    temponaut Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Bravo. :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup
     
  32. DarthWillie

    DarthWillie New Member

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    Great job :D

    just a very mean idea, put a very nasty pornographic picture there an then report him with E-bay, maybe they'll suspend him :love
     
  33. voice in the crowd

    voice in the crowd Sr Member

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    :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup :lol
     
  34. temponaut

    temponaut Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Coming up on 24 hours since Matt added his wonderful "douchebag curtousypatrol" text to the stolen photo in the auction... and it's still there. :D (See link in Post #1.)

    I wonder how many eBayers have stumbled across it at this point. :lol

    Giving this thread a bump in the hope that RPFers who missed it earlier will get a chance to enjoy it now, before the auction gets pulled.

    Ah, sweet justice. :thumbsup
     
  35. temponaut

    temponaut Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Now nearing 63 hours. Matt's value-added auction text still going strong. :D
     
  36. DrStranglove

    DrStranglove Sr Member

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    I count that guy lucky. If it had been me I would have put up a spewing butt hole....
     
  37. SurferGeek

    SurferGeek Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Even with Matt commenting directly onto the images this idiot used for his auction, someone still made a purchase from him yesterday.

    cowgirlff US $9.99 1 Feb-27-06 18:53:07 PST


    Further amplifies my favorite Ebay axiom: "A fool and his money will soon part."

    :p
     
  38. KarlBud420

    KarlBud420 Well-Known Member

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    *.

    Bruce
     
  39. AndySertin

    AndySertin Well-Known Member

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    a bit bold... But good for him.

    Hail to the King, MM
     
  40. dkwd

    dkwd Well-Known Member

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    Nicely done, Munson.


    David
     
  41. Funky

    Funky Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    :lol :lol :lol
     
  42. Cenobyte

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    One of his other auctions' images now has a text "I am a dork" :lol

    I cannot believe the nerve of this guy threatening if anyone resells his items he will report them.

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. After ripping off other people's images.
     
  43. temponaut

    temponaut Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    :lol Yes, indeed. This guy seems to make a practice of stealing other people's pictures to use in his auctions. Now, in addition to Matt, another owner of a stolen photo is fighting back. Check out the pictures in the following auctions:

    "douchebag curtousypatrol"

    "I am a dork"

    :lol :lol :lol
     
  44. abntroop1

    abntroop1 Active Member

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    just came across this today, and it made my morning. thanks for the laugh. :)
     

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