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 Post subject: eBay rip-offs
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 2:42 pm 
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A very brief wander around it last night and I can't believe the nerve of some people. In addition to all the touts flogging overpriced tickets, a quick look for Bloc Party and Kaiser Chiefs threw up a number of people flogging CD-Rs of their not yet released LPs. In each case they made it clear these weren't official, that they were giving "true fans" a chance to hear the album now and that they should buy the official release when it comes out... How very honourable of them... :roll: All of them had ace feedback too and had been doing it for a while. If the music industry wants to protect itself it should just spend a few minutes policing eBay...

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 2:47 pm 
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surely its illegal to do that? not to mention immoral.


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I bet they were converted from mp3 as well (both albums have been doing the rounds in this format) meaning the quality is shite.

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Although that is very annoying, at least they haven't been released yet. There are some people who sell cd-r's that are of albums that have been out for ages. That really gets on my teets.

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I once traded some CD-Rs & SVCD's of the Redskins with someone for his bootlegs of The Stairs. Anyway, his bootlegs were piss poor quality but if that wasn't bad enough he put my Redskins stuff on ebay and was asking £25 for the video disc of them! I reported him and ebay took the items off their site.

The biggest rip off I saw on ebay was when someone from Middlesbrough sold a crystal xbox box for over £120! He did state in the description that it was only the box but the buyer can't of read it properly. You should have seen the feedback he got! :D

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ebay will let anything go though, over the years I have seen peoples souls and virginity's up for auction.

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