Ridiculous picture disc scam on eBay

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by GodBlessTinyTim, Mar 2, 2019.

  1. Mark From Eire

    Mark From Eire Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Sweden
    I've reported him a number of times on Ebay about the Budgie so-called promo picture discs and they have done nothing about him, I am sure they leave him alone because he some who is still able to sell them at the prices he charges!
     
  2. Ron Stone

    Ron Stone Offending Member

    Location:
    Deep Maryland
    Sniping is totally legal. Not sure what your contention here is. Or are you saying your bid sniper program didn't work? Regardless, eBay certainly doesn't want people not getting their bids in. Higher price equals higher fees.
     
  3. Muzyck

    Muzyck Real inventor of the inverted firkin

    It is probably more likely that ebay does not take down a seller's sales based on random complaints from other users that have no legal standing. It sucks, but that is just the way it works.
     
  4. eddiel

    eddiel Forum Resident

    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Looking at the eBay sellers ad...there's he says that is lie. Is it rare? Yeah it is. He made the darn thing so he must know how rare it is! So no lie there. He didn't call it original, authorised or whatever. No lie there. He makes hardly any claims is basically relying on buyer ignorance.

    At best they can ban him for selling pirated goods but they allow people to sell bootlegs so...I think if the labels and artists started complaining eBay would do something but not if there's a few random users complaining.
     
  5. GodBlessTinyTim

    GodBlessTinyTim Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Look closer at the pictures. These "picture discs" literally do not exist, the seller is just digitally superimposing images onto a turntable using a computer program. They're just a bunch of pixels on a screen, not a photograph of an existent product. If you buy from this seller, you will receive nothing.
     
  6. eddiel

    eddiel Forum Resident

    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    IHe's had at least 114 transaction, no negatives and I've seen these picture discs on eBay before, going back over a year at least. Theres a few sellers doing the same thing (probably all connected). If he was sending out nothing since Dec 17 (when he joined) he'd have had a lot of complaints by now and would've been banned (I've seen that happen although it wasn't anything to do with lps) and had plenty of negative feedback.

    I can actually get one of these made myself locally (assuming the place would ignore the rules of course :) )
     
  7. GodBlessTinyTim

    GodBlessTinyTim Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    I think the depths of deception run pretty darn deep on eBay. I'd be surprised if any of those positive ratings are from real human beings, or if any buyer has received a product. Anyone know someone who knows someone who bought from one of these merchants?
     
  8. Muzyck

    Muzyck Real inventor of the inverted firkin

    Either that or the seller is just using marketing materials from the shop churning this crap out because the pictures look much better than the actual product.
     
  9. craig mack

    craig mack Active Member

    Location:
    Florida
    I actually risked it and gave it a try. I ordered OutKast Ms Jackson picture disc. It actually arrived! It’s def not an official release. More like a fan made collectors item. I think the pics he posts are photo shopped but he makes the records as they’re ordered.
    The disc is thick, has the OutKast pic on one side the other is white, the thin clear grooved vinyl is on top, like fused together. Definitely not like any other picture vinyl I have, but cool none the less. The record plays well too. I was really surprised to get anything at all I thought it was a big scam too but figured what’s money back guarantee would save me if any issues arose. I think he changes his account so often because these albums are bootleg aF./
    I’m gonna frame it and hang it on the wall.. he told the truth it is rare, just not official..
     
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  10. craig mack

    craig mack Active Member

    Location:
    Florida
    Also I gotta add, I got it for $170 still too much I know..
     
  11. MGSeveral

    MGSeveral Forum Resident

    So, basically he's got a lathe cutter thingy.
     
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  12. eddiel

    eddiel Forum Resident

    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Essentially or knows a place that will do them for him. I know a place locally that can do them.
     
  13. GodBlessTinyTim

    GodBlessTinyTim Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Well I'll be damned. Could you upload a picture of the actual product?
     
  14. craig mack

    craig mack Active Member

    Location:
    Florida
    Here’s a couple I’m trying to upload
     
  15. craig mack

    craig mack Active Member

    Location:
    Florida
    Err I tried to cut n paste didn’t work. How do I upload from an iPhone? It was asking image url
     
  16. GodBlessTinyTim

    GodBlessTinyTim Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    It's kind of a pain in the butt, you have to upload them to a site like Imgur and take the URL from there. Don't worry about it if you don't feel like the hassle.
     
  17. Vaughan

    Vaughan Forum Resident

    If you want to email it to me I'd be happy to post for you.
     
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  18. craig mack

    craig mack Active Member

    Location:
    Florida
    Sure shoot me an email I will send pics.. thank you!
     

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