If you didn't read about my latest eBay dilemma, you can here.
eBay never removed the listing that was using my picture. And the listing was in my watching list just taunting me. So I took the matter into my own hands.
My message to the seller:
Hi. I am writing you to ask you to please take down the picture for this item that you took from my personal listing. This picture is my own that I took myself. It is against eBay policy to use pictures that are not yours.
Seller Response 1:
That is not a problem not sure when I have my own listings my new girl used your picture and made a new listing. Wow! 49.95 and you are worried about a picture. Consider it taken down dear. Sarah
Seller Response 2:
I hate to tell you but your description is false they did not come out in 1994 I know for a fact they were made last year.
Seller Response 3:
271413115260 that is my new auction number so you can see I took it down. Sarah
My response to 1, 2, & 3:
Thank you. And thank you for being so polite about it... (SARCASM)
Seller Response 4:
Just an fyi the copyright was 1966 and the registered trade mark in 1994. We are a Hallmark dealer. That is what the c and the r with the dates stand for not the date it was made. I just didn't think you understood what those dates are for we get them in all the time. Sarah
So all in all the picture was removed. The seller loved to point out all my mistakes since I pointed out hers I guess. I wanted to explain myself to her, but didn't think that was necessary. At the time of listing the mug, there was no other listings and hardly any info, so I decided to list it high with a best offer. And now my pride is in the way, and I refuse to lower to my price because Sarah pointed it out to me :)
The only thing that really bugs me about this whole situation is that eBay took no action. I love eBay, and I understand that the system can be flawed at times, and I do think in the last few months they have made a better effort at being on the sellers side... but in this case it should have been a no brainer. Its an easy rule to follow....
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