tigerstribe of Viborg, Denmark stole our 1974 South African Krugerrand photograph to use on eBay, without our permission, to try to sell his own. Totally dishonest. Image theft is endemic on eBay, and most sellers appear not to care whether their buyers are deceived.
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eBay Copyright Thieves
Many eBay vendors use our coin photographs to sell inferior quality coins on eBay. These eBay members are dishonest and should be avoided.
We believe eBay profits from IP rights infringements (copyright theft), and does so knowingly, only removing infringing items reluctantly, if at all.
We invest a great deal of time, effort, and cost into creating some of the best photographic coin and gold bar images on the internet. We strongly object when lazy and dishonest people decide to use them without a by your leave or thanks, doing so in competition with us. It is always possible, even likely, that sellers who steal photographs do not own a similar item, and have the intention to totally defraud potential buyers.
Copyright theft is dishonest. In this instance the seller has used many images. We recommend you avoid doing business with dishonest dealers. The vendor is not only cheating us by stealing our copyright images, he is fraudulently or ignorantly misleading and deceiving all potential buyers. Gaining pecuniary advantage by deception is the definition of fraud.
1 ounce bullion krugerrand, struck in 22ct/.916 gold. Weight 34.05 grams and Contains 1 Troy Oz Gold
Seller ID: tigerstribe
Item Number: 150925837160
Date: 20th October, 2012
Description: 1974 Krugerrand, 1oz. Solid Gold Bullion Coin, FAST FREE SHIPPING
Price: $1,750.00 (approx. £1,091.77)
The seller was asking for a starting price of $1,750.00. The item did not sell.
Even after eBay’s greedy 10% selling fees, and possible PayPal charges, the seller would almost certainly have been much better off selling the coins to us, instead of stealing our photographs.