oddigy Nov 3, 2006 (edited Nov 5, 2006 by Amber)
The other thread got too long, and I feel this deserves a bit more visibility.
As was mentioned in the other thread, there is a seller on ebay that goes by the userid customspecialists who is selling homemade bootleg game soundtracks.
This is not your ordinary run-of-the-mill bootleg seller, selling SM/EverAnime stuff.
This seller will buy one copy of the original soundtrack, then make CD-R copies of it, press a false label on to it, then claim it is the "original" being sold as part of a "salvage lot"
The seller will claim boldly that he is "importing these legally from contacts in Japan" but we all know he's a one-person outfit making these in his basement or whatever, and tricking VGM fans wanting to buy the real thing into buying his fake CD-Rs at lower-than-imaginable prices.
The purpose of this thread is to make people aware of this seller, and to compile lists of his auction numbers that can easily be copied and pasted into eBay's "report auction" contact forms.
Here's how this will work - below are some catch-all URLs that will link you to the "report auction" pages for different categories. Please report each group of auctions in each category to ensure that the proper team is dispatched to analyze and hopefully end the auctions. Just click the "Email us" link and paste the batches of auction item numbers in. Remember that each form can only accept TEN item numbers at a time. I've separated them accordingly. Here are the categories:
- Media on Recordable formats (CD-R, DVD-R, VHS Tape, etc.)
http://pages.ebay.com/help/contact_us/_ … 2_2_5.html
- Other replica or counterfeit items
http://pages.ebay.com/help/contact_us/_ … media.html
- Backup movies, television programs, music, etc.
http://pages.ebay.com/help/contact_us/_ … c_etc.html
The next post will be lists of the items, separated by commas, for easy copying and pasting into the links above.
Please, everyone, report these auctions as you see them, either by using the method above, or doing it by single item on your own. I will compile new groups of 10 items every time the seller posts them, so we can all report these quickly.
Good luck. Together we can shut him down. :)