eBay Copyright Thief 'superiorcoinsuk'
'superiorcoinsuk' of Stanmore, Middlesex, United Kingdom - yet another eBay copyright thief, and PowerSeller, using our 1997 Tokelau $10 gold proof photographs.
Day after day, dishonest, lazy eBay members, some dealers, some PowerSellers, use our high quality coin photographs without our permission, and in breach of our Intellectual Property Rights (copyright). They use these images to compete with us. We believe honest eBay members should avoid doing business with these dishonest sellers.
As part of our effort to deter future infringements by the same or other eBay members, we have started to "Name and Shame" some of them.
When we revised this page in August 2009, superiorcoinsuk had increased its feedback to 3,315; and this was 99.2% positive.
Stanmore, Middlesex, United Kingdom
1997 SOLID GOLD PROOF COIN-THE GOLDEN HIND-UNC & CASED
1997 SOLID GOLD PROOF COIN COMPLETE WITH COA
FEATURING THE GOLDEN HIND - THE SHIP OF SIR FRANCIS DRAKE
MINT UNC CONDITION
BUY WITH 100% CONFIDENCE FROM A TRUSTED UK POWERSELLER- 100% FEEDBACK RECEIVED!
ALREADY OVER 1600 SATISFIED CUSTOMERS!
LOW STARTING PRICE!!
ALSO HAVE A LOOK AT SOME OF MY OTHER ITEMS AS THEY ARE REALLY CHEAP AND MIGHT BE OF INTEREST!!
TO BUY THIS ITEM INSTANTLY, OR FOR MORE ITEMS VISIT MY SHOP AT (removed):
- The item they were offering was a Tokelau gold proof $10, nowhere did they state it to be from Tokelau
- it was incorrectly listed under:
Coins : Coins : British : Proof Sets / Coins : 2000s
Listing in the wrong category is a breach of eBay's listing rules,
- BUY WITH 100% CONFIDENCE FROM A TRUSTED UK POWERSELLER
What, one who steals other people's images?
Also, there is an implication that the coin being offered for sale is the one in the photographs, which it clearly is not. This is misrepresenting the goods on offer, and deceiving their potential customers.
- 100% FEEDBACK RECEIVED!
Actually, according to eBay your Positive Feedback is only 99.1%.
What about the 14 Negatives, and 24 Neutrals? It seems rather dishonest to claim 100% feedback!
When we took a note of this dealer's listing with its pirated images, we realised we had seen their name before. They appear to make quite a habit of misdescribing medals or medallions as coins. There is considerable and important difference, but we notice many small eBay traders using similar misdescriptions all the time, and eBay don't appear to care, after all , they are getting fees from this stuff.
Power Sellers - Pillars of the eBay Community?
According to eBay, PowerSellers are "the pillars of our community, PowerSellers are committed to upholding and embracing the core community values that are the very foundation of eBay. They are exemplary members who are held to the highest standards of professionalism..."
Makes you wonder what they rest of them are like!
We see many so called PowerSellers selling crap day after day, with descriptions which can only be considered as deliberately misleading.
Please see our "Copyright" page for further information.
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We already have a page naming and shaming dealers using our images without permission. It's time we did the same for eBay, although if we include them all, this could be a very long page.
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Reverse of 1979 Tokelau Gold Proof $10 As Used by Superiorcoinsuk
eBay Listing 200217603980
Obverse of 1979 Tokelau Gold Proof $10 As Used by Superiorcoinsuk