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Veracruz37: Photo thief.

Discussion in 'Orchid Vendor FYI' started by Chris, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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  3. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Perhaps he blocked Chris specifically. A couple of years ago, he was selling plants that were tagged imcorrectly, and Chris inquired about it. Perhaps he got his feelers bent and blocked him.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    If that's the case, what do you want to tell him, I don't mind if he blocks me too.
     
  5. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    Veracruz37,

    You have illegally used my photo of Bulbophyllum fraudulentum in your eBay listing. You must remove it immediately.

    Chris.
     
  6. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    and you could send him a link to this thread.
     
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    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    And his plants suck. Last year I got an Encyclia from him that arrived completely desiccated with no viable roots. He refused to make good on it. Wound up having to pursue a refund through my credit card company. - Stephen
     
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    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

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    I'd be happy to contact him as well. It showed up that I could contact him.
     
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    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    Not cool, I was able to contact him and sent this message;


    Veracruz37,

    On behalf of a fellow forum member who is unable to contact you, I'm forwarding you this message. Please follow the link below regarding your unlawful use of the photo regarding this listing.

    http://www.orchidsinteractive.com/showthread.php?9855-Veracruz37-Photo-thief

    You have illegally used my photo of Bulbophyllum fraudulentum in your eBay listing. You must remove it immediately.

    Chris.
     
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    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    Stephen, out of curiosity did you provide any feed back about your purchase? The guy has all positive reviews which are misleading if the plants are of poor quality.
     
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    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    Yes, I certainly did leave negative feedback. I also complained that the actual plant I received was not the one in the photo, despite claims to the contrary. -Stephen
     
  12. Chris

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    thanks folks. He changed the pic to another stolen one.
     
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    What a dirtbag.
     
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    Glad you have the problem solved.

    The other day, some NC or SC ebay seller changed one of my photo a little then used it for his listing...I wasn't able to send him a bill either. In general, I don't mind if they ask me first.
     
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    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    I wish ebay actually gave a cr#p about this kind of stuff. All the reporting and complaining doesn't do anything. <mutter,grumble, mutter>
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Ebay don't give a crap. By the time they will do some investigation, the aution is over.

    I would not buy anything from a thief. Hopefully others saw this thread will feel the same.
     
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    I got a fried alaorii from him last year, he made good on it though by sending me a compot of C. velutina which I preferred in the end anyways. Seemed like a decent guy, aside from not inquiring before using photos.
     
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    Is it me or does anyone else see the irony -
    BULBOPHYLLUM FRAUDULENTUM
     
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    Sharp eye there. Welcome to OI.