bluekash44 Using Copied 2012 Uncirculated Sovereign Image on eBay

bluekash44 from Leicester stole our 2012 Uncirculated Sovereign photograph to use on eBay, without our permission, to try to sell his own. It is totally dishonest. Image theft is endemic on eBay, and most sellers appear not to care whether their buyers are deceived.

High eBay Feedback is No Guarantee of Integrity or Honesty

When we wrote this page, this eBay member’s feedback was 2794 with 99.9% Positive Feedback according to eBay.

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.

What’s Wrong?

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. 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.

Sample Listing

2012 Gold Full Sovereign – Diamond Jubilee – St. George & Dragon Design
The item is still sealed as shown in the listing images – Included is a red box!
Terms & Condition
The postage is to ENGLAND, WALES & part of SCOTLAND, excludes Highlands & Islands
Please bid only if you want the item. Non-Paying customers will be reported to ebay & will result with an Item Strike against them
Payment must be received within 5 days after auction ended; otherwise auction will be voided.
Item will only be dispatched when payment has cleared, please allow 5-7 working days for it to clear.
Email inquiries on auctions will only be answered Mon-Friday between 10am-5.30pm
Seller ID:
Item Number:
11th May 2016
2012 Gold Full Sovereign – Diamond Jubilee – St. George & Dragon Design

The seller was asking for a buy it now price of £250.00.

Even before 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.




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