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RandyT, is this you?
« on: March 30, 2009, 12:49:28 pm »

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Re: RandyT, is this you?
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2009, 12:53:00 pm »
I doubt it is.

Funny thing is they included the pic with the GGG watermark URL on. If the people who view the auction have any sense they will go to GGG and see you can get them for $25.  ::)

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Re: RandyT, is this you?
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2009, 01:01:04 pm »
They even ripped off Randy's description..... I really doubt this is Randy, so I sent them an "inquiry" message.
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Re: RandyT, is this you?
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2009, 01:17:12 pm »
They even ripped off Randy's description..... I really doubt this is Randy, so I sent them an "inquiry" message.

I don't think it is. I recall one of the sellers, either Randy or Andy, mentioning that they don't use eBay as a seller.

Besides, if you look at his profile and history, he's just a opportunistic seller. He's got so many wares spread across so many different interests that it can't be anything else and it's certainly not Randy. He just takes advantage of lazy eBayers. I can't decide if I want to say poo on him for stealing Randy's content or poo on the buyers for not researching their purchases.

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Re: RandyT, is this you?
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2009, 01:41:00 pm »
This is a bigtime scumbag move to profit on some else's good will and hard work. What an a-hole!  :timebomb:  :angry:  :bat

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Re: RandyT, is this you?
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2009, 01:46:56 pm »
Besides, if you look at his profile and history, he's just a opportunistic seller. He's got so many wares spread across so many different interests that it can't be anything else and it's certainly not Randy.

Yeah, I browsed through their stuff and that was the impression I got as well.
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Re: RandyT, is this you?
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2009, 02:51:08 pm »
So, is this eBay "Powerseller" selling these at a big mark-up and then just drop-shipping from GGG to the customer?

Man, that's wrong on sooooo many levels.

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Re: RandyT, is this you?
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2009, 03:54:12 pm »
Worse yet, he's hotlinked the pics from Randy's site.  If I was Randy, there'd be some picture changing on my agenda tonight.
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Re: RandyT, is this you?
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2009, 03:59:23 pm »
They even ripped off Randy's description..... I really doubt this is Randy, so I sent them an "inquiry" message.

An eBay inquiry from Mullins.....oh boy, here we go....

Worse yet, he's hotlinked the pics from Randy's site.  If I was Randy, there'd be some picture changing on my agenda tonight.

Some beastiality, maybe? eBay would love that.

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Re: RandyT, is this you?
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2009, 04:07:14 pm »

Worse yet, he's hotlinked the pics from Randy's site.  If I was Randy, there'd be some picture changing on my agenda tonight.

Some beastiality, maybe? eBay would love that.

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Re: RandyT, is this you?
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2009, 05:10:52 pm »
They even ripped off Randy's description..... I really doubt this is Randy, so I sent them an "inquiry" message.

An eBay inquiry from Mullins.....oh boy, here we go....

But it's only fun if they respond.  ;D

Worse yet, he's hotlinked the pics from Randy's site.  If I was Randy, there'd be some picture changing on my agenda tonight.

Ooh.... I've seen someone do just that....needless to say it was NOT pretty.
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Re: RandyT, is this you?
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2009, 05:13:18 pm »
Ooh.... I've seen someone do just that....needless to say it was NOT pretty.

Yeah, let's hope RandyT puts a hurt on this guy with some new images.

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Re: RandyT, is this you?
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2009, 05:46:57 pm »
I reported it to Randy this morning... he added the watermark afterward.  I suggested some GOATSE but he said he had that image linked to too many different places.  I then suggested he change the watermark to read "$24.95 @ www.groovygamegear.com".
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Re: RandyT, is this you?
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2009, 06:13:17 pm »
I reported it to Randy this morning... he added the watermark afterward.  I suggested some GOATSE but he said he had that image linked to too many different places.  I then suggested he change the watermark to read "$24.95 @ www.groovygamegear.com".

With a little server side scriptfoo, one could have the server look for requests with an eBay referral then server up some goatse only to those. Me personally, I would've done Goatse, but that's just as effective and it'll get him more business. Good for him to take the high road.

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Re: RandyT, is this you?
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2009, 08:15:15 pm »
I reported it to Randy this morning... he added the watermark afterward.  I suggested some GOATSE but he said he had that image linked to too many different places.  I then suggested he change the watermark to read "$24.95 @ www.groovygamegear.com".

Yeah, no GOATSE! I think *I* might be hotlinking it on the news page somewhere. Normally I don't do that but on an established vendor like GGG I might have.

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Re: RandyT, is this you?
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2009, 08:16:24 pm »
I reported it to Randy this morning... he added the watermark afterward. 

Ah... that'll work too.
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Re: RandyT, is this you?
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2009, 08:36:59 pm »
I reported it to Randy this morning... he added the watermark afterward. 

Ah... that'll work too.

Less chaos, though.

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Re: RandyT, is this you?
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2009, 08:42:59 pm »

Just wanted to chime in here and say that it is absolutely not me conducting this auction, not "drop shipping" anything for this individual, nothing of the sort.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to alert me to this situation.  I'm not happy about it, but I think the watermark will have the desired effect.

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Re: RandyT, is this you?
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2009, 10:07:19 pm »
"Bidding has ended for this item" ...... and no response from the seller to my e-mail dang-it.
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Re: RandyT, is this you?
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2009, 11:30:03 pm »
I asked a question "Isn't this the joystick available for $25 directly from groovygamegear.com?" but questions weren't public on the auction.  :(

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Re: RandyT, is this you?
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2009, 11:31:54 pm »
darn it...
I have been gone a week.
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Re: RandyT, is this you?
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2009, 06:27:24 pm »
Well, wasn't he in violation of ebay policy? Why didn't anyone report it?
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Re: RandyT, is this you?
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2009, 08:54:34 pm »
Well, wasn't he in violation of ebay policy? Why didn't anyone report it?

No violation that I'm aware of. He was selling a product, not intellectual property. It was a ripoff price and in poor taste, but not in violation of any policy I think.

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Re: RandyT, is this you?
« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2009, 10:17:40 pm »
Doesn't look as if there were any bids, so perhaps all who viewed were the wiser.
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Re: RandyT, is this you?
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Re: RandyT, is this you?
« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2009, 10:33:34 pm »
He has lots of overpriced items in his store. I am sending him offers of between $1 and $3 on all of his stuff. Maybe he will accidentally accept one of them.  :dunno Yeah, I'm bored.

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Re: RandyT, is this you?
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2009, 11:05:45 pm »
any way to leave a comment on that auction?

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Re: RandyT, is this you?
« Reply #27 on: June 22, 2009, 08:55:25 am »
At it again....

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Re: RandyT, is this you?
« Reply #28 on: June 22, 2009, 04:59:22 pm »
I asked him a question as follows.

Why would I buy this from you when I could go to Groovy Game Gear and buy one for $24.99? That's where you got this one from.


I didn't get any answer though.


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Re: RandyT, is this you?
« Reply #29 on: June 22, 2009, 06:19:05 pm »
Meh, I say let the guy have his "fun". Anyone with half a brain will google an item they see of interest anyways, even if it is just for more info or price comparison. I have a feeling this guy actually boosted Randy's page count a bit and maybe even got GGG some extra customers.

Although it may sound harsh, but I find it hard to feel sympathy for anyone who may have bought through this guys auction. Anyone who doesnt know what google is, is asking for a penalty. On a related note: maybe randy should set up some of these questionable auctions just to drive more people to his site... or not...


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Re: RandyT, is this you?
« Reply #30 on: June 22, 2009, 07:06:53 pm »
I asked him a question as follows.

Why would I buy this from you when I could go to Groovy Game Gear and buy one for $24.99? That's where you got this one from.


I didn't get any answer though.


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Re: RandyT, is this you?
« Reply #31 on: June 22, 2009, 07:49:54 pm »
At least wait until Randy sells out and the value of these handles goes up naturally! :dizzy:
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