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Old 27 October 2017, 03:59   #1
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Warning: Gumtree seller possibly selling unofficial discs?

https://www.gumtree.com/p/video-game...mes/1269728041

This ^ was brought to my attention earlier. There's no price on it but presumably he sells them when contacted.
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Old 27 October 2017, 12:19   #2
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The UK seller's ads have all mysteriously disappeared within hours of your post here! Curious!

http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...trip=0&vwsrc=0 (Google Cache copy of Gumtree ad selling Earok's CD32 games compilation)

EDIT: Looks like the seller was flogging your games CD (and other homebrew ones) for 10 UKP each in another ad. Dodgy bugger!

http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...trip=0&vwsrc=0

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Old 27 October 2017, 14:55   #3
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The UK seller's ads have all mysteriously disappeared within hours of your post here! Curious!
I guess the cheeky bugger is an EAB member
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Old 27 October 2017, 15:26   #4
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That's shocking, if the add is right then its someone in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex but that could be a false address in case they got noticed like they have been.
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Old 27 October 2017, 16:16   #5
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Old 07 July 2018, 07:03   #6
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Well, here they go again - stuff from myself, AmigaJay and others. Brought to my attention in a private message.

https://www.gumtree.com/p/other-vide...ale/1304379515
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Old 07 July 2018, 08:59   #7
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let's all hit the report button! I just did...
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Old 07 July 2018, 12:37   #8
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Also on ebay
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amiga-gam...QAAOSwOhda7gCh
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Old 07 July 2018, 14:17   #9
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Looks like the scumtree ad has gone...
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Old 07 July 2018, 16:44   #10
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Lol 15 quid for a burnt CD... Great value.
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Old 07 July 2018, 17:58   #11
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Don't forget he / she probably also printed out the cover / label I'd assume; so that's why it cost so much
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Old 07 July 2018, 19:09   #12
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£25 (+2.95 Postage) for the 444 (+ 888) Games Disc(s)
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Old 09 July 2018, 09:35   #13
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Same seller as the ebay location is right by the gumtree one (before it was removed)
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Old 05 August 2018, 13:55   #14
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Hi folks, I'm on the WinUAE section normally worshipping all created by Toni but saw on the indie news site about one of your disks (Cd32 and Beer comp) so headed here to have a look at what there is. Loved the comps but saw this thread..

As the location is known (unlikely they lied about that) and the person reads here (as a post was removed after the thread started) there's a slim possibility that someone may know the posters name...

Go on, if you know 100% who it is then name and shame...

These comps are created in good faith with lots of involved people so a crass bastage ripping off that stuff is lower than Bantha poodo (Star wars joke).

I'm also all over the retro community and we had the same sort of thing, possibly same person selling CD's with emulators for lots of systems as well as Atari..

All this is out there for free and if it was a service just to burn a dic for that price then you might have some understanding but its blatant ripping off..

Paul..

Oh, my location, under my avatar...Not near Bexhill....

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Old 08 August 2018, 11:14   #15
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Just as a thought. Why don't the compilation creators or a designated representative do ebay posts themselves for a reasonable cost to cover discs and printing with a disclaimer stating how a person can get these for free? Maybe stop these clowns posting the bloated ebay priced posts. Same with Gumtree. Both ebay & gumtree will most times just ignore copyright claims. You could claim creator of the compilation and supporting the CD32 scene. Just an idea.
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Don't forget he / she probably also printed out the cover / label I'd assume; so that's why it cost so much
I don’t understand quite why the creators are getting that upset that their collection of copied games is being copied. Do you see what I mean?

I guess that the creators spent some time making sure the menu’s and controls work etc, but this seller is doing a legally grey thing with a product that is legally grey in the first place.

Unless all of the games featured are legally abandonware, then I apologise.

Yeah it’s a bit scumbag seller-like I guess, but far from the worst thing I’ve heard.

EDIT: I don’t want to make anyone feel bad, I might have got the situation wrong and might not know all the facts, I’m new to this board.
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xanderbeanz; you do realise that I was being sarcastic in my post that you quoted?
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xanderbeanz; you do realise that I was being sarcastic in my post that you quoted?
Yeah of course

I still don’t quite understand why everyone is that upset, I need it spelling out for me, I can be a bit dense at times, lol.
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Old 08 August 2018, 12:37   #19
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Due to the fact that these are free compilations and people are selling them on eBay / Gumtree for ludicrous prices / making money; for just burning a CD-R and printing out covers.
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Old 08 August 2018, 12:48   #20
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Why not add an eBay (and the likes) "deterrent" screen to these homebrew compilations.
Just like many fan translators do, for instance one like this from the english Akumajou Dracula X translation for PS1:
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