Just need to vent.
I've had a couple of items on Ebay since last Friday. (my Energy Take 5.2 system)
I strategically waited to list the speakers until I noticed that there were no others up for auction. I spent over 2 hours taking photos, digging up facts, and writing up an accurate description of the system (not easy because Energy recently removed all the info from their website).
I listed mine around noon EST Friday. I didn't notice until today, but some other slimball went and listed his/her set less than 10 hours later. That part, I'm not mad about. I'm mad because when I looked at their auction listing, I noticed something very familiar. They stole my photos AND my description word for word!
I immediatly sent them a nasty message demanding that they remove the photo and shamed them for stealing my description.
But then, I looked again and I realized that they linked the photo directly from my personal webspace. Hmm. I can have fun with this! I went into photoshop and immediately added a text box to the photo saying "buy from billbillw with confidence: 100% + feedback". I saved the photos and FTP'd them up to my webspace. Now that schmuck's listing has my name in it.
I went into my listing and added to the descripiton saying that I was sorry about the annoying message in the photos, but I had to add that because some other ebayer was stealing my photos. I warned them not to bid on the other guy's stuff if they don't have actual photos and he had to steal the description. He might not even have them.
The real kicker is I did another search and found yet another a**hole who stole my description. He had his own photos, but when I looked, I found that they were the Take 5, not the Take 5.2. I wrote that seller and told him he was so stupid that he didn't even know what he was selling and his description was for the wrong speakers.
So anyway, from now on, I'm putting my sig into all my listing photos. What a bunch of BS!