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    So...I'm browsing some ads on ebay for some vintage Polks...and I see an ad for some 5JR's. I notice right away from the picture next to the listing that they aren't 5JR's, but are in fact, 7A's. I own a pair.

    I click on the ad...and what do I see? A picture of MY speakers. Not just similar ones...these are MY speakers. In front of MY couch. You can even see MY cat on the couch. This is kinda f'ed up.

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    I've had that happen to me. You can complain to them and ebay. If they linked to your pic, you can have all kinds of fun with that.:D
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    lmao! That would be great...they didn't link to the pic though, it's embedded. I'd have to find a nice pic to replace it for them otherwise...lol

    I'm not really to worried about it...more worried about someone seeing the pic and thinking they're scoring some Peerless 7A's, when in reality...they aren't...You'd think they guy could have at least found a picture of some 5 Jr's to rip off.

    I wrote the guy a message telling him to give me my cat back.:p I also mentioned that he was using a picture of my speakers, which are significantly different from the ones he's selling, and that he might want to point that out in the ad...lol

    Also, the cat's not included. That costs extra. A lot extra.
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    curt, that looks like a comfy sofa, is that for sale?:D
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    Was it the pic before or after you borrowed your neighbor's vacuum?;):D

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    The e-bay listing has been pulled.

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    Ok, ****, you got me curt, i admit i was using your picture... i m sorry buddy but you can buy outfit for 50 bucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knucklehead View Post
    curt, that looks like a comfy sofa, is that for sale?:D
    You've got to be kidding...I'll sell it for 20 bucks! That couch is a POS.

    Quote Originally Posted by ND13 View Post
    Was it the pic before or after you borrowed your neighbor's vacuum?;):D
    It's kinda hard to tell...but I think it was one of the before pics...lol


    The guy wrote me back this morning...

    I'd confess to being embarrassed, except I'm laughing too hard. my digital camera is on the fritz, so I googled "polk 5JR", hit "images", and your picture came up. They look an awful lot like my 5jR's, but I guess not close enough. Thanks, I'll remove the listing later and relist when I can get a proper picture of my speakers. How much should I list your cat and couch for?
    Looks like the "give my my cat back" comment got him!...lol

    If he owns a pair of 5Jr's though...you'd think he'd see how significantly different looking these are from the Jr's...c'mon...a 10" PR compared to a 6.5" PR? That's a bit of a difference...
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    I googled 5jr, look at the last pic on the top row.http://images.google.com/images?hl=e...=Search+Images
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knucklehead View Post
    I googled 5jr, look at the last pic on the top row.http://images.google.com/images?hl=e...=Search+Images
    The first picture in the second row is mine too...hmm...
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    Quote Originally Posted by comfortablycurt View Post
    lmao! That would be great...they didn't link to the pic though, it's embedded. I'd have to find a nice pic to replace it for them otherwise...lol

    I'm not really to worried about it...more worried about someone seeing the pic and thinking they're scoring some Peerless 7A's, when in reality...they aren't...You'd think they guy could have at least found a picture of some 5 Jr's to rip off.

    I wrote the guy a message telling him to give me my cat back.:p I also mentioned that he was using a picture of my speakers, which are significantly different from the ones he's selling, and that he might want to point that out in the ad...lol

    Also, the cat's not included. That costs extra. A lot extra.
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    So how are these pictures of your stuff getting onto the Internet? Is this another example of the ramant disregard for the law and personal rights by the ex-President Doffus administration?

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    I've had my photos used many times...its ok as long as the ad is good.

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    It's because Club Polk comes up pretty high in Google searches, and I've got pictures of my speakers on here. They googled it, and it was one of the first pictures that came up.
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    Use of your photos without consent is a no no.
    Use of your photos without consent for the purpose of profit is a bigger no no.

    At least he agreed to take the pic off. It's nice to see that complete random strangers can still be nice, courteous people. Think about how many people out there would have responded the other way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorokusai View Post
    I've had my photos used many times...its ok as long as the ad is good.
    Used dirty underwear does not count. Although it was a good add.:D
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeRad View Post
    Use of your photos without consent is a no no.
    Use of your photos without consent for the purpose of profit is a bigger no no.

    At least he agreed to take the pic off. It's nice to see that complete random strangers can still be nice, courteous people. Think about how many people out there would have responded the other way!
    Very true...at least the guy was honest about it. I was waiting to get a reply saying "These ARE my speakers...what are you talking about!?"

    I still find it funny that he said he figured the picture was close enough to his 5 Jr's...and that no one would have noticed the difference. There's a pretty big difference between them...lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by MillerLiteScott View Post
    Used dirty underwear does not count. Although it was a good add.:D
    You got a smoking deal and you freaking know it Scott!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MillerLiteScott View Post
    Used dirty underwear does not count. Although it was a good add.:D
    Quote Originally Posted by dorokusai View Post
    You got a smoking deal and you freaking know it Scott!!
    How did I miss out on these?! I would have paid top dollar for Doro's dirty used underwear. I hear it's some of the best underwear out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by comfortablycurt View Post
    How did I miss out on these?! I would have paid top dollar for Doro's dirty used underwear. I hear it's some of the best underwear out there.
    is this doro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaligulaPolk View Post
    is this doro?


    In his dreams and maybe Brett's.;):p:D
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    LOL:D That's funny as hell.


    BTW "Naked Cowboy In Times Square" someone should of hit him. ;)


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    I'd confess to being embarrassed, except I'm laughing too hard. my digital camera is on the fritz, so I googled "polk 5JR", hit "images", and your picture came up. They look an awful lot like my 5jR's, but I guess not close enough. Thanks, I'll remove the listing later and relist when I can get a proper picture of my speakers. How much should I list your cat and couch for?

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    Nope. I usually rock a pair of piss covered Wranglers, no shirt and a sign that says "Will give BJ's for audio". That guitar dude is way too high end for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ND13 View Post
    In his dreams and maybe Brett's.;):p:D
    Cmon for gods sake, its nooshinjohn celebrating his latest AMP! LOL:D
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