Oozing Goo - The Lava Lamp Syndicate

If my photo is utilized in the selling of a lamp on eBay, shouldn't I get a percentage of the proceeds?  I guess with this being a public site that our pics are fair game?  :-)

I'm being a good boy and not posting a link to the auction.  Its a sorta nice lamp.

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LOL - Chicago --> Seattle --> Texas --> Chicago.  I may have to ask $600 on the lamp.  ;-)

Critter said:

LOL , I was just searching ebay and stumbled on to your Colossus, which is now in Seattle, and for sale! I came here to OG to post this, and I see you have already spotted it too!

Jim, I am going to buy it now, but insist that you deliver it to TX!

Critter

Gray water, so enticing :/

Unless all photos on this site are implicitly licensed for free commercial use (which I very much doubt), this is absolutely not fair game. Besides, this seller is effectively lying to anyone bidding on the lamp. I would notify eBay immediately. (Sorry if that seems a bit harsh, but I have absolutely no tolerance for dishonest eBay sellers.)

I agree

Alfred said:

Unless all photos on this site are implicitly licensed for free commercial use (which I very much doubt), this is absolutely not fair game. Besides, this seller is effectively lying to anyone bidding on the lamp. I would notify eBay immediately. (Sorry if that seems a bit harsh, but I have absolutely no tolerance for dishonest eBay sellers.)

Its lazyness on the part of the seller. When I was selling on ebay I had to deal with not only people ripping off pics but copying and pasteing my entire description in the listing. But if people do not have the right camera they will often resort to these tactics.
But look at the bright side Jim: it must have been a really nice looking lamp and pic for him (or her) to use to sell theirs.

I do find this whole thing to be quite funny and do see the bright side in it.  It is indeed a very fine pic and for those unfamiliar with a Colossus, that pic should make you gasp a bit.  Majestic would be one word that comes to mind; hell, I might even say imposing.  Not one to toot my own horn, but "toot toot"!  I did do quite a job of capturing a Colossus in all its glory.

I do wonder how many folks will inquire abut the Cosmos. 

They will more than likely get at least a few questions but if you're curious you should email him and ask him if this is in fact his picture and all of the lamps in it are his. I would do it just for personal halarity and ammusement.

You know, when someone doesn't post a picture of the actual item on ebay I get really leery.  My first question would be if it even flows or how well it flows.  And if you're gonna sell something for $600, take the time to take a picture.  If you don't have a camera buy one for $50 at walmart.  If you don't want to buy a camera get a 12 year old niece, nephew, or neighbor to take a picture for you, they can even show you how to post it!

I agree, I messaged the guy asking if he had actual pictures of the lamp. He replied saying he doesnt and that the lamp is in storage and too heavy for him/her to get out and take pictures, then followed by asking if Im in seattle and that i could come by to check it out whenever... But who has 8 hours to stick around and see if it flows???


Keith said:

You know, when someone doesn't post a picture of the actual item on ebay I get really leery.  My first question would be if it even flows or how well it flows.  And if you're gonna sell something for $600, take the time to take a picture.  If you don't have a camera buy one for $50 at walmart.  If you don't want to buy a camera get a 12 year old niece, nephew, or neighbor to take a picture for you, they can even show you how to post it!

Exactly!!

Rodrigo said:

... But who has 8 hours to stick around and see if it flows???

They probably know that very well too!   Good on whomever asked about the "stolen" pics, etc. I have a feeling it was a fellow goo head by the way they phrased that question.  ;-)  
 
Keith said:

Exactly!!

Rodrigo said:

... But who has 8 hours to stick around and see if it flows???

Honestly who doesn't have a phone with a cam lol

Keith said:

You know, when someone doesn't post a picture of the actual item on ebay I get really leery.  My first question would be if it even flows or how well it flows.  And if you're gonna sell something for $600, take the time to take a picture.  If you don't have a camera buy one for $50 at walmart.  If you don't want to buy a camera get a 12 year old niece, nephew, or neighbor to take a picture for you, they can even show you how to post it!

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