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    Ebayers using "25th Anniv" tag on non 25th Anniv figures

    http://cgi.ebay.com/GI-Joe-like-25th...QQcmdZViewItem

    I hope no collectors who might just be getting into Joe or maybe returning buy this thinking it is a new product. I know it says 25th anniv like but still

    What do you guys think of this?

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    It's a cheap way of getting more people to view your auction.
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    There are a lot of great people on Ebay, but half of the people I've bought Joes from were dishonest. I think that is why certain respectable sellers often earn twice as much for similar figures.
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    Nothing wrong with that. Gets more views.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlternateUniverse Steeler
    Nothing wrong with that. Gets more views.
    Really? You're serious? There is nothing "25th Anniv like" about the figure. It is lie made up to sell product. That's ok? I'd think it might even be against ebay policy. I'm sure they wouldn't encourage it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay West
    Really? You're serious? There is nothing "25th Anniv like" about the figure. It is lie made up to sell product. That's ok? I'd think it might even be against ebay policy. I'm sure they wouldn't encourage it
    Honestly I don't think they would care at all. To us die hard collectors, we know it is not the best and that it is not 25th anniversary, but he doesn't say it is. He says "Like 25th Anniv." which I think is fine.

    I also don't think there are a ton of people pulling up that as a search, he would have recieved more hits by putting in "Convention Exclusive" or "Dreadnok Exclusive" something like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlternateUniverse Steeler
    Nothing wrong with that. Gets more views.
    actually there is something wrong with that because it hinders peoples ability to use the search function and find the items that they are looking for. using misleading keywords in your title is against ebay policies, and they can be reported. simply select report this item at the bottom of the page, select misleading keywords, and follow the rest through the process. this is not only dishonest, but it hinders peoples ability to use ebay efficiently which is actually a priority for ebay.

    obviously you want to get more views for your auction, but you have to do so accurately.

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    This like those Transformers sellers who make a point to say "not a reissue" or "non reissue" when they're selling G1 toys. It's seems needless, because if I am looking for a reissue those vintage toys come up or if I am looking for a vintage toy, that particular one has never had a reissue; official or otherwise.

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    it's a little deceptive, but it doesn't bother me much. It's the same thing as people that use "Rare" or “Hard to find" or other catchy shiny words to get more views...

    It’s just marketing.

    A bit deceptive? Yes, I guess. But is it anymore deceptive then most commercial marketing?… I doubt it…

    Annoying? Possibly, if this sort of stuff gets to you…

    Would I do it? Doubtful…

    But you find many people do this sort of stuff all the time on eBay, in all categories…. So I've learned to live with it.

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    It's just as bad as people putting 'AFA worthy' or 'AFA?' in titles and descriptions of non-AFA graded items, not that I care about AFA, I'm just giving another example of this false type of "advertising"
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