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Selling DVD Copies On eBay

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by danielgb123, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. danielgb123

    danielgb123 Regular Member

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    So I've found someone that can send me EXACT copies of DVDs, so like bonus features, all the usual stuff works - anyway, I am just asking what if someone was to notice a difference in the DVDs?

    Guessing my eBay account would be locked, anything else MAJOR?

    Please let me know.
     
  2. Kharis

    Kharis Regular Member

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    you could possibly get fined or go to jail for copyright infringement, sony just tried to sue one of Australia's biggest isp's because people use their service to download torrents, i bet they love going on eBay and finding new suckers to make examples of
     
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  3. danielgb123

    danielgb123 Regular Member

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    Hmm alright, guess that isn't an option then ;)

    Thanks for the answer :)
     
  4. blackhatsith

    blackhatsith Registered Member

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    This is piracy, pure and simple. In the US, you could be fined and/or imprisoned for several years. It's not worth the risk.
     
  5. cjbmeb14

    cjbmeb14 Regular Member

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    Why sell them on Ebay? I know somebody who sells copies of Dvd's and Cd's but, he sells them outside Bingo Halls and Bars and places like that.

    He has been selling them for years now and has never had a problem. He earns quite a lot of money doing it.
     
  6. danielgb123

    danielgb123 Regular Member

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    Could do that I guess, know a guy around the corner from me who does that.
     
  7. Christopher Anderson

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    where is your supplier located?
    does anyone know of a good supplier in the usa?
     
  8. TonyTiger22

    TonyTiger22 Newbie

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    I think selling replica dvd's is still possible on ebay. You just have to open an account in a "secret" identity.
     
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    bfairo Newbie

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    why not use your local and surrounding craigslists?
     
  10. TonyTiger22

    TonyTiger22 Newbie

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    you would have to physically expose yourself to the buyer if you were to sell on craigslists. Lets say you sell ten blurays and you meet the buyer at a cafe to make the transaction. The buyer goes home and later finds out they are replicas. He informs law enforcement and they can easily setup a sting on you. To avoid trouble on craigslists you could sell for a very short period and/or change locations/ph#'s. I don't see craigslist as a long term solution to vend replicas. anyone else have any thoughts on this?
     
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    eazy333 Newbie

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    Do you really think local law enforcement would get involved and setup a "sting" for copyright infringement? I doubt it. But who knows.
     
  12. Matt123

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    Defiantly not worth the risk there are a bunch of things you could get poped for copyright infringement or accessory to copyright. Also losing your e bay account. Or if you mass bought them and sold them to other people and didn't tell them and they figured it out you could have all types of problems. Not worth the trouble.
     
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    neuromancerx Registered Member

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    you don't have to worry about the eBay customers, just other DVD resellers who will rat you out because they're selling legit used copies and you're selling counterfeits (they will know, since you will be cheaper than them). a powerseller just needs to email his account manager and have your account frozen easily.

    sell on craigslist/wherever, but offer mail order service. take anon payment, or through Liqpay. or hire legions of bums to peddle your warez on the streets
     
  14. Deprecated

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    You'd be committing a federal offense just by knowingly selling the DVDs. Mailing them would be a separate federal offense. Mail fraud is a really big deal too.
     
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    legoego Regular Member

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    don't know what it is, but it sounds painful
    Yes they would.. I have seen so many shops that have been raided by the police.. but what happens is one shop shuts down and another one opens.
     
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    There is a huge difference between setting a sting for 1 item that you sold rather than a whole store with thousands of dollars worth of replicas!!!! I doubt law enforcement would waste there time on little things like selling 1 dvd at a time they want the person thats supplying you that has mass production of them!!!
     
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    Yeah. The come dwn pretty hard on bootleg DVDs. It's not worth it
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    people from third world country can easily do it. B/c there is no copyright law specially in my country where CDs are available for 0.35$ and DVDs are available for 0.58$ only. I am thinking to step into it If someone can help me to get started in Ebay we can divide our profit 50-50
     
  19. chumpstick

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    U can make a DVD set look like an original set so no one can tell the difference unless they are lookin for it. U can make them look so real no one would notice except 3 out of 100. You will get 97 positive ratings and 3 people complain that they are fake. Those three complaints do nothing with all the positive ratings. Law enforcement cares about big operations where tons of them are being made per day. If u stay low key u wont get busted if u make the copies look good.
     
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    I personally know a guy who was doing just that, selling copies at flea markets for a while and making good money, until the Feds showed up. (not the local Police) It was such an easy arrest for them that they probably did it during lunchtime. This was before the bittorrent scene started.