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i was sold a pirated dvd on trade me

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:34 am
by sago_sago
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing ... 1333412248

what is disturbing the dude has over 5000 feedbacks and multiple DVD listings despite being reported to TM.

i guess not a lot of people can spot counterfeit (or don't care as long as it's cheap)

here is the item

front cover: http://imgur.com/FSsEepB
back cover: http://imgur.com/Q7rAxnk
disc: http://imgur.com/2hPpBxx

Re: i was sold a pirated dvd on trade me

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:15 pm
by digidog
Hi Ramil and welcome to ScamBusters. Sorry to hear you've been ripped off with a pirated DVD. I had a similar thing happen about three years ago when I bought a Breaking Bad DVD on TradeMe. The Invercargill-based seller was listing dozens of copies of DVDs and was obviously making a good income from ripping off other people's work. I contacted NZFACT (the NZ Federation Against Copyright Theft -- now called the NZ Screen Association) via email to report the seller, and guess what. They never even got back to me.

When the organisation which supposedly polices copyright theft is that slack, it's hardly surprising that TradeMe is full of pirated DVDs.

Incidentally your seller has previously complained about buying pirated DVDs on this TradeMe auction. His feedback includes a red face for this trade, to which he responded.
sweus is a crook - trying to illegally sell pirated burned dvds. my 'threat' was to inform trademe and the authorities who police such dispicable behaviour. he doesn't appear to get that what he is doing is criminal and has packed a sad because he has been called on his offensive activities and has clearly violated trademe conditions. DANGER WARNING WARNING DANGER!!!
I'm sure you can see the irony here.

Re: i was sold a pirated dvd on trade me

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:45 am
by sago_sago
thank you for this....up to today, he maintains that he didn't sell a pirated DVD

funny, he sold hundreds of DVDs, claimed to have worked for the movie industry and he doesn't know what a counterfeit one is

at this point, i don't care about the money lost. it's just loose change.

do you think it's worth it to bring it to the disputes tribunal to stop his illegal activities?

Re: i was sold a pirated dvd on trade me

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:42 am
by digidog
sago_sago wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:45 am
do you think it's worth it to bring it to the disputes tribunal to stop his illegal activities?
No. The minimum filing fee is around $70 so you'd have to be feeling generous.