Heritage Auctions: Ambush Marketing?

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April 15th, 2009, 5:36 pm #21

Anyone else think this is a bit "bush league"? I'm sure eBay would be thrilled to know its auction site was being used to promote another auction....

http://cgi.ebay.com/1910-E93-Standard-C ... 1|294%3A50



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Yes....... very Bush league! That has got to violate some ebay policy (lord knows they have plenty).
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Joined: May 15th, 2005, 7:42 pm

April 15th, 2009, 5:36 pm #22

Anyone else think this is a bit "bush league"? I'm sure eBay would be thrilled to know its auction site was being used to promote another auction....

http://cgi.ebay.com/1910-E93-Standard-C ... 1|294%3A50



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I hope Heritage will not accept the $100 from the bidder.
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April 15th, 2009, 6:08 pm #23

Anyone else think this is a bit "bush league"? I'm sure eBay would be thrilled to know its auction site was being used to promote another auction....

http://cgi.ebay.com/1910-E93-Standard-C ... 1|294%3A50



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Are their catalogs not free ???
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April 15th, 2009, 6:09 pm #24

Anyone else think this is a bit "bush league"? I'm sure eBay would be thrilled to know its auction site was being used to promote another auction....

http://cgi.ebay.com/1910-E93-Standard-C ... 1|294%3A50



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heritage will tell the dude not to send payment and send him a free catalog. the only problem is you might get some upset bidders thinking they got a bargain and leave a neg. other than that, if i was a consignor i'd be real happy my lots are getting extra exposure...don't see what the big deal is.
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April 15th, 2009, 6:44 pm #25

Anyone else think this is a bit "bush league"? I'm sure eBay would be thrilled to know its auction site was being used to promote another auction....

http://cgi.ebay.com/1910-E93-Standard-C ... 1|294%3A50



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I really try not to push it with my listings, so most of my website info is on the the about me page and a link. I have a few others things that I have tried, but this example seems overboard. I have found ways around the eBay crazy policies, but if eBay is specific on some rules they will delete the listing. The Heritage listing is borderline, I wish I could do more - advertise more of what I have outside of eBay too, but I started this hobby with eBay and respect there wishes.

Jimmy

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April 15th, 2009, 6:48 pm #26

Anyone else think this is a bit "bush league"? I'm sure eBay would be thrilled to know its auction site was being used to promote another auction....

http://cgi.ebay.com/1910-E93-Standard-C ... 1|294%3A50



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Why do you guys let yourselves get upset about this? Especially with all the eBay complaints.
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April 15th, 2009, 7:31 pm #27

Anyone else think this is a bit "bush league"? I'm sure eBay would be thrilled to know its auction site was being used to promote another auction....

http://cgi.ebay.com/1910-E93-Standard-C ... 1|294%3A50



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I don't think anyone is really "upset." I do think it's surprising when a major auction house is this blatant about a questionable business practice.
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Joined: February 25th, 2009, 7:42 pm

April 15th, 2009, 8:02 pm #28

Anyone else think this is a bit "bush league"? I'm sure eBay would be thrilled to know its auction site was being used to promote another auction....

http://cgi.ebay.com/1910-E93-Standard-C ... 1|294%3A50



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It doesn't surprise me - it's a somewhat different subject, but see thread from a few days back

http://tiny.cc/Op9MU
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April 15th, 2009, 8:10 pm #29

Anyone else think this is a bit "bush league"? I'm sure eBay would be thrilled to know its auction site was being used to promote another auction....

http://cgi.ebay.com/1910-E93-Standard-C ... 1|294%3A50



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I know you have a "thing" about ears.... but in fairness to them the Jackson look alike is not a slam dunk for it NOT being him, in my somewhat novice opinion. When I asked them about the photo they gave some compelling evidence to support their claim. It might not be him but I am not 100% sure....I am not even 70% sure it's not him...And yes, I have heard, and read, all sides of the argument.

As for this marketing of their auction, if I am not mistaking they have done this ebay listing type advertising many times before. If I were a consignor I would be happy. I also don't think they will take someone's $100 for a catalog, when it's an obvious mistake the bidder is making. Yes, they have a banner on this site but I am being as unbiased as I can in my response here.....best regards
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April 15th, 2009, 8:14 pm #30

Anyone else think this is a bit "bush league"? I'm sure eBay would be thrilled to know its auction site was being used to promote another auction....

http://cgi.ebay.com/1910-E93-Standard-C ... 1|294%3A50



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Well, I don't know about advertising, but you know those Somali pirates? I heard they fly a Heritage Auctions flag on their boats.
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