Monday, June 22, 2009

Doing some Google searching...

Sometimes...
even though I've got so much
I NEED to be doing...
I just like to spend a few minutes
"Googling" myself.

Or..in this case...
Rustic Goth.

I think it important to find out
where I'm 'at'...just to be sure there's nothing
'hinky'
going on with my art.

I suppose it stems from seeing so many of the
'rip-off' artists that have been
stealing the work of artists that I am familiar with...
having listed beside them on eBay.
In many cases, these artists actually 'rip-off' the
photos the artists listed...right off Etsy...complete with the
eBay watermark in the corner.

Just last week...an 'scammer' from Beijing listed a piece
I immediately identified as a
Michael Angel original.
It was actually the picture he had put in his
eBay listing.

They came on Etsy...opened a shop...filled it with items
they had totally ripped off of legitimate artists...
managed to sell an item or two
BEFORE
they were booted off.

Normally these scammers are 'caught'
and kicked-off...
often they have sold an item or so
before that happens though.

I don't know if the buyers are actually receiving anything
or not...
anyway...I just like to check for these kinds of
goings'-on...
though I'm not sure how 'Googling' myself will help.


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