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Postby Forceuser » Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:40 am

Found an interesting one here. Look at the pictures in the description. ???
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Postby Aquarius » Thu Jun 23, 2005 7:54 am

Very nice. Someone was wise to the fact that their material was stolen and changed the sourced images...apparently to embarass the lazy seller.

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Postby Forceuser » Thu Sep 01, 2005 3:01 am

Found someone else who has stolen the entire description and pictures from another seller [url=http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SUPER-SOAKER-CPS-2500-Water-gun-pistol_W0QQitemZ5996719296QQcategoryZ11745QQrdZ1QQcmdZView
Item]here[/url]. If you notice, the pictures are all of the gun boxed, yet it comes used with no box! You can see one of the items it was stolen from (the seller has been selling loads of these) [url=http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NIB-SuperSoaker-Super-Soaker-CPS-2500-Water-Gun-Pistol_W0QQitemZ5996123769QQcategoryZ11745
QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem]here[/url].
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Postby Spinner » Mon Nov 07, 2005 10:56 am

Blatant image theft - CPS 2700 with iSoaker's image
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Postby LIGHT ANNIHILATOR » Mon Nov 07, 2005 12:41 pm

Yeah, I noticed that too. :cool:
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Postby isoaker » Mon Nov 07, 2005 5:27 pm

Thanks for the notice... fired the offender an email to remove it by tomorrow or else I'll be reporting it to eBay (they're pretty good at clearing up stolen materials).

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Postby ZOCCOZ » Mon Nov 21, 2005 3:47 am

[url=http://cgi.ebay.com/WATER-GUN-CPS-1-3-5-Blas-SUPER-SOAKER-Powerful-Huge-Gun_W0QQitemZ6015503758QQcategoryZ1174





]CPS 1-3-5[/url]

That dude didn't even bother to edit it accordingly.
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Notes: Ratings based on relative blaster size. Please see the Statistics page for more details on various terms used.
If you use any information from this page and/or any other page on iSoaker.com, please reference iSoaker.com.
Information may only be used for non-commercial uses only. Thanks!


In other words, for people who don't know better, it looks legaly as if you would be the ebay seller, isoaker.




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Postby LIGHT ANNIHILATOR » Mon Nov 21, 2005 4:19 pm

At least he made it pretty clear that it was from isoaker.com. Most people just copy,paste and don't even try to cite the source. :soakon2:
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Postby DX » Mon Nov 21, 2005 5:24 pm

Actually, that guy did less than most people. He didn't try to cite the source; the source was already embedded in the text that he copy-pasted. A real citation would not use the identical wording found in the original article.
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Postby isoaker » Mon Nov 21, 2005 9:02 pm

Thanks for the heads-up, guys!

For those with the energy, it seems like eBay.com has set up an easier reporting method.

See: http://pages.ebay.com/help/confidence/vero-image-text-theft.html

I've sent a warning to that guy to change things by tomorrow otherwise I'll be reporting things.

In other words, for people who don't know better, it looks legaly as if you would be the ebay seller, isoaker.

Actually, what that says is that the information is NOT for commercial use, thus what is in the auction is definitely wrong and not there with permission. :goofy:

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Postby LIGHT ANNIHILATOR » Wed Dec 07, 2005 5:57 pm

Stats Manufacturer Larami Ltd. Class CPSSeries Copyright Date 1999 Item Number 9983-0 Release Date 2000 Patents Availability No Longer Made Overall :: Weight 4320.00 g (152.38 oz.) Reservoir Volume 3500.00 mL (116.67 oz.) Firing Chamber Volume 1270.00 mL (42.33 oz.) Pump Volume 35 mL (1.17 oz.) Parts Length Width Height Blaster :: 98.0 cm (38.58") 21.0 cm (8.27") 32.0 cm (12.6") Nozzles Range (level) Range (45 degrees) Output Output Rating Power Rating Shot Time 11.5x 11.5x :: 5.0 m (16.4') 9.0 m (29.53') 577 mL/sec (19.23 oz./sec) 68 40.8 2.0 sec 8.5x 8.5x :: 6.0 m (19.69') 11.0 m (36.09') 425 mL/sec (14.17 oz./sec) 50.1 36.7 3.0 sec 5x 5x :: 6.0 m (19.69') 11.0 m (36.09') 220 mL/sec (7.33 oz./sec) 25.9 19 6.0 sec Typhoon Blast :: 5.0 m (16.4') 8.0 m (26.25') 390 mL/sec (13 oz./sec) 45.9 24.5 4.0 sec 11.5x :: 6.0 m (19.69') 9.0 m (29.53') 350 mL/sec (11.67 oz./sec) 41.2 24.7 6.0 sec Aqua Storm :: 5.0 m (16.4') 8.0 m (26.25') 430 mL/sec (14.33 oz./sec) 50.6 27 4.0 sec 8.5x :: 6.0 m (19.69') 9.0 m (29.53') 260 mL/sec (8.67 oz./sec) 30.6 18.4 6.0 sec Power Burst :: 6.0 m (19.69') 10.0 m (32.81') 375 mL/sec (12.5 oz./sec) 44.2 29.4 4.0 sec 5x :: 7.0 m (22.97') 11.0 m (36.09') 180 mL/sec (6 oz./sec) 21.2 15.5 8.0 sec iSoaker.com Ratings :: Power: 70 Encumberance: 100 Capacity: 70 Overall: 80 Notes: Ratings based on relative blaster size. Please see the Statistics page for more details on various terms used. If you use any information from this page and/or any other page on iSoaker.com, please reference iSoaker.com. Information may only be used for non-commercial uses only. Thanks!


That is from the seller selling the camoed MXL. His feedback is zero so he may not know better. :cool:

Here's the link

http://cgi.ebay.com/Super-S....iewItem
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Postby Hannibal » Sat May 06, 2006 2:59 pm

[url=http://cgi.ebay.com/Super-Soaker-CPS-4100-Water-Cannon_W0QQitemZ6056503263QQcategoryZ11745QQssPageNameZWDVWQQr

dZ1QQcmdZViewItem]CPS 4100[/url] with text ripped off from the iSoaker.com 4100 page, and changed a few places here and there. What a shame. Didn't even credit iSoaker.com...

EDIT: And the 4100 is a Soakertag Mark II 4100. So the trigger's almost guaranteed to break...




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"Look! a CPS 2000 10th anniversary edition! I'll buy two, one to keep, and one to use!"
*Takes them home, opens one, fills it, and pumps it up.*

"snap!"

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Postby Hannibal » Sat May 20, 2006 12:45 pm

Total swipe of iSoaker.com on this [url=http://cgi.ebay.com/SUPER-SOAKER-XTRA-XXP-275-Wasserpistole-XXL-Spass_W0QQitemZ6059892711QQcategoryZ25952QQrdZ
1QQcmdZViewItem]XXP275[/url] auction. This German auction has ZOCCOZ's pictures, a screenshot of the XXP275 iSoaker.com page, and iSoaker pictures throughout the auction, with the iSoaker.com writing blurred, but the iSoaker symbol still intact. This is absolute plagiarism. Terrible. :angry:
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"Look! a CPS 2000 10th anniversary edition! I'll buy two, one to keep, and one to use!"

*Takes them home, opens one, fills it, and pumps it up.*



"snap!"



"Oops, I guess it had a Max-D trigger."

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Postby isoaker » Sat May 20, 2006 1:18 pm

Hannibal wrote:Total swipe of iSoaker.com on this [url=http://cgi.ebay.com/SUPER-SOAKER-XTRA-XXP-275-Wasserpistole-XXL-Spass_W0QQitemZ6059892711QQcategoryZ25952QQrdZ

1QQcmdZViewItem]XXP275[/url] auction. This German auction has ZOCCOZ's pictures, a screenshot of the XXP275 iSoaker.com page, and iSoaker pictures throughout the auction, with the iSoaker.com writing blurred, but the iSoaker symbol still intact. This is absolute plagiarism. Terrible. :angry:

Man, that's the worst I've seen. *sigh* Time to fax in that VERO form. Funny the guy managed to blur the Copyright text in the soaker images, but missed other things, particularly in the text-block he screen capt'd.

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Postby Hannibal » Mon May 22, 2006 4:14 pm

Here's a [url=http://cgi.ebay.com/Official-CPS-1000-super-soaker-Holiday-Water-Pistol_W0QQitemZ6060111249QQcategoryZ11745QQr

dZ1QQcmdZViewItem]CPS 1000[/url] with the item description and stats ripped off from iSoaker.com, and no iSoaker reference. Amazing, we can't even think up our own description, but have to copy someone else's. :wacko:

EDIT: And it looks like eBay removed that XXP275.




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EV Nova - Space action/RPG, for Windows and Mac!

http://www.ambrosiasw.com/games/evn/



"Look! a CPS 2000 10th anniversary edition! I'll buy two, one to keep, and one to use!"

*Takes them home, opens one, fills it, and pumps it up.*



"snap!"



"Oops, I guess it had a Max-D trigger."

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Postby isoaker » Mon May 22, 2006 5:15 pm

Well, the XXP275 one is gone now. The CPS 1000 listing is annoying, but I've seen much worse (well, the removed XXP275 listing was the WORST I've seen, actually). :goofy:

I'll let the CPS1000 listing slide if it's a one-time deal since it looks more like sheer laziness. However, if this seller sells more, I'll report it.

I need to start tracking annoying sellers. Sadly, I didn't record the name of the XXP275 auction seller.

Shameful eBay Sellers: slugtbbb (ripping item descriptions)

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Postby Peter MJ » Wed May 24, 2006 3:00 pm

The XXP 275 has been reposted on eBay, without any of the offending material this time. It appears the seller has learned his lesson... :goofy:
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Postby General Matt » Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:37 am

This seller :cps2000: gr8elite1 :cps2500: is always posting up fake Super Soakers i know what he is doing legal but it kinda annoys me. he is famous for saying its CPS and its not even close.

Check [url=http://cgi.ebay.com/SUPER-SOAKER-CPS-3000-Water-Squirt-Gun-with-Backpack_W0QQitemZ6067508382QQihZ009QQcategory
Z11745QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem]this[/url] one out from seller nyy313 for a CPS 3000 he gives isoaker credit but its like the whole description.




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Postby dragonclass » Thu Aug 03, 2006 12:25 am

isoaker, this seems like plagerism to me: CPS2000. FYI, later Brad.
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Postby Spankmeister » Wed Aug 09, 2006 8:23 am

In my recent hunts on ebay for older soakers, I have recognized many descriptions from isoaker.com
If I come across any more that are current, I will post them here...


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