Fake Konamis at Marktplaats.nl

By Meits

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24-08-2013, 13:00

Every time I check out Marktplaats for some MSX goodies my search result is being polluted by a guy with several names from several Dutch cities selling pirated Konami cartridges for 31 to 35 euros.
I complained a lot in this forum and read that some people also complained at Marktplaats but had not had any reply. The guy just keeps on breaking Konami games and flashes patched ROMs into them and sells (if so) them to make money on something he has no right to. The software is not his and the translations are being made by hobbyists for free. He makes profit of other people's hard work. This is one of the definitions of the word parasite.
I've heard he tells you it's not an original once you buy it. Could be, but he hasn't got the balls to write that in his advertisements.
Today I filed a complaint at Marktplaats to add to the people who did so before me and I want to ask people around here to do so as well. If a hand full of complaints are not being listened to, maybe a crapload of complaints makes Marktplaats listen and ban the guy for good so people don't have to worry they run into fake stuff...

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By OeiOeiVogeltje

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24-08-2013, 21:20

done

By BlueCrystal

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25-08-2013, 19:31

done

By luppie

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25-08-2013, 21:10

I've been complaining @ marktplaats for 6 months now, but they refuse to take action.
But for the hell of it, I've send an other complain.

By Meits

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26-08-2013, 01:13

luppie wrote:

I've been complaining @ marktplaats for 6 months now, but they refuse to take action.
But for the hell of it, I've send an other complain.

Then I guess I'll post some more of those as well...

By Repair-Bas

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26-08-2013, 14:13

The only thing you can do is ignore it.

Marktplaats does not do anything about it.

Be carefull with your energie and use it for impotant things Cool

By Meits

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26-08-2013, 16:00

Well, I'm certainly ignoring it to the level of not buying any Smile
The fact that he uses several user names and cities of residence makes me believe he wants to minimize his chances of being banned, so he knows he's doing illigal stuff...
It takes less energy to file a complaint at marktplaats than it takes to browse through all his stuff and having to look a second time to find out if it's him or not...

By o.geerdink

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19-11-2013, 11:41

After seeing him trying to sell a fake 'beta' cartridge and changing his home address to Leeuwarden I complained and he was removed

Geachte mevrouw/meneer,

Hartelijk dank voor uw bericht waarin u ons informeert over een verdachte adverteerder. Deze persoon verkoopt gekopieerde spellen. Het is goed dat u zo alert bent en dit aan ons meldt. Hieronder licht u graag toe.

Naar aanleiding van uw schrijven heb ik besloten om het account van deze gebruiker te blokkeren. Hierbij zijn ook de advertenties van de site verwijderd. Het is immers niet toegestaan om gekopieerde spellen aan te bieden op Marktplaats.

Nogmaals hartelijk dank voor deze melding en betrokkenheid. U geeft Marktplaats een stuk veiliger gemaakt. Ik vertrouw er op u hiermee naar tevredenheid te hebben geïnformeerd en wens u een mooie dag toe.

Met vriendelijke groet,

Lisa