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(06-27-2011 03:44 PM)got watcha want Wrote: "Especially since some of them have stolen proprietary data."
If you sell your data at a specific rate to all customers and someone buys that pricing data and does not sell it as "pricing data", but uses it to advertise a high price on their site that I think you have mentioned with your edit above. Does that mean because they are brodcasting that data, they are not operating within the copywrite laws? Private sellers and collectors do this all the time on ebay auction titles and descriptions.
FYI-There are some sites out there that sell cards and advertise the hi BV in the listing. I won't mention them.
There are also some very specific sites that list pricing for specific thing like say vintage Mickey Mantle cards, if they use the same pricing in your database, is that copywrite infingemnet?
Also, I have found another site that is mimicing beckett and that coveted database. ( Don't worry guys, it is actually more expensive than here on Beckett with less options as well. ) Now if Beckett pricing and the majority of pricing in both databases is the same, is that copywrite infringment since both database's are suppose to reflect the same market?
Since **T_ff St_ff** has gone under, how did Beckett handle that in the more popular magazine years, some of the pricing in both guides were the same sometimes back then? Becket really has a monopoly on the sports card pricing industry if they are the only ones that can price cards within the law.
Hope my personal edit above slides since that group has gone under.
(06-27-2011 04:02 PM)motu79 Wrote: I plan on visiting the basketball boards more now! I was waiting for my man, Klay Thompson, to be drafted and am just waiting for his first cards to be released. I'm actually quite surprised there aren't any pre-draft sets like there are in football.
When is the first release with the new rooks in it?
(06-28-2011 01:09 AM)nickm1123 Wrote: Are you a Cougar fan? I will also be collecting his cards whenever they come out.
(06-28-2011 08:36 AM)will23c1982 Wrote: I have a suggestion...
Please can we remove the Trading and Box Breaks sub forum? That way, all of the basketball threads will be in this one forum. As a result, it will at least give the illusion that the basketball forum is busier than it appears. Also, it will encourage more people to view the box breaks and trade threads.
I can't speak for everyone else but, currently, I don't even bother checking the Trading and Box Breaks forum, partly because I'm lazy, but partly because I know I can't trade due to my refusal to be held hostage to the $20 Organize fee (I accidentally went over 100 cards and can't get back under because my Organize is now 'frozen').
As a result, I won't be trading any time soon. But I'd like to still read new threads. Currently, those few threads are spread out across too many sub-forums. Put them all together, like the old days.