I am still annoyed that someone is selling my scans of the Bond magazines but my anger has now subsided. There is still one listing remaining on Ebay at the moment which I have asked the seller to remove but I have had no reply and the listing is still active. I don’t think he/she will remove it.
I had no success contacting Ebay initially and now I’m glad about that. I don’t think it would have done any good, as was pointed out in the comments, if their account was removed they would just create a new one anyway. All I wanted was for them to stop selling my scans.
I’ve thought about how long it took me to scan those magazines, convert them to PDFs and upload them – three years on and off – that’s why I was so angry when I realised they were being sold without my knowledge. But that time is in the past, it’s gone and I’ll never get it back. This person is a chancer, they saw something for free that they thought they could make a few quid from and they took it. To give them the benefit of the doubt, they probably didn’t think they were doing any harm and to be honest they haven’t hurt anyone apart from me and my feelings. Bond may not agree with that which is why I have let them know about it, whether they choose to act on it is up to them.
I could easily have sold those PDFs myself, I daresay I could have done quite nicely out of them. But I have a conscience. The scans are not the best quality, I originally started doing them for my own personal use so wasn’t bothered if they weren’t too good. I could never have taken money from anyone for them, I would have felt as if I was ripping them off.
I appreciate all the advice I was given about how to deal with it, I think some of you were as angry as I was.
You probably think I am being a wimp but I’m going to let this go now. It’s not worth getting stressed out about, what’s done is done and there are much more important things to worry about in life. Billy suffered a minor stroke last year, he’s fine now, no lasting damage but if there had been it would have been far more important than this little episode. I wish now that I hadn’t found those bloomin’ Ebay listings then I would never have known what was happening in the first place – ignorance is bliss.