eBay “NARU” Status: Irrelevant? Meaningless? Temporary?

September 9, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

I’ve noticed more and more of late that eBay users will have their accounts converted to “NARU”, or “No Longer A Registered User” (also “Not a Registered User”) status by eBay, and then later the accounts appear reactivated.  Read more

eBay’s “puttieface”/”votehillary” – “spadorcia”/”hoist73″

August 10, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

Mario Saricca, originally selling on eBay as “puttieface” (see eBay’s puttieface & Entertainment Movie Props), who later changed his eBay account name to “votehillary” (see …”votehillary” Update), only to have been removed from eBay less than two weeks ago (see eBay’s “puttieface”, “votehillary” No Longer a Registered User), appears to be trading under an alternate eBay account, “spadorcia”, which today was changed to “hoist73″.  Also of note, the web store has been down since March (as reported in the story Reader Comment: “The Bride’s Hero Sword from Kill Bill”, Entertainment Movie Props). Read more

eBay’s “puttieface”, “votehillary” No Longer a Registered User

July 29, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

The eBay seller “puttieface”, who changed his username to “votehillary” following my December 2007 article (see eBay’s puttieface & Entertainment Movie Props and …”votehillary” Update) has had his account suspended on eBay, showing a status of “No longer a registered user” and “Not a registered user”.  Read more

Reader Comment: “The Bride’s Hero Sword from Kill Bill”, Entertainment Movie Props

March 24, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Collector Richard DeLong has contacted me asking for help getting in touch with Entertainment Movie Props in regards to an item he has made payments on, so I asked him to post his issue as a “Reader Comment” in the original article (see “eBay’s puttieface & Entertainment Movie Props“; see also “…”votehillary” Update“) about that seller and that I would repost it as a new article in the event someone can assist him. Read more

eBay’s puttieface & Entertainment Movie Props – “votehillary” Update

January 24, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

As a follow-up to the prior article (see “eBay’s puttieface & Entertainment Movie Props“), eBay seller “puttieface” has changed his eBay username/account name to “votehillary“: Read more

eBay’s puttieface & Entertainment Movie Props

December 8, 2007 by · 11 Comments 

For years, I have received countless unsolicited e-mail messages, private messages on other websites, reader comments on this forum, etc., from an individual/individuals connected to the website and/or eBay’s puttieface.

A variety of names, usernames, and e-mail addresses have been used, but many are easily connected to one another by IP address, writing style (all caps, all lowercase, non standard word fragments, unusual punctuation, etc.), unique word usage (“cheers”, “mate”, “int”, etc.), and content (consistent comments about specific props, experiences, etc.).

I’ve never transacted with either prop dealer, and have generally completed ignored him/them, but given my experiences, hopefully making note of it here in summary will be informative to other hobbyists. Read more