[Groop]Groo art on Ebay.

Gary Grossmann grossfam@olywa.net
Mon, 4 Jun 2001 18:46:23 -0700

I think it bothers pretty much all of us.  My own opinion is softened the
longer the time has been since the drawing was received although the
principle is still the same.  (It's just hard for me to be upset with
someone who sells a sketch that was done in 1988, and has probably passed
through several hands, as opposed to someone who had Sergio do the sketch
with the idea of selling it immediately on ebay.)  We have occasionally
talked about harassing the latter people, but Mark told us not to bother.
Also, it looks like one of the drawings in this case was purchased, rather
than a free sketch, and there really isn't anything wrong with reselling
something you purchased.

I get the impression that Mark & Sergio feel about these people pretty much
the way they do about mosquitoes.  They are annoying and they will try to
keep them away, but they are always going to be around and what are you
going to do about them that's not more trouble than its worth?  (Mark can
tell us if I'm all wet on this point.)

Anywho, one of the great things about being part of the Groop is that ME and
Sergio know we won't take things they do for us and sell them on ebay, so we
get to buy magnets without being at conventions.  Pretty cool.   Take
care -Gary G.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Schechner" <schechnr@flash.net>
To: <groop@groo.com>
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2001 8:13 AM
Subject: [Groop]Groo art on Ebay.

> I think it's incredibly tacky to sell a gift someone has given you,
> especially a gift they made themselves. It's really a slap in the face to
> the gift giver.
> Chris
> >gi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1152264670
> >
> >
> >
> >Is it just me, or does it bother anyone else to see people sell this sort
> >of thing? If Sergio personally drew me something, no amount of money
> >ever replace it. That's just me though.
> >
> >
> >
> >Just curious what the rest of you think about this sort of thing.
> >
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