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Post Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:11 am 
 

Hi everyone,

has anyone stumbled upon this website other than me?

There is no hint about whom may have created it, no contact whatsoever.

https://misershoard.com/index.html

  

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:02 pm 
 

The Miser's Hoard website is registered in Cornwall, in the UK. It looks like it was set up by the fanzine's original editor, John McKeown.


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:35 pm 
 

set up by his brother by the looks

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:37 pm 
 

Very cool! I had not seen that yet.


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:08 pm 
 

Miser's hoard #4 is of course one of the many traveller related photocopied zines and digest sized items that are being sold by an ebay reseller as new. Seemingly ebay does not care as they have been informed of his activities.


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:03 am 
 

Thanks VK! Great job in finding this little gem!


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:57 am 
 

stratochamp wrote in Miser's hoard fanzine website:Miser's hoard #4 is of course one of the many traveller related photocopied zines and digest sized items that are being sold by an ebay reseller as new. Seemingly ebay does not care as they have been informed of his activities.

There's a lot of that on eBay.
If there is no interested party seeking to cease the illegal activity, and therefor no possibility of prosecution, and if eBay can make legitimate income from it, why stop?
The business has a choice to act in the best interests of the shareholders, or cease revenue these generating activities. No individual can ever be prosecuted, and the minute a credible IP holder complains they cease such activity. I'd suggest eBay are doing exactly that they are required to do, which is maximise profits for the shareholders, whilst provably obeying the law.

It is for the discerning buyer to buy legitimate product, over reproductions, and there is a mechanism in the UK for getting money back when unwittingly buying an item that is fake, which I'd assume works similarly in other countries. It requires no evidence on the part of the buyer, just an allegation, but it does not penalise the seller (as there is no provable evidence of wrongdoing), although there is again a mechanism to leave negative feedback for the seller stating one's concerns.


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:51 am 
 

rmeints wrote in Miser's hoard fanzine website:The Miser's Hoard website is registered in Cornwall, in the UK. It looks like it was set up by the fanzine's original editor, John McKeown.


Now we have a name, someone should try to track the guy on FB or the like.

Or perhaps he eventually is going to scan the zines on that website? Doesn't seem impossible since he states at the end "Those surviving copies enabled my project to keep an archive."

  

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:01 am 
 

I have originals of Miser's Hoard #1, #4, and #5. I'd love to get at least #6 and #7, if not the remainder of the set.
This is one of those times I wish we had a PDF archive for things like this. I'd happily contribute to it.


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