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Post Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:44 pm 
 

You can still get original White Dwarf magazine binders, for storing your collection, on ebay now and again.  But this guy is selling loads.  How come?  Well I asked and he said he makes them new.  Is this ethical?  I mean, yes, it means that there are lots of nice spanky-new binders for WD enthusiasts, but they aren't original.  8O




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NB: It can be nice to store your WDs on shelves in the original binders -
but perhaps inside the binders but not attached is better,
as the string attachments can cut into the spines if they stored upright
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Post Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:46 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:You can still get original White Dwarf magazine binders, for storing your collection, on ebay now and again.  But this guy is selling loads.  How come?  Well I asked and he said he makes them new.  Is this ethical?  I mean, yes, it means that there are lots of nice spanky-new binders for WD enthusiasts, but they aren't original.  8O


** expired eBay auction **


What do people think?



NB: It can be nice to store your WDs on shelves in the original binders -
but perhaps inside the binders but not attached is better,
as the string attachments can cut into the spines if they stored upright
 :D




Assuming that he does not have a licensing agreement with GW, then he would be in clear violation ot their IP and perhaps commiting trademark infringement as well.


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:51 pm 
 

The phrasing in the description is also curiously ambiguous - "never been used" and "new condition" - as opposed to, you know... just "new".  I am usually reluctant to ascribe motivation, but if you wanted to leave it open for people to think that they were buying something original then you would not be explicit about the term.  :roll:


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:57 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:The phrasing in the description is also curiously ambiguous - "never been used" and "new condition" - as opposed to, you know... just "new".  I am usually reluctant to ascribe motivation, but if you wanted to leave it open for people to think that they were buying something original then you would not be explicit about the term.  :roll:


Its obvious to me that he is quite aware that what he is doing is against the law and thus is being ambiguous about it. If you still have it, I would forward the email he sent to you admittibng his behavoir along with the auction link to GW's legal department and let them handle it.


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:10 pm 
 

Much obliged  :D


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:42 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:Well I asked and he said he makes them new.  Is this ethical?  I mean, yes, it means that there are lots of nice spanky-new binders for WD enthusiasts, but they aren't original.  8O


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The Arnold Böcklin lookalike typeface is easy enough to replicate, but they've done a really good job matching the cover material. Only give-away (presuming they're showing one of their own) is the marbling inside which does not match either the thin or thick original binders here.

Any particular GW email addy you might be using to check to see whether they're operating "under license"? Thanks, Steven.

red_bus wrote:NB: It can be nice to store your WDs on shelves in the original binders -
but perhaps inside the binders but not attached is better,
as the string attachments can cut into the spines if they stored upright
 :D


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 3:52 pm 
 

Cheers david.

The guy at GW who looks after IP infringements (according to their website) is Chris Lucas.  I just assumed that it wasn't licensed and emailed them - if he is acting under license then I presume they will either tell me or do nothing.

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If a couple of other people emailed him I am sure they would deal with it more quickly.  :D

I think he has been doing this for a few months now.  Some of those may even be resold soon.  Agree about the marbling - otherwise I would have been hard pressed to spot the difference between these and the early thin binders.  :?

PS: there has been some talk about GW in the light of their 2006 report

http://investor.games-workshop.com/inve ... le2006.htm

For example:

http://web.mac.com/rsdancey/iWeb/RSDanc ... 0A740.html


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