Thanks to a reader I just learned that a seller on Ebay is using the SPT logo on products he or she is selling on Ebay.
I want to make it clear these are not mine, I have sold nothing on Ebay in a long time, and I do not endorse the products. (He’s selling someone else’s tobacco, using my logo on the tin, and says in his auction the value is in the tin.) I certainly do endorse Hearth and Home tobaccos from pipesandcigars.com, but buy it from pipesandcigars.com.
I do all my own graphics design. This site is kind of “my baby.”
Hopefully this is all a misunderstanding of some sort and this seller just doesn’t understand copyright and the ethics of using, editing, and selling someone else’s creative work.
I contacted the seller asking him to cease using it immediately. For now, just wanted to let you all know that I’m not the one selling tobacco tins on Ebay.
Also – I want to thank the reader who alerted me to this. I appreciate it.
The logo was removed and the remaining auctions were reported to eBay. After communication with someone from pipesandcigars.com I feel it safe to say they do not endorse this practice of selling their bulk blends repackaged in homemade tins on online auction sites.
I’m pretty certain eBay does not approve either based on their rules surrounding counterfeits, bootlegs, not to mention tobacco sales.
Again, I want to thank David for reporting this to me and all the support I’ve received here, at tampandpuff.com, and by email.
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