I banned tb1971 in 2009 after suspecting he was selling bootlegs. He complained to Jay, and the ban was lifted as there was no clear evidence that he was the seller at that time.
After following the development of this thread, I think the case is clear. This is not the type of member we want on this site.
I'm pleased to see some positive resolution to this matter. One can only defend nothing for so long....
If I may...
I have bought from TB a couple of times already and all he asked of me is $5 for shipping (we live on different continents btw) and an amount OF MY CHOOSING for donation, which also covers for blank DVDs.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention I had the option not to buy from him if I felt $5 + an amount of my choosing was a ripoff. That's the beauty of living in a free country.
Alright, have a nice day everyone!
The OP being banned....is the beauty of a community that cares. Have a nice day..... :)
I'm going to jump in and defend TB. I haven't been on the forum for a long time, but he was always (and still is) one of the more prolific archivists on this site.
If I'm not mistaken, TB, I bought both a 2-disc Batman Begins and Dark Knight DVD set from you a few years back on your EBay account, largely because (a) it had a variety of material that I wanted to see that I couldn't find anywhere else, regardless of quality, and (b) I felt the price was ridiculously cheap for the work put into it and the shipping costs.
Fact is, I stayed away from this forum for a long time because of how lax the community became in regards to preservations. Few, if any, were trading on an active basis - I haven't corresponded with Beastly in years, and I know he stopped trading altogether and had a huge collection of rare stuff. I've sent materials off in failed trades, sent potential materials for inclusion that vanished into the ether, and tried to help with projects that went nowhere.
I give TB the benefit of the doubt - I've seen his work, and know him (even if it's just on this forum) well enough to believe he has a genuine interest in helping preserve materials just as much, if not moreso, than most people here.
There goes any benefit of the doubt....I would refrain from speaking about any "purchases" ..... as a precaution.