Interesting thread. For a while, I did contact sellers that "borrowed" my photography, but it was an exercise in futility and I didn't want to police eBay looking for violators, so I have peacefully come to terms with it.
Sure, I could
watermark the hell out of them, but I rather not a) because I'm lazy like that and b) who really wants to see a watermark on every photo I churn out?
Of the power sellers out there that do use my images rather frequently, most of them do actually credit the site or me as their source in the item description, so I'm fine with it. And much to my surprise, some of those sellers even asked my permission to use them before hand.
I guess what it comes down to is that I take pictures of toys for collectors to reference as a hobby, but a majority of the reason I do it is for my own amusement. If some seller uses them to make it easier to flip their
crap, so be it. And if some buyer gets burned not getting exactly what's pictured, that's their problem.
They need all the publicity they can get. Chewie's signature here at JD just isn't cutting it.
don't mean **** when any seller could just do this