Recently I listed lots of magazines on eBay only to have the majority of them removed almost immediately for allegedly violating their adult material policy. I find this very strange as the world and it’s mother list virtually every adult magazine title imaginable and that seems to be acceptable. I have since come to the conclusion that a competitor is trawling my listings and reporting them. Not a nice thing to do is it! I’m not a stupid person. I understand that business is business, that making money is the name of the game and you have to look after your own interests.
Everyone in the Adult magazine industry tends to know everyone else, you only have to sneeze and everyone knows. Some of us have an agreement, an understanding where we don’t go out of our way to stitch each other up and if the need arises assist each other which is how it should be. Sadly is seems this is rapidly becoming a one way street, though thankfully this has nothing to do with those who like lashings of gravy.
Many years ago I had a conversation with the owner of a well known spanking magazine who had a shop in Old Compton Street in London’s Soho district. We agreed that there is room for more than one pub in the high street and things between us were more than amicable. It would be nice if others looked at things the same way and didn’t use underhand and bullying tactics to drive others out of business.
Whether my partner and I will close this vintage magazines website is a matter of contention between us and it depends on many factors. Perhaps we will shut up shop or we might continue trading with only pre-owned magazines or we might continue to purchase new titles who knows.
Keep safe and stay healthy everyone.