Dan + Shay Speak Out Against Autograph Sellers on eBay
Dan + Shay are taking a stand against people who are profiting from their autographs by selling signed items online. The country duo, made up of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney, posted an open letter on Twitter to those who are fraudulently making money and they are making it clear that they are upset by their actions.
“To the EBay sellers who camp outside our hotels, shows and airports and inconsiderately demand autographs: Please stop,” they write. “We care about our fans and they do not deserve to be ripped off online. Meeting our fans is important to us, hence the reason we do 3 or more meet + greets per day."
“To our fans: We love you and value the time we get to spend with you,” they continue. “If you feel you have been taken advantage of by an Ebay seller, let us know, and we will personally invite you to a meet + greet, or send you something autographed, for free.”
Dan + Shay aren't the only country artists who are standing up to illegal actions. Eric Church has taken a very public stand against ticket scalpers, going so far as to cancel ticket purchases made by scalpers so he can resell them to his loyal fans.
“A lot of acts just want to sell as many tickets as they can and they don’t care who they sell them to,” Church explains. “I want my fans to be the ones who buy tickets to my shows, and I want scalpers to back off. I can’t stop ticket scalpers completely, but I can definitely make it harder for them.”
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