FP ebay crisis

JShadzi at aol.com JShadzi at aol.com
Tue Jul 1 23:47:24 EDT 2003

I agree with Brett, if you're going to pay someone $20+ for ripped off software, you should hold them to supporting you when it doesn't work.  I definitley see no reason any of us on the lists should help someone like this, just doesn't make sense to me.  When we help this "customer" get the product working, we relinquish the seller of the responsibility he deserves to bear.


>At 9:24 PM -0400 7/1/03, Stephen Santoliquido wrote:
>>I don't see any reason to crush the customer
>Crush is the wrong word.  Refuse to help is more like it.  I see no
>reason to support the seller, by playing "tech support" for his/her
>customers.  If they paid $30-50 for that software, they can damn well
>go to the guy they paid the money to.  Sorry.  Far as I'm concerned,
>it's non-negotiable.  It's bad enough he's making money hand over
>fist; it's just insult to injury that all his customers are ending up
>here.  It's even worse that his actions are endangering our access to
>the resource.
>>for trying to get what we
>>already have the only way he knows how.
>The FA is fairly difficult to come by, and even on the lists a lot of
>people don't know about it until they've been on the lists for a
>while.  You know what?  That's a -good- thing.  It's a resource for
>people who really care about their older Audi, and it's passed around
>mostly by hand- as it should be.
>As for those who said we need to report the auctions to Ebay- we can
>certainly try- however Ebay has a rather strong reputation for not
>giving a flying-you know-what if you're not a)the company whose
>product is being ripped off b)Microsoft, Adobe, or another big
>software company(that could actually threaten Ebay legally.)
>"They that give up essential liberty to obtain temporary
>safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin

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