FP ebay crisis

Brett Dikeman brett@cloud9.net
Tue, 1 Jul 2003 22:36:34 -0400

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