Squirrel-Free Bird Feeder on eBay

Any experience or opinion on this strange but promising bird feeder?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&itemC68092328
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My opinion is the squirrels will enjoy resolving the easy puzzle, & the owner of this ugly-ass eyesoar of a birdfeeder will enjoy watching the squirrels win.
However, fun as it is to mess with the squirrels, I'd select ANY other device than this one. Why? Cuz the company selling this device has to be considered devious & untrustworthy. Why? Because this company uses "stealth spam," coming into newsgroups pretending to have a question about a product which they are themselves selling (Devious Durant appears to have started doing this in 1998, the earliest stealth spam I can find for this spammer. The found-this-on-ebay gambit began in 1999. In December 2001 she "just happened" to encounter an article about how nice it would be to give this birdfeeder as a Christmas present. This is the hallmark of dishonesty & absolutely no reason to believe such an outfit would be so dishonest upfront but honest thereafter.
This outfit also spams under the names Sunatori, Rolande Smith, & Michele Provencher. Often ndurant's stealth spams there will sometimes be postive comments added by Mike Tremblay also pretending to be a random happy customer, but this is "tag-team" scam-spamming! In December 1998 Tremblay, & in December 2001 Durant, pretended they had just encountered an article about what a great christmas gift this birdfeeder would make. Here's a typical post of Trembly pretending not to spam while he spams his ass off: <http://groups-beta.google.com/group/rec.gardens/msg/977f57982d7ef10f?dmode=source
So it's a long-term company-wide policy of deviousness -- not just one misguided employee's momentary lapse of integrity. And this should be used as the measure of their overall integrity. Would you trust your credit card to dishonest people? The sad thing is when their stealth spam pretends to need information about the product & they are taken seriously by duped individuals, people who are eager to help generously recommending better birdfeeders or how to build one from spare parts at home or attempt to engage these spammers in newsgroup exchanges that just never happen. Spam-scammers don't care who you are or what you think; they're not doing this to make friends or learn something valid.
The laughable thing is the same outfit sells How To Have A Successful Home Business manuals & pamphlets. Think they include instructions on the profitability of deviousness, stealth spamming, & an inevitably bad reputation?
-paghat the ratgirl
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Makes me wonder why, when the seller is located in Canada, they will only ship to the USA?
Ross, Southern Ontario, Canada. 4317.446' North 8013.472' West To email, remove the obvious from my address.
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Ross Reid wrote:

Probably because they're selling something that's dropped-shipped by a US distributor. He's the retailer, but the distributor will ship straight to the customer instead of shipping it to him first. That's not an unusual situation for mail order catalogs, and has been adopted by web merchants. And with sites like eBay, the retailer doesn't even need to maintain their own website.
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