All very true in every legal sense, and I should have done a search on it.
But I felt very *deceived*, which can easily fall along the lines of legalism,
which can be damned some of the time. The man selling the books among
others is still a dishonest snake for it and he gets a negative feedback for
that. Too bad for me and too bad for him. And you know it would make you
feel pretty bad if it happened to you, try to imagine your own natural
reaction when you found out. No one is a "legal monolithic icon" of pure
Later on I did see another book on eBay on making wooden planes, and I did
do searches for it and found it actually more expensive. So I did learn a very
valuable lesson right then. It was like "OOPS! Stupid-ass ME!" BUT there is
a point of mentioning the legality, and that is that Lee Valley or Mr. Lee
might be the owner of the copyright, and it might be illegal that those books
are being sold on the side, by the printing company, and if these creeps work
at the printers they might be stealing them and Mr. Lee should know about
that, and again, "should know all about it". See?
I think you're a bit too "flamey", and hence you need to relax, we're not at
war here. At least I'm not.
Keep your stories strait. If no one is at fault, why did you give the man a
There is nothing dishonest about a price markup. If there were, everyone
would sell the same thing at the same price. It wouldn't matter where you
shopped as the prices would all be the same. If you want to pay to much,
that is your right.
As above, it is a *deception* in this case as it is with every other seller doing
the same thing.
You need to re-read what I wrote again, but carefully. "I feel deceived and
burned" Okay? That is what the man does waiting for the unknowing to
purchase on impulse, which I did. My mistake. Happy now?
But no, for that snakey activity he gets a damn negative feedback for it.
And you don't have a call defending him or questioning me either.
If someone was selling chewing gum for 50 bucks a stick and you bought it,
whose fault would that be?
The fact that you _feel_ decieved and burned does not mean that you _were_
decieved and burned. Perhaps there's a lesson for _you_ to learn here?
Reply to jclarke at ae tee tee global dot net
Hi Alex -
Yes - this happens quite frequently. Unfortunately, unless the person
selling the book uses our copy or images, there's nothing we can do about
it... it generally falls under "let the buyer beware".
There are a number of our products which show up on eBay - usually
auctioned off by people who live close to our stores...In some cases, they
only purchase the item after the auction completes.
HA HA! That sounds rediculous, do you think they make a profit??? Anyway
I think it would be terrific if you would open a store in my town, terribly dry
of high quality woodworking tools, though we have all the major stores here.
I think the closest of the type is a competitor, "Woodcraft" in Orange county
somewhere, a good 150 miles south from here, southern California coast.
You can deal with Lee Valley thru mail order, and on thier site. I have done
both, and have been exceedingly delighted with all service and products.
If you go to thier website, i am sure they would be more than happy to send
you a catalog.
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