Checked the Lee Valley catalog lately? I vote that ethics certainly has a place
and LV shows where it is.
I don't approve of political jokes. I've seen too many of them get elected.
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Answering some of the posts:
He has been scared away. The item was ended.
As for feedback, ebay monitors those who intentional try to bring it up. One
way is to set up 10 or 20 accounts, and then give each other feedback. Another
is to buy a lot of $1.00 items. With the feedback the seller has, looks
As for 100% feedback, it is not hard. Just do a good job, answer emails, keep
in touch, and tell the truth in listings. ( my selling id is reliable-quality )
With regards to selling higher than the retail price, may be illegal. Fair
Business Practrices Act come to mind. But from my experience, buyers are not
Private bidder status is not that big a deal. It would concern me with sellers
with low feedback or ones trying to sell expensive items, such as plasma TV's,
: "The only person sure of himself is the man who wishes to
: leave things as they are, and he dreams of an impossibility"
: -- George M. Wrong.
: Angelo Castellano emails - statsone@sympatico dot gov
: gov to be replaced with ca
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There's not a THING idiotic or unethical about selling something for a profit.
There's also nothing unethical about selling for a price higher than another
vendor. If it were, there would be no "good deals" ANYWHERE.
The capital rule about pricing applies here: "What the market will bear."
If the eBay market will bear above-retail prices because of the ignorance of
bidders, or because of the "auction frenzy" mentality, then that's just fine as
far as I'm concerned.
There are MANY auction areas on eBay where items end up selling for well above
I do agree that the auctions in questioned should have been shut down for image
and textual copyright infringement. But if he wrote his own text and took a
picture with his digital camera, then I say more power to him!
this wisdom for all to hear:
Then, properly forwarned, I will not ever do any business with you or any
company that you represent, for you can not be trusted due to your complete
lack of business ethics (now THERE's an oxymoron for ya....).
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