eBay being sued over patent infringement

From: Mike <ipscone_at_msdsite.com>
Date: Thu Apr 24 11:38:00 2003

> Out of curiosity, why is it in my best interest as a seller to prevent
> people from making rash decisions? Unless you're a very strange seller,
> most sellers are out to get the maximum amount they can for the item in
> question. It's not my moral or social responsibility to keep others from
> making stupid decisions. If you're old enough to bid/sell on eBay (and RL
> auctions), you're old enough to decide if you're spending too much or not
> (and I'm not talking about mispresented products).
> This is very much NOT like preying on old people for home repairs. eBay
> may turn into an addiction for some, but no one MAKES you press the 'bid'
> button.
> --John

It's clearly not. But as I mentioned before, the only one whining about
this are the ones that used to find "steals" and are not complaining
because they can't get these "steals." I have heard very many new people
on eBay saying they "don't care" about the high prices that others
"perceive." They know that is their only opportunity to get those items.

The only ones being hurt by the eBay model are the ones that still want
Received on Thu Apr 24 2003 - 11:38:00 BST

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