eBay vrs42?

From: Roger Merchberger <zmerch_at_30below.com>
Date: Sat Feb 12 13:03:12 2005

Rumor has it that Jay West may have mentioned these words:
>It was written...
>>"5.5 Manipulation. Neither you, bidders nor sellers may manipulate the price
>>of any item nor may you interfere with other user's listings or
>I read that an entirely different way than you do.

As did I... see below for why.

> I don't believe, even after reading the above carefully, that it is
> against ebay rules to "go in with another person" to bid and purchase an item.

Correct. Not bidding == not manipulating the price.

That's akin to the state imprisoning you for tax evasion because you didn't
drive enough -- therefore didn't pay your road tax.

The 'ethics' pro and against in this matter is really summing up to a 'good
samaritan law" for auctioneers, which I've never seen.

See my other post for more...

In a few bits,
Roger "Merch" Merchberger

Roger "Merch" Merchberger   | Anarchy doesn't scale well. -- Me
zmerch_at_30below.com.         |
SysAdmin, Iceberg Computers
Received on Sat Feb 12 2005 - 13:03:12 GMT

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