eBay vrs42? (grand finale)

From: der Mouse <mouse_at_Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: Sun Feb 13 03:28:36 2005

> Did anybody else have to read "The Pearl" in school? [...] The
> story is about a [] pearl diver [who] finds the largest, most perfect
> pearl ever. [H]e and his wife make the [] journey into the city.
> All of the buyers there, however, collude to make sure the pearl
> diver gets nothing but lowball offers.

[Emotionally loaded language deliberately cut.]

Now, how does this differ from an organized buyer boycott? I sure have
trouble seeing any significant difference.

Is it just the term used (boycott versus buyer collusion)?

Is it the difference between having nothing to do with a particular
seller versus being willing to buy from that seller at a ruinously (for
the seller) low price?

Or do you feel that (say) a human-rights group organizing a boycott of
some company that uses third-world sweatshop labour, or Greenpeace
organizing a boycott of some company they see as environmentally
unsound, is just as wrong as the pearl-buyer collusion, or the
ebay-buyer collusion?

Or am I missing something else?

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