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The Sphincter rises yet again

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by Fencer02, Aug 13, 2005.

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    With a bit of luck people will do a search on Google and find this forum before lining the pockets of that rip-off merchant.
     
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    That is a bit low isn't it? But then from my experience ebay is full of low life scum. Out of 10 or 12 purchases I've been ripped off 3 times. That's too high a ratio in my book and I'm now very very careful and will not buy anything of moderate cost again. Damn those beggers!
     
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    As Alan Partridge once said: 'Scum. Sub-human scum ...'
     
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    Just to make you feel even worse, just done a quick calculation based on his/her finished auctions, plus the purchases made already in the live auctions.

    Current count as of a minute ago, 82 purchases from the finished ones, 42 in current auctions, therefore a total of 124.

    124 * 0.99 = £122.76

    Obviously there are paypal fees and then the listing costs to take into account, but even so, still a hefty profit being made.

    I can't believe people don't think if its available for sale, then it must be availble for free somewhere online.

    Oh well, at least we can sleep easy knowing we saved our 99p!

    EDIT - I was a bit hasty with my original calculation, the quick completed search didn't show results from further back, so it was actually 119 completed sales, then plus new ones (42) so new calcualtion would be...

    161 * 0.99 = £159.39
     
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    Reckon emailing Ebay would work?
     
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    Is s/he doing anything wrong?

    Maybe people who shop on e-bay can't be bothered to search the web, so they're paying him to save time. Maybe to some people that's worth 99p.

    Just a thought.

    Steve W
     
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    i don't see what the problem is??

    he's helping ppl (providing a service) to unlock their volume for 99p....

    if ppl aren't quite bright enough to try a google search then that's their loss of 99p
     
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    99p aint exactly a lot of money for people who have just purchased a £170+ player
     
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    Its the principle. A liar/thief is still one, no matter how small. But I'm not suggesting I'm vindictive enough to not be able to get over it. Which I have
     
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    What exactly is the problem here ?

    This information is freely available on the net IF you know where to start looking and HOW to word your google search. Many people dont.

    This person is offering to e-mail you instructions for 99p - i dont have a problem with that. He seems to have many satisfied customers too.

    If someone non-tech happens to search on e-bay for hd-1.2.3 related stuff and finds this advert, then they may well be overjoyed to pay 99p for a swiftly delivered set of instructions.

    He hasnt lied, cheated or thieved from anyone.

    If any of you feel that strongly, then why dont you create a search-engine friendly web-site with the instructions on it?
     
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    Who has he lied to? or stolen from?
     
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    I think it's just his cynical opportunism we object to. I find it hard to believe he's doing it out of altruism. You can argue it's a free market economy and there's no harm in capitalism of this kind, but I still think it's a bit sneaky. Sorry, just my view ...
     
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    Yes I feel the same as well.
     
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    Was just browsing ebay when I saw a guy selling the unlock info for £3 a pop!!! Hilarious, some people.

    But what i noticed was the photo of his hd5 player. It looks like it has a cover on it that I havent seen before. Wondering if anyone has seen one similar or knows who makes it. The photo is attached.
     

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    Looks like some kind of screen protector placed over the buttons. What's the deal with that?
     
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    It's just the plastic sheets that the HD5 is packaged with.

    Andrew
     

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