Would you like to go to jail for having posted something you want to sell in the wrong category?
In my opinion that is a gross mischaracterization of what happened here, besides which even if there were a criminal charge brought (there wasn't), and even if he were convicted, he wouldn't necessarily serve jail time. If a relative of mine engaged in fraud I wouldn't mind if he/she got caught and punished.
Then go ahead and make this a criminal issue and see where it will lead to.
Just to be clear, I'm not advocating to change any laws. Are you?
Some people are claiming that this is a scam because this seller intentionally put the item in the wrong category to confuse people. In my opinion, the seller put the photo in the Video Game section because he was selling to that market.
He was selling to the market of photos of a video game console for, coincidentally, the same price as the console itself? Please - nobody wants a photo of an XBox One, and really nobody wants one for $500. He was hoping to rip someone off, and almost succeeded.
If riots were to start because of NSA, for example, it won't be your cops and armies rounding you up, look into who and how many foreign armies are "training" on US soil right now.
OK: "The largest number of foreign personnel come here under the International Military Education and Training Program (IMET) sponsored by the State Department and executed by the Department of Defense. For FY1998, DoD estimated that some 8,840 foreign military personnel from some 116 nations would be hosted throughout the United States under IMET."
That is far from AC's "millions". And even so, what are you suggesting, that 10,000 (or even 20,000) foreign troops from 116 different countries spread across the US and stationed on US bases and military facilities are going to do... what, exactly?
When the time comes for our foreign owners (you know, all of those foreign "investors" who have bought up a lot of our debt) come to claim their property, they will do so in the form of millions of troops pouring over our borders.
What borders? Canada? Mexico? They're a long way from being a military threat, for many reasons. It sounds like you're talking about China, but it would be disastrous for China to try to invade us, again for many reasons. They're not stupid and they're not crazy. They're not going to do something that would "end the world" or at best crater both our economy and theirs. Besides which there's no way troop transports carrying millions of troops would ever actually make it to our shores, or anywhere else on the Americas they tried to land. Your scenario is beyond fantastic; it verges on impossible.
and no, one party telling you that they're going to record you does not give you carte blanche to record them as well. that makes no legal sense, although it sure as hell makes common sense and should be allowed.
Do you have a reference for that? Both parties are aware that the call is being recorded. Seems like that would satisfy the requirement.
The *quote* was clearly pointing out that they should have realized that MAKING THEMSELVES LOOK TO BE EVIL is a monumentally stupid move.
I don't think it was that clear. You've now explained it clearly, but "reminding them that we're blatantly evil people" definitely sounds like you think they're evil people. I don't think it was phrased very well to communicate what you meant to say. I don't think it's as big a deal as this guy is making it out to be, though.