Overhype

by Mike Masnick




U.S. EBay Seller Refuses Canucks

from the ridiculous dept

First Freedom Fries, and now using eBay to knock people who live in countries who don't support the current war in Iraq. It seems people are going a little overboard directing "blame" for their political views towards people or things that really have nothing to do with the issues at hand. Doesn't seem like the most productive solution. An American eBay seller has told a Canadian buyer it won't honor his high bid on a laser printer on eBay because Canada doesn't support the war against Iraq. Of course, the seller has the right to not sell their product (though, it seems like a bad business decision), but this certainly seems like an odd (and somewhat useless) way to make a point.

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    dorpus, 25 Mar 2003 @ 5:55pm

    Returning the favor

    How often do Canadians make useless anti-American points? Been to Canada lately?

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      herpes, 25 Mar 2003 @ 11:12pm

      Re: Returning the favor

      continuing the same reasoning, maybe it is better not to use cars at all, the oil is the big prize in Iraq, huh?

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        dorpus, 26 Mar 2003 @ 12:19am

        Re: Returning the favor

        90% of the world's oil does not come from Iraq. The Muslims tried banning oil exports twice in the 1970s, but there are plenty of oil fields all over the world now.

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    enonamouse, 26 Mar 2003 @ 6:46am

    heh?

    im surprised mr laser printer seller can navigate ebay. perhaps its one of those aol ebay thingys... just click click click. next us foreign policy is determined by ebay buyer - oops, has already. thanks chevron...

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    andrew, 26 Mar 2003 @ 2:30pm

    No Subject Given

    If I were the buyer, I'd say "fine" and organize a boycoot against the seller (assuming he's a frequent ebay seller)

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