Re-Outing Bad Photo Store... A Good Sign Or A Bad Sign?

from the questions-questions dept

Jeremiah writes "Thomas Hawk has a post up today discussing the return and re-listing of infamous photography retailer PriceRite Photo. It seems they are back in business as "Barclay's Photo" on both Yahoo! and PriceGrabber under the new moniker. So here's my question: Is this a failure of "the system" to keep bad actors out, or is it a success in the sense this company has been outed (again) by the web community? " If you remember, this was the company we discussed late last year, where we worried that the vigilante justice of the Digg death penalty might go too far. It's good to see the community outing bad actors -- but the risk of people going overboard mistakenly is something that people need to be aware of. In fact, the Thomas Hawk article doesn't provide much proof that this is really the same company at all. Update: In the comments, Thomas Hawk counters my point about the lack of proof, noting that it has been covered (in detail) previously. Also in the comments someone from CNET's shopping offering (which hasn't relisted the company) talks about how difficult it is to keep these guys out.
Hide this

Thank you for reading this Techdirt post. With so many things competing for everyone’s attention these days, we really appreciate you giving us your time. We work hard every day to put quality content out there for our community.

Techdirt is one of the few remaining truly independent media outlets. We do not have a giant corporation behind us, and we rely heavily on our community to support us, in an age when advertisers are increasingly uninterested in sponsoring small, independent sites — especially a site like ours that is unwilling to pull punches in its reporting and analysis.

While other websites have resorted to paywalls, registration requirements, and increasingly annoying/intrusive advertising, we have always kept Techdirt open and available to anyone. But in order to continue doing so, we need your support. We offer a variety of ways for our readers to support us, from direct donations to special subscriptions and cool merchandise — and every little bit helps. Thank you.

–The Techdirt Team


Reader Comments

Subscribe: RSS

View by: Time | Thread


  1. identicon
    discojohnson, 13 Mar 2006 @ 1:09pm

    Re:

    This raises the question - do Yahoo! and PriceGrabber have any ability to keep questionable companies off their sites?

    yes, and they might even be held responsible if you can prove that they did so knowingly.

Add Your Comment

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here



Subscribe to the Techdirt Daily newsletter




Comment Options:

  • Use markdown. Use plain text.
  • Make this the First Word or Last Word. No thanks. (get credits or sign in to see balance)    
  • Remember name/email/url (set a cookie)

Follow Techdirt
Essential Reading
Techdirt Deals
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Techdirt Insider Discord

Introducing the new Techdirt Insider Chat, now hosted on Discord. If you are an Insider with a membership that includes the chat feature and have not yet been invited to join us on Discord, please reach out here.

Loading...
Recent Stories

This site, like most other sites on the web, uses cookies. For more information, see our privacy policy. Got it
Close

Email This

This feature is only available to registered users. Register or sign in to use it.