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Re: Aquabid vs F&EL
I am surprised that you believe that feedback cannot be amended
to "neutral" or "padded" by a seller, or buyer for that matter.The problem
is that on Aquabid there are no consequences for behavior that the COE
would not accept or tolerate.
And Yes, I do know how it works; I found out the hard and expensive
To assume that a new name is more than just that is the type of "profiling "
that we all lament. The bottom line is that, on a by and large basis, people
have other than honorable intentions don't join clubs or organizations.
Whether an auction site thoroughly investigates buyers or sellers
well depend on the resources they have available. I do believe that anybody
with computer skills can manipulate most, if not all, scenarios we have been
As a result of my experiences with auctions I have become a general
of escrow services.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Wright Huntley" <jwwiii at pacbell_net>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2003 12:12 AM
Subject: Re: Aquabid vs F&EL
> Erny May wrote:
> >>Like Wright has stated, the >feedback works as >well as COE in >policing
> > the situation.
> > Feedback does not work worth a damn if the individual does not have
> > a sense of ethics because he won't care. The feedback can be changed,
> > or the individual can simply use a new name.
> You have that quite wrong, Erny. The feedback can only reflect badly on
> bad ethics or give no information. I suspect you don't have all the
> information on how it works.
> The feedback cannot be touched by the person it applies to, and you have
> to be unable to read to not find it useful as all get out.
> New name means no feedback. That means no sale. Too simple? I neither buy
> from nor sell to folks with zero feedback messages. Too risky for anything
> but trivial amounts I'm 100% willing to lose.
> No reputable auction site allows simple name changes, without warning
> (e.g., e-bay's dreaded "shades"). You normally must come up with a whole
> new credit card with a different name and mailing address for each change.
> Feedback starts all over at zero, either way. Not too easy for a thief to
> do, anyway.
> My e-bay handle is whuntley. Go read my feedback messages. I cannot edit
> them in any way. Each one has to be from a unique individual and from a
> totally different transaction. Would you say I am a good person to do
> business with on e-bay? If not, why not?
> Wright Huntley -- 209 521-0557 -- 731 Loletta Ave, Modesto CA 95351
> "For at least a century ... the U.S. Geological Survey has
> consistently reported that America had only
> about 10 years worth of oil left." -- Washington Times, May 2002
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