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Re: Caveat Emptor
Chuck H said:
> Scott H. cyber-faced:
> > :-\r
> Hey, Scott, you got a little something on your chin there. ;)
Yes, but Tom has an antifungicide that will remove it. :-)
> We need to be careful about what we're calling robbing and who we're
> calling crooks.
My point, and Robert H's, and others, exactly.
>If a business chooses to take advantage of a
> (e.g., no competition) by price jacking or whatever, then I say that
> is not
Well under Taft-Hartley, it's not robbing, it might be restraint of
trade and still illegal.
>but just an unfortunate part of living and doing business in
> capitalist system and participating in a niche hobby. It's not
> something I
> like to see and we certainly have the right to bitch about it, but
> it's not
> exactly robbing. The proprietors who do such things may be unethical
> netherholes, but they're not really being crooks in the classical
Or even the legal sense, in most states, anyway.
> No one is holding a gun to your head or breaking into your
But if there's nowhere locally to go, you have a constrained set of
choices -- that's not a gun but at some point the constraints redcue
your ability to choose. I doubt that restraint of trade is the most
common reason for high priced lfs.
> However, that's not to say that criminal practices don't exist. Some
> examples: Robbing is when you buy something and get the runaround if
> purchase turns out to be broken or in error. Robbing is when a
> increases charges after the point of sale without your approval.
Technically, I think that counts as fraud, but I know what you're
> Robbing is stuff like that. Those are the kinds of things
> crooks do.
> Just my dos centavos.
> - --
> Chuck Huffine
> Knoxville, Tennessee
> PS: If anyone needs some "y'alls", I can send you some. It's
> down here. But I should warn you that there may be some "y'uns"
> in. They're very hard to separate out once they get mixed in. Worse
> Bladderwort. Might be willing to trade for some "you guys".
I think I can scrounge up some "yousguys," will those do?
Scott H. S:-) with a hair bump today
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