Do you wash the dishes after eating?
Not the paper plates. Those go into the worm compost.
is for good men to do nothing
I informed the buyer of said material as well as the balance of the club's membership that evening.
How about you?
Mid four figures, no decimal point.
I live in California where theft is accepted, thus I will not discuss this amount. There are also foreign nationals doing targeted residential burglaries in my area of the state. I will say that I have lost over $300K during the last 6 years with the tax forms to back it up. All it resulted in was a misdemeanor conviction for trespass and twelve months court probation followed by two more arrests of the individual on my property released with notices to appear. Prior to that, a larger loss in the family resulted in two state prison convictions. During that period I lost a friend at the hands of another with that killer getting a few months in county jail due to the mistakes of the arresting officer. I understand holding folks accountable far more than you understand as well as understanding no matter the efforts made, one is not made whole, and, it is best to just move on with your life.
This all without discussing my so-called "day job." Nor my other activity educating others about not being taken advantage of for 5 decades and two months.
What you must do is equip yourself with knowledge, and based on your rhetoric in your many posts that is NOT what you are standing up for in this thread
YOUR attention to help speak against it.
I have been informing folks philatelically for 45 years, sharing what I have learned along the way. As noted above I did the same with your information. This is not part of what was referred to above for a period of 50 years, two months.
But since the solo voice is too small, we must speak out together.
When others join their voice without first being they themselves fully informed of the fraudulence with the ability to so demonstrate that fraudulence then what is not occurring is informed conversation; rather it is mob rule. I do not agree with mob rule, no matter the goal.
Where you and I differ is where and how to attack this issue. I see the problem not with eBay
, but with the sellers in question. You claim eBay
self interest is keeping a clean market place. How does that statement of yours align with the huge sports card grading scandal which involved eBay
and ran for years until it really came to light publicly in later 2021?
You and I are looking at the same goal, protecting collectors. However we do not agree to the method. I believe the sellers are responsible, not eBay
; and while I welcome what eBay
"says" they are or will do about fraud, I do not believe that by law they must do anything. Tools, and eBay
is a tool, tools do not do anything on their own, they are inanimate objects. The correct or incorrect use of the tool is driven by the user, not the tool. Restricting users rather than taking the tool away from all proper lawful users is not a tack with which I agree. I like to drive a car, use a table saw, open boxes with a box cutter, write with a pencil, target practice to stay accurate and use a chainsaw before the axe to split firewood. Each tool in the hands of someone who wishes to do ill for their own gain can and has caused great damage and death. On a personal note, I happen to be carrying my 16 inch crescent wrench with me on my car's front seat. I did not use it as intended rather used it in a threatening manner as a weapon. I did so and with it, broke up an active kidnapping allowing the adult female victim to escape trough an open window tearing off her clothing while doing so. It was not the tool that chose to be a weapon, it was me, the operator of the tool, the tool was blameless. I lost my spare T-shirt to the woman and she was walked into the sheriff's station by a captain who happen by as this occurred in the street in front of the station. If not for the red light the van and the victim were seconds away from an interstate freeway on ramp and anonymity. My time would have not been better spent recording vehicle and occupant descriptions with the license number and neatly and completely relating that information to the sheriff's office. While some would, that may very well have cost a life.
Please don't claim knowledge about my involvement nor lack of same.
As the wife reminds me when I give her "the look" about comments she makes, she is on my side. And I, on yours.
So we agree in goal, but must agree to disagree in method and path to the mutual goal.
(Edited for spelling and punctuation.)