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'[OT]The sheer cheek of it!!'
2011\01\06@062320 by cdb

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Four years ago I purchased a laptop on Ebay from a manufacturer in China. It never arrived. I claimed my $900 back from PayPal and that was that.

I've just received an email from the company using a slightly different trading name, offering to sell me an iPhone4 (apparently genuine) for US$188.00 and the new model of the laptop for US$850.

I am at this moment writing out a cheque for three of each!

Colin
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2011\01\06@064843 by alan.b.pearce

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>  Four years ago I purchased a laptop on Ebay from a manufacturer in
> China.
> It never arrived. I claimed my $900 back from PayPal and that was that.
>
> I've just received an email from the company using a slightly different
> trading name, offering to sell me an iPhone4 (apparently genuine) for
> US$188.00 and the new model of the laptop for US$850.
>
> I am at this moment writing out a cheque for three of each!

Oh, too late, you should have asked them to send them COD ... ;)))


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2011\01\07@072125 by RussellMc

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The Chinese government takes such things quite seriously as long as the
company is not owned as part of a conglomerate by the  government and/or
military. As happens (Ask me how I know :-( ).

They are obviously traceable. It's possible that you could cause them severe
strife by raising the issue with the appropriate authorities.
FWIW.


                  Russell

>  Four years ago I purchased a laptop on Ebay from a manufacturer in
> > China.
> > It never arrived. I claimed my $900 back from PayPal and that was that.
> >
> > I've just received an email from the company using a slightly different
> > trading name, offering to sell me an iPhone4 (apparently genuine) for
> > US$188.00 and the new model of the laptop for US$850.
> >
> > I am at this moment writing out a cheque for three of each!
>

2011\01\07@230016 by Vitaliy

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RussellMc wrote:
> The Chinese government takes such things quite seriously as long as the
> company is not owned as part of a conglomerate by the  government and/or
> military. As happens (Ask me how I know :-( ).

How do you know this?

2011\01\07@234425 by cdb

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:: How do you know this?

At a guess, someone in China woke up one morning and saw the light, and to him who saw the light decided that the light was his way to light up his bank account and make a fast buck.  Along came a Kiwi offering the Chinese some gooseberries and a light, he found that no one wanted to emulate his gooseberries but they did like his light.
Feeling miffed said Kiwi suggested to Ministry of Foreign Offerings and Replications "My Dear Sir these lights just aren't cricket, have a gooseberry!". Said Official of M of FO "that company belongs to our dear leaders second cousins, great aunts, grandson - tough doobries!"

To which the Kiwi said "well us lot are keeping your gooseberries then, and what's more, we going to call them something really original so you know we're keeping them", and henceforth it was so, only British gooseberries are gooseberries now all others are known as Actinidia chinensis.

Colin
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2011\01\08@022208 by RussellMc

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>> The Chinese government takes such things quite seriously as long as the
>> company is not owned as part of a conglomerate by the  government and/or
>> military. As happens (Ask me how I know :-( ).

> How do you know this?

As CDB said:

"Said Official of M of FO "that company belongs to our dear
leaders second cousins, great aunts, grandson - tough doobries!""

A (as you may imagine) prior factory.

2011\01\08@083038 by Olin Lathrop

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Vitaliy wrote:
>> The Chinese government takes such things quite seriously as long as
>> the company is not owned as part of a conglomerate by the
>> government and/or military. As happens (Ask me how I know :-( ).
>
> How do you know this?

If I remember right, few years back as a result of the tainted dog food
scandal (or was that the tainted Heparin scandal, or one of the various
others), they picked a scapegoat or two and made a public show of executing
them.  Brutal, but I think it made the point rather well.  Kindof like
Hitler solved the nighttime buglary problem in Berlin.

Now if they would only do that once in a while for fraudulent battery
manufacturers...


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2011\01\08@085314 by RussellMc

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> If I remember right, few years back as a result of the tainted dog food
> scandal (or was that the tainted Heparin scandal, or one of the various
> others), they picked a scapegoat or two and made a public show of executing
> them.  Brutal, but I think it made the point rather well.  Kindof like
> Hitler solved the nighttime buglary problem in Berlin.

> Now if they would only do that once in a while for fraudulent battery
> manufacturers...

Not to mention the tainted milk powder and products scandal which
killed multiple children due to melamine being added to increase
apparent protein content. I'm told that urine has been traditionally
used - not because it has any useful amount of protein in it but
because the test used for protein content is 'fooled' by urine.

BUT note the flaw in the above scenarios. (Has 'something' to do with
ownership ... )


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