Welcome to the Brave New World called eBay

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by K3EY, Nov 9, 2019.

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  1. K3EY

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    It seems eBay has changed everything, as we all very well know.

    How about this one: Tony N3ZN, CW OP's out there know this, makes some of the best Keys in the world.

    Now his Keys are being exploited with a China imitation priced about half as much with free shipping
    from China. Free shipping thanks to our government, another story.

    Tony called eBay and was told: Tough luck you can do nothing because they have their own label.

    So his ideas, along with blood sweat and tears are being exploited with eBay's help and blessings.

    As I said, welcome to the New World.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Automatic-...569?_trksid=p2349526.m4383.l4275.c10#viTabs_0
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2019
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  2. K4KRO

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    $25 H-Ts, half-price keys. I don't see anyone working on half-price gas or groceries and there is a massive market for those. America can do it best but we are too cheap to pay for it.
     
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  3. K1VSK

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    Not sure why this surprises anyone. Competitive free markets both here and world-wide have always existed and we benefit by cheaper prices for anyone who prefers to save money. All we should expect is a level playing field which tariffs are intended to provide.
     
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  4. KV6O

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    The link you posted ships from Chino, California, and the seller shows in the Philippines.
     
  5. K3EY

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    Regardless it’s made in China for half the price, it’s OK to steal another man’s ideas.
     
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  6. K3EY

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    My point was it’s stealing someone else’s ideas, and that’s OK as long as you can save money I guess.
     
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  7. K1VSK

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    What I wrote and what you inferred seem to be different but regardless, if you don’t protect your idea and someone copies it, who is at fault here?
     
  8. KT1F

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    They're probably been waiting for someone to start a thread like this. A free ad on the qrz.com forums is probably quite valuable.
     
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  9. KA9JLM

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    A U.S. copyright and patent means nothing out of the United States. o_O
     
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  10. K3EY

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    I know by your writings that your world is black and white.
     
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