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Old 02-15-2005, 04:17 PM   #71
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There's nothing wrong with selling things - the ethical problem comes when you buy things and raise prices to sell again - directing the original purchase to the person you've sold to without even taking delivery of the item.
I don't see anything wrong with that. Everyone is still happy. The seller gets his money, and the buyer gets exactly what he paid for. The seller didn't "raise" the price, the buyer offered more than what the seller paid for it.

Would these practices be ok if the seller took posession of the item and then delivered it from his own house?
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I don't see anything wrong with that. Everyone is still happy. The seller gets his money, and the buyer gets exactly what he paid for. The seller didn't "raise" the price, the buyer offered more than what the seller paid for it.

Would these practices be ok if the seller took posession of the item and then delivered it from his own house?

Of course, he would be offering a Service - the product's safety. By taking delivery he's taking the chance it isn't what it is and not allowing that to happen to the customer. He's also checking its working, and if its what it said it is. By just sending it on he's purely and simply stealing money from the system.
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ok, confusing but i see where you are coming from!

(The A and B thing)
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Yeah, lol. If you offered a good service you could make more profit? Protection like that would bring your score up?
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