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Re: Why?????????
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Dior wrote:
Terrible...I don't think Tolkien would have approved.

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I always smile a bit at comments about whether [insert name of arbitrary dead person] would have approved of something. I tend to think that we should worry less about what we imagine the dead might think about something and concentrate on what the living think. Once you die, you lose the right to approve/disapprove of anything from that point right until the end of the universe. I suspect that one of the best things about dying is you no longer have to give a toss.

Personally, I couldn't care less who the bridge is named after. No one is harmed, either way, so what does it matter?

Stu

Posted on: 2011/7/16 3:39


Re: The Wonders of eBay
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But these tapes are a LIMITED EDITION - They must be worth having. And it also seems like these tapes (or "readins") were minted in 1859, so they are very early examples of the art.

Posted on: 2011/7/11 10:12


Re: Book Depository to be acquired by Amazon
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Sadly, the chances of the OFT doing anything other than rubber stamping it are absolutely nil. I'm not sure if the OFT or the old MMC *ever* prevented any monopolies being formed.

Posted on: 2011/7/6 16:24


Re: Book Depository to be acquired by Amazon
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It is a shame as reducing competition is a bad thing. I imagine Amazon will be dropping the free shipping it currently has to Australia once they have absorbed BD.

Realistically, Amazon is so big that it will always be able to consume anyone else that is a threat, just by virtue of having such deep pockets. Equally, I guess it sets a precedent for would-be businesses. If you can get the venture capital to set up a just-about-breaks-even site that gets big enough to be a thorn in Amazon's side, they will be forced to give you a giant pile of money to disappear.

Posted on: 2011/7/4 22:54


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I'd be concerned as to whether the seller even owns the set. Some people just have transaction histories that make you suspicious - and this guy seems to have purchased a couple of "get rich quick" schemes from eBay if you look at his feedback history. Couple that fact with the fact that the photos he has used are in the public domain and I would be steering well clear (even if he wasn't asking for triple the going value).

Stu.

Posted on: 2011/7/3 22:27



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