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2012-10-07 12:48:05 PM

MarkEC: Couldn't the court rule that the sales are first sales since the books were imported for the purpose of selling them and making a profit? They were brand new still, not used. Could a line be drawn between this and buying your own textbook overseas, using it for your class, then selling it as used when you are done with it?


Depends. Do you want a free market or not?
 
2012-10-07 12:48:27 PM

LaughingRadish: crabsno termites: cedarpark:

/Unless textbooks have suddenly got batshait expensive.

Where you been? 1975 I paid $120 for "Radioisotope Methodology" by Chase and Rabinowitz.

At first I was going to call bullshiat on this one given that you paid an equivalent of around $520. Then I saw this article on the most expensive college textbooks in America.  At the top is a philosophy text for $1450. $500 for grad-level chemistry is at number 13.


That's why I named the book. Was a hell of a lot of money for a poor grad student in those days. Ramen noodles - YUUUUMMMMM!
 
2012-10-07 12:50:15 PM

OhioUGrad: Yet, we don't have the right to take their job. I don't know (but there are a lot of smart Farkers on here) is there anyway to get a SC Justice off their job? (probably not of the right-wing would be rallying around it yearly)


"Hey, left-wing. We can now hold year-round rallies against SC Justices. Interested?"
"Nah, we love Thomas and Roberts and would never complain about them or any other conservatives."

Yeah, that's how it'd go. It's not like the left-wing have a history of street protests or anything.
 
2012-10-07 01:28:32 PM
I wonder how this applies to collectors items, like rare guitars, or antiques?
 
2012-10-07 01:33:59 PM

Fissile: nothing except troll auction sites for such things, and then send off complaints to the respective sites demanding removal of the item. Just amazing. MS


ACtually, When you bought the PC, it came bundled with Microsoft's User agreement, in which you agreed not to sell the item.
 
2012-10-07 02:18:38 PM
So, is this why we can't have nice things?
 
Zon
2012-10-07 02:35:01 PM

Warlordtrooper: MarkEC: Couldn't the court rule that the sales are first sales since the books were imported for the purpose of selling them and making a profit? They were brand new still, not used. Could a line be drawn between this and buying your own textbook overseas, using it for your class, then selling it as used when you are done with it?

Depends. Do you want a free market or not?


Depends. How free are we talking here?

/a completely free market is a terrible idea. We need regulations to protect people from the indirect harms of companies as they seek profit, and to make investments with indirect benefits since companies won't make them (precisely because they don't directly yield a profit).
 
2012-10-07 02:44:05 PM

simrobert2001: Fissile: nothing except troll auction sites for such things, and then send off complaints to the respective sites demanding removal of the item. Just amazing. MS

ACtually, When you bought the PC, it came bundled with Microsoft's User agreement, in which you agreed not to sell the item.


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Which is why I have refused to pay for Microsoft products since then. Fortunately, Microsoft's hegemony over the PC world seems to be drawing to a close. Fact is that MS is a three product company: Windows, Office and Xbox. All the other stuff they attempted turned out to be money losing duds. Now that the world of electronics is going the way of portable devices, MS doesn't seem to be able to get any traction.

BTW, we'll see if evil dweeb Gates is really going to give away his billions, like he promised. I'm not going to hold my breath.
 
2012-10-07 03:05:50 PM
It's about time they closed this loop-hole.

FREEDOM!
 
2012-10-07 04:10:05 PM

Fissile: Which is why I have refused to pay for Microsoft products since then. Fortunately, Microsoft's hegemony over the PC world seems to be drawing to a close. Fact is that MS is a three product company: Windows, Office and Xbox. All the other stuff they attempted turned out to be money losing duds. Now that the world of electronics is going the way of portable devices, MS doesn't seem to be able to get any traction.

BTW, we'll see if evil dweeb Gates is really going to give away his billions, like


Actually, Its still profitable by a few billions. And bill gates no longer owns microsoft. He has shares in it. He is in fact, giving it away.

Link
 
2012-10-07 04:31:55 PM

Gyrfalcon: F*ck that, every swap meet and antique store would go under. A lot of people survive on buying crap, cleaning it up and selling it at a slight markup. Overturning the 1908 ruling would be the final deathblow to our economy.


What about the impact of another million well-paid law enforcement jobs to enforce the ruling?
 
2012-10-07 06:10:08 PM

thornhill: If you put the same page from the U.S. version next to the international version, they'd be identical except that the international version is in black & white.


This isn't quite true. My Griffiths quantum textbook international edition was always a few page numbers ahead of what the professor was saying, even though the content was the same.
 
2012-10-07 06:45:16 PM

Oldiron_79: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.


Yeah... either that or an SS number.
 
2012-10-07 07:09:05 PM

Zon: Warlordtrooper: MarkEC: Couldn't the court rule that the sales are first sales since the books were imported for the purpose of selling them and making a profit? They were brand new still, not used. Could a line be drawn between this and buying your own textbook overseas, using it for your class, then selling it as used when you are done with it?

Depends. Do you want a free market or not?

Depends. How free are we talking here?

/a completely free market is a terrible idea. We need regulations to protect people from the indirect harms of companies as they seek profit, and to make investments with indirect benefits since companies won't make them (precisely because they don't directly yield a profit).


In a free market if I find that person A is selling at a price lower than what the market will ask for, I buy it and resell it at a profit. Buy low sell high. This is how the free market works. These companies want a free market when it comes to what benefits them but refuses the same free market when it hurts them.
 
2012-10-07 07:18:39 PM

Warlordtrooper: In a free market if I find that person A is selling at a price lower than what the market will ask for, I buy it and resell it at a profit. Buy low sell high. This is how the free market works. These companies want a free market when it comes to what benefits them but refuses the same free market when it hurts them.


Well, duh!
 
2012-10-07 08:27:04 PM

Warlordtrooper: Zon: Warlordtrooper: MarkEC: Couldn't the court rule that the sales are first sales since the books were imported for the purpose of selling them and making a profit? They were brand new still, not used. Could a line be drawn between this and buying your own textbook overseas, using it for your class, then selling it as used when you are done with it?

Depends. Do you want a free market or not?

Depends. How free are we talking here?

/a completely free market is a terrible idea. We need regulations to protect people from the indirect harms of companies as they seek profit, and to make investments with indirect benefits since companies won't make them (precisely because they don't directly yield a profit).

In a free market if I find that person A is selling at a price lower than what the market will ask for, I buy it and resell it at a profit. Buy low sell high. This is how the free market works. These companies want a free market when it comes to what benefits them but refuses the same free market when it hurts them.


Sometimes you want to dump on the market for strategic reasons. See Russia dumping platinum or gold on the market.
 
2012-10-07 11:04:05 PM
Go ahead, attack the secondary markets in a recession. Let us know how that works out for you.

/anybody want to buy some second hangd hanging rope?
 
2012-10-08 08:48:03 AM

Oznog: If they are legally able to just turn around and resell to the US, killing their US-sale cash cow, then the companies would ask themselves if taking an item that costs $10 to make, sells for $200 in the USA, but also sells for $15 in China only to find China ordered 3x more than they could possibly USE and are killing the US sales, that maybe they should start bringing up the China price to $150 or all the way to $200.

Bottom line being that these countries may have to pay US prices, and they can't, so basically they're cut off.


They get cut off or we stop getting killed with excessive and unwarranted costs. Corporations created a world market for things like employment, regular people should be able to benefit from the world market as well. If I have to compete with employees from India, why shouldn't the things I buy also compete with things from India?
 
2012-10-08 09:24:59 AM
How's that deregulation working for you, corporations?
 
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