TheEdibleSnuggie: DamnYankees: The case stems from Supap Kirtsaeng's college experience. A native of Thailand, Kirtsaeng came to the U.S. in 1997 to study at Cornell University. When he discovered that his textbooks, produced by Wiley, were substantially cheaper to buy in Thailand than they were in Ithaca, N.Y., he rallied his Thai relatives to buy the books and ship them to him in the U.S.He then sold them on eBay, making upwards of $1.2 million, according to court documents.It's called arbitrage. Good for this kid for figuring it out. The idea that doing this would become illegal, assuming we have a freed trade agreement with the other country, it utterly biatchcakes.All these companies are just pissed because they're being exposed for just HOW MUCH they overcharge us, the American consumer for their shiatty goods and services. ESPECIALLY in the textbook cartel...erm, I mean market.
Pants full of macaroni!!: The criminalization of ALL Americans continues unabated.
Grand_Moff_Joseph: Considering that 9/10 items on store shelves in America (including virtually 100% of electronic/technology related products) are made outside the USA, customers here would be unable to resell nearly everything they ever buy.
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