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(Marketwatch)   Supreme Court to decide whether or not you're allowed to resell your own stuff   (marketwatch.com) divider line 20
    More: Asinine, U.S. Supreme Court, iPhone, John Wiley & Sons, friend of the courts, Association of Colleges, American Library Association, Georgetown University Law School  
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25837 clicks; posted to Main » on 06 Oct 2012 at 8:36 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-10-06 06:32:59 PM  
5 votes:
www.fwdailynews.com

Can't resell stuff? Don't like that idea a bit, not one bit.
2012-10-06 07:38:48 PM  
4 votes:
It could be your personal electronic devices or the family jewels that have been passed down from your great-grandparents who immigrated from Spain.

heh heh. Family jewels.
2012-10-07 02:42:55 AM  
2 votes:
For Sale:

Blank sheet of printer paper.
(Will throw in for free an out of print copy of
The Hobbit from Unwin Press.)


Price: $15.00 
2012-10-07 12:21:47 AM  
2 votes:
1.bp.blogspot.com

ALL THINGS ISSUE FORTH FROM MONOLITH CORP AND WE ALONE CAN SELL! YOU MUST BUY AND BUY AND DISPOSE OF THAT WHICH YOU NO LONGER WANT! HARRUMPH!
2012-10-06 09:44:04 PM  
2 votes:
cdn.macgasm.net

"Are you sure this is ISBN: 3540368396?? You want $400, right?"
2012-10-06 09:01:32 PM  
2 votes:
The real problem as I see it is in this particular case: Textbooks manufactured in India and China and sold in developing countries are poorly made with low quality glues, giving off horrible VOCs. I knew a guy from India who had some books from back home, I couldn't stand to be near them.

If first-sale is approved, the US market will be flooded with these poor quality - nay, poisonous - textbooks, retarding the intelligence of America's educated elite. It will be like the leaded plumbing of Rome.

Frankly I think this kid should go to jail just on the basis of that.
2012-10-07 12:18:42 AM  
1 votes:
mw3.wsj.net

10/10

Epic trolling.
2012-10-06 11:14:02 PM  
1 votes:
HALT, CITIZEN! PUT DOWN THE BANANARAMA CASSETTE TAPE AND BACK AWAY FROM THE CARD TABLE SLOWLY WITH YOUR HANDS WHERE I CAN SEE THEM!
2012-10-06 10:59:17 PM  
1 votes:
Yawn. Just one more of the thousands of laws that I ignore (and violate if I feel like it).
2012-10-06 10:16:35 PM  
1 votes:
Considering this would destroy the entire used book/movie/game industry, I'd have to say that this shiat will not stand.
2012-10-06 09:42:29 PM  
1 votes:
The solution to this is not to allow textbooks to be sold cheaper in other countries. Sell them at the same RRP and if they can't afford that, they can *always write their own textbooks*. I'm sure they are smart enough to do it. Make it all "open source" - that way none of the authors profit.
2012-10-06 09:14:54 PM  
1 votes:
When they outlaw selling used belongings, only outlaws will sell used belongings.

There will just be a much greater percentage of outlaws, that's all.
2012-10-06 09:08:02 PM  
1 votes:
Ok, so I don't own anything. That's cool, that tells me that whatever I have that they own that might be broken...they need to fix.

FIX YOUR BROKEN shiat!

What? No, not your problem? Ok, then fark you. It's mine and therefore I can resell it.
2012-10-06 09:00:37 PM  
1 votes:
THIS is truly a SCOTUS Derp test, if there EVER was one!


encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com


Can't wait to see if they pass.
2012-10-06 08:50:08 PM  
1 votes:

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.


"This edition is completely different than last year's. Now it's Helvetica font instead of Tahoma"
2012-10-06 08:49:42 PM  
1 votes:
So how will Wal-Mart re-sell anything?
2012-10-06 08:49:01 PM  
1 votes:

Pants full of macaroni!!: The criminalization of ALL Americans continues unabated.


I'm sort of hoping to see the court do this.

250 years has been a fine run for a good constitution, maybe I'm old enough to not mind seeing a little refreshing of the tree of liberty.

/visions of being cast as the Randy Quaid role in ID4.
2012-10-06 08:41:32 PM  
1 votes:
i've made several million dollars selling my used underwear on eBay. as car covers.

/you sound REALLY fat
2012-10-06 06:24:49 PM  
1 votes:
I believe, upon reflection, that this decision would, if upheld, screw over too many rich people. Thus, Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, and Alito will oppose it, and at least one other justice will remain sane enough to do so as well.
2012-10-06 05:49:32 PM  
1 votes:

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.


This is exactly why I want SCOTUS to uphold foreign first-sale. Simply speaking, this would put pressure on manufacturers to move their stuff out of countries like China because they could be undersold.
 
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