Wednesday, October 08, 2003

Today's score:

Me: 3
eBay Fucks: 0

I continue to hate these people, though. They still can't learn that bidding at any point other than the very end is just stupid, and driving up the price for all of us. And don't get me started on the sellers. This one fucking prick actually charged $15 for shipping inside the US for four magazines. In the end, it's not that bad, because the items themselves went pretty cheap - it all evened out in the end. But saying you're selling at "2 for 1" prices and then jacking up shipping to compensate is bullshit.

California voters win the "Asshole of the Week" honors, and they're making a run for monthly and yearly honors. People on eBay, those soulless cocksuckers, deserve a lifetime achievement award.

While we're on the subject of online assholes, I've come across another huge prick. There's this guy who runs a site which is populated by tons and tons of scans from photobooks and magazines. This is pretty common online, but as far as I know, in violation of things like copyright law. But here's the kicker: this guy is charging for access to his site. That's right; he has illegally reproduced copyrighted material and is offering it up for sale. The only way he could be doing this legally is if he held the copyrights to said material, but I sincerely doubt he does. So, an honorary asshole of the week award to that guy.

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