CarefulBuilder14 wrote:Curious what the hobby is, if you're willing to share. Is it the same one that led to the the PayPal card?
Have you tried using the price match programs from Citi or Discover? Every now and then, you can buy an item from a reliable supplier and end up paying the knock-off price via a CC's price match.
Did the items say they were sold by Amazon.com or a third party? I've sort of assumed it's a reliable indication of authenticity if an item says it ships from and is sold by Amazon.com, but I don't know if that's correct.
Nope this is a complete knock off theft item. Originates from China, sold by a third party but fulfilled by Amazon. I'm very familiar with the product as I own the genuine thing, and these thieves even put the company that makes it's name into their description twice, thus violating that trademark as well.
Ancient Chinese secret - we copy and steal everything!
This sucks but in a way our country deserves it - what did these suited idiots think was going to happen when they all rushed over there to take advantage of cheap slave labor, that their slaves would be docile little busy bees only thinking of making them richer like Americans? HA if they are that stupid they kind of DESERVE to get robbed. Hard for me to feel sorry for morons like that. But companies that kept making things in the US and make a really good product, yes that bothers me to see a company like that get screwed this way.
I don't know how many laws the Chinese are breaking by doing this, and I'm sure they don't care. In a way they are more cutthroat capitalist than the Americans - they are just a lawless bunch out for a buck anyway they can get it. But Amazon is just as guilty as they are by enabling them to do it, when Amazon has been told what's going on and does nothing about it. Luckily for Amazon they are a big $$$ corporation so they will probably be able to buy our "representatives" (HA) off. Good thing America is as corrupt as the average banana republic these days.
I hope the company getting screwed sues, but I'm not so sure they could even win a pretty clear cut case like that again our legal system is a mockery of true justice I have no faith in it. But what I can do is cut my spending on Amazon down to the bare minimum.
You are right I opened the eBay and PayPal accounts to pursue my spending on there, and then I was thinking maybe I would shift some of my spending from Amazon to there as well. But due to that snafu with the card I kind of let that idea go. I may revisit it. I don't think what Amazon is doing is right by any stretch, but I would not be too surprised if they get away with it. Our government won't do anything to a big company that breaks the law they do as they please and get away with it.
I think I'm just going to call the US the Banana Republic of America. Close enough for rock n roll. It's disgusting all around.