The Current eBay Scam

On 4-15-2018 I received the following email:

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This was for a Guest order placed on 4-05-2018.

I don’t run a virus known as Windows, but, being the only member of the family to ever go to college for computers, I get drafted by family members who “just bought what was pre-packaged and on-sale.” Of course DELL doesn’t ship installation media with their pre-packaged shit and when you order it, years later from customer service, you get whatever the last bundle was, not what was actually on the pre-packaged bundle-o-shit you bought.

Naturally, when I re-installed my Aunt’s computer from the “just like the day you bought it” installation media DELL sold her (because even if you only use it for Solitaire, Windows becomes corrupted) it didn’t have all of the bundled software she originally had.

This lead me to making a Guest purchase on eBay because I won’t allow eBay to sell my personal information and Amazon is a malignant tumor which will one day end the human race.

eBay is desperate to invade your privacy. They want to sell your information just like Google and Facebook. At least they do until they watch both Google and Facebook go down later this year. Our Congress and media outlets can be easily purchased, just look at what the Clinton’s have done with their criminal enterprise, the E.U., not so much. They are the only ones to make any significant effort to reign in the criminal enterprises of Microsoft and Google. That whole Janet Reno thing was a crime against the human race.

You may notice that the “Leave feedback” link looks like it has been clicked. Well, it has. Ten days to ship an order is completely inexcusable. Guess what? The only thing you can do as a Guest is make a purchase. You cannot leave feedback, contact a seller, or return an item. Unless you let eBay completely invade your privacy, you are an unperson.

By seasoned_geek

Roland Hughes started his IT career in the early 1980s. He quickly became a consultant and president of Logikal Solutions, a software consulting firm specializing in OpenVMS application and C++/Qt touchscreen/embedded Linux development. Early in his career he became involved in what is now called cross platform development. Given the dearth of useful books on the subject he ventured into the world of professional author in 1995 writing the first of the "Zinc It!" book series for John Gordon Burke Publisher, Inc. A decade later he released a massive (nearly 800 pages) tome "The Minimum You Need to Know to Be an OpenVMS Application Developer" which tried to encapsulate the essential skills gained over what was nearly a 20 year career at that point. From there "The Minimum You Need to Know" book series was born. Three years later he wrote his first novel "Infinite Exposure" which got much notice from people involved in the banking and financial security worlds. Some of the attacks predicted in that book have since come to pass. While it was not originally intended to be a trilogy, it became the first book of "The Earth That Was" trilogy: Infinite Exposure Lesedi - The Greatest Lie Ever Told John Smith - Last Known Survivor of the Microsoft Wars When he is not consulting Roland Hughes posts about technology and sometimes politics on his blog. He also has regularly scheduled Sunday posts appearing on the Interesting Authors blog.