[CQ-Contest] Dealing with eBay

Bill Turner wrt at dslextreme.com
Thu Feb 5 07:57:09 EST 2004

On Wed, 4 Feb 2004 10:38:30 -0500, Joe Subich, K4IK wrote:

>eBay does not understand (or refuses to accept) the concept 
>of FCC registration (and that any amplifier requires that 
>registration number to be legal).

Ebay is not the police.  If the ad is worded so as to indicate the item
is legal, that is all ebay should have to worry about.  Let the cops do
their job, ebay will do theirs.  Do you think every newspaper carrying
ads for cars should verify a legal title first?  Or check whether it's
been reported stolen or passes a safety inspection?

>Unfortunately, the FCC 
>does not monitor eBay (they will respond to complaints) 
>and cannot react quickly enough to "catch" short duration 

If the FCC doesn't care enough to spend an hour a day perusing the ebay
ads, why should ebay care at all?

Bill, W6WRT

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