Thursday, June 15, 2006

The Internet giveth, taketh away, then giveth back.

via Digg, Rob in VA tells us a parable about commerce on the Internet. Let me summarize:

  • Rob bought an Xbox 360 on Ebay.
  • The seller never ships the Xbox.
  • Rob uses Internet tools to track him down. Calls him, gets hung up on.
  • Rob dives back into Internet tools and tracks down seller's mom.
  • Calls seller's mother and gives his story.
  • In minutes, seller calls back and refunds all the money.
Great story. I got nothing to add, just wanted to pass it and its delicious irony along.

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