Y2K consumer ripping off Y2K vendors

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-- Blue Himalayan (bh@k2.y), April 30, 1999


This is not surprising given the questionable morals of many GIs

-- Are ALL (our@GIs.pigs?), April 30, 1999.

Mr. or Mrs. "Are ALL...",

Are you prepared to SUBSTANTIATE that cheap shot or is that just your not-so-humble opinion???

Quote from Article:

"We must emphasize this, by the way: it is only a small number of customers ripping off vendors."

-- Jeremiah Jetson (laterthan@uthink.y2k), April 30, 1999.

Everyone's morals can be questionable to someone else.

-- Johnny (jljtm@bellsouth.net), April 30, 1999.

SAN DIEGO (AP) - "Twenty-five San Diego State University business students got an ``F'' for cheating. The class? Ethics. About a third of those enrolled in a business ethics course were caught using answers to a quiz last month."

-- PNG (png@gol.com), April 30, 1999.

This is the second major article -- I think from the same source? -- inferring that "someone" is actually trying to do Y2K suppliers in.

I can't decide if this is just another branch of paranoia, or if it's normal business (a lot of people order in fear, then don't have the money or interest by the time it comes in), or if there's a motive the writers suspect that they haven't yet come out and said, and this stuff is just symptomatic.

PJ in TX

-- PJ Gaenir (fire@firedocs.com), May 01, 1999.

PJ, from what I hear on my scanner this is par for any course, not just Y2K. People are arrested daily (sometimes it seems hourly) for writing forged checks or hot checks, using stolen credit cards, shoplifting, fraud to obtain goods, and so on, all versions of defrauding retailers. An amazing amount of it goes on.

P.S. Do you have a scanner yet? Good to have for Y2K--at the least you can find out from cop gossip which place has propane. . .!

-- Old Git (anon@spamproblems.com), May 01, 1999.

Blue Himalayan: I just wanted you to know that I always enjoy reading your posts. You always make a lot of sense. Scarlett

-- Scarlett (creolady@aol.com), May 01, 1999.

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