From: For example: John Smith on
Fat Sam wrote:
> For example: John Smith wrote:
>> Essex Laptops - Andy Usher wrote:
>>> "For example: John Smith" <qall-tisc(a)tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
>>> news:zgSAi.16468$ka7.13621(a)newsfe4-gui.ntli.net...
>>>> I've just bought a supposedly new router on eBay.
>>>>
>>>> When it arrived, it was in a tattered box and didn't work.
>>>>
>>>> This is the fourth transaction (of a total of 190) I've done with
>>>> an Asian-named seller and the fourth time I've been ripped off.
>>>> The other three were on mobile phones - one (a brand new phone -
>>>> about 200 quid) was never sent (got a refund after 3 months) and
>>>> the other two just didn't work.
>>>>
>>>> Seems there really is no smoke without fire.
>>>>
>>>> Loathsome cnuts.
>>>
>>> If you not happy 3 times allready why you chance it again. or are
>>> you saying you have used Asian sellers 190 times before ?
>>
>> No.
>> I've always preferred not to give credence to racial stereotypes -
>> but 4 out of 4 makes it difficult to ignore.
>> There won't be a fifth time.
>
> I've never had a good experience buying from Chinese or Honk Kong
> sellers. I avoid them now as a rule.

Er ... no.
Asian in the UK, means Indian/Pakistani not the Far East.
And they were UK-based.


From: Kim Andrews on
On Tue, 28 Aug 2007 18:06:49 +0100, "R D S" <rsandr(a)gmail.com> wrote:

>> Er ... no.
>> Asian in the UK, means Indian/Pakistani not the Far East.
>
>
>Does it?
>So what do you call someone from China? Eastern?

Asian. Oddly enough I have no recollection of Mr Smith being voted in
as usenet spokesman for our entire nation. If it ever does happen, I
hope he gets a tad more training first. ;o)

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From: For example: John Smith on
R D S wrote:
> "For example: John Smith" <qall-tisc(a)tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:KtVAi.44575$h11.913(a)newsfe7-gui.ntli.net...
>> Fat Sam wrote:
>>> For example: John Smith wrote:
>>>> Essex Laptops - Andy Usher wrote:
>>>>> "For example: John Smith" <qall-tisc(a)tiscali.co.uk> wrote in
>>>>> message news:zgSAi.16468$ka7.13621(a)newsfe4-gui.ntli.net...
>>>>>> I've just bought a supposedly new router on eBay.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> When it arrived, it was in a tattered box and didn't work.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> This is the fourth transaction (of a total of 190) I've done with
>>>>>> an Asian-named seller and the fourth time I've been ripped off.
>>>>>> The other three were on mobile phones - one (a brand new phone -
>>>>>> about 200 quid) was never sent (got a refund after 3 months) and
>>>>>> the other two just didn't work.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Seems there really is no smoke without fire.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Loathsome cnuts.
>>>>>
>>>>> If you not happy 3 times allready why you chance it again. or are
>>>>> you saying you have used Asian sellers 190 times before ?
>>>>
>>>> No.
>>>> I've always preferred not to give credence to racial stereotypes -
>>>> but 4 out of 4 makes it difficult to ignore.
>>>> There won't be a fifth time.
>>>
>>> I've never had a good experience buying from Chinese or Honk Kong
>>> sellers. I avoid them now as a rule.
>>
>> Er ... no.
>> Asian in the UK, means Indian/Pakistani not the Far East.
>
>
> Does it?
> So what do you call someone from China? Eastern?

Oriental.


From: R D S on

"For example: John Smith" <qall-tisc(a)tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
news:KtVAi.44575$h11.913(a)newsfe7-gui.ntli.net...
> Fat Sam wrote:
>> For example: John Smith wrote:
>>> Essex Laptops - Andy Usher wrote:
>>>> "For example: John Smith" <qall-tisc(a)tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
>>>> news:zgSAi.16468$ka7.13621(a)newsfe4-gui.ntli.net...
>>>>> I've just bought a supposedly new router on eBay.
>>>>>
>>>>> When it arrived, it was in a tattered box and didn't work.
>>>>>
>>>>> This is the fourth transaction (of a total of 190) I've done with
>>>>> an Asian-named seller and the fourth time I've been ripped off.
>>>>> The other three were on mobile phones - one (a brand new phone -
>>>>> about 200 quid) was never sent (got a refund after 3 months) and
>>>>> the other two just didn't work.
>>>>>
>>>>> Seems there really is no smoke without fire.
>>>>>
>>>>> Loathsome cnuts.
>>>>
>>>> If you not happy 3 times allready why you chance it again. or are
>>>> you saying you have used Asian sellers 190 times before ?
>>>
>>> No.
>>> I've always preferred not to give credence to racial stereotypes -
>>> but 4 out of 4 makes it difficult to ignore.
>>> There won't be a fifth time.
>>
>> I've never had a good experience buying from Chinese or Honk Kong
>> sellers. I avoid them now as a rule.
>
> Er ... no.
> Asian in the UK, means Indian/Pakistani not the Far East.


Does it?
So what do you call someone from China? Eastern?


From: Fat Sam on
For example: John Smith wrote:
> Fat Sam wrote:
>> For example: John Smith wrote:
>>> Essex Laptops - Andy Usher wrote:
>>>> "For example: John Smith" <qall-tisc(a)tiscali.co.uk> wrote in
>>>> message news:zgSAi.16468$ka7.13621(a)newsfe4-gui.ntli.net...
>>>>> I've just bought a supposedly new router on eBay.
>>>>>
>>>>> When it arrived, it was in a tattered box and didn't work.
>>>>>
>>>>> This is the fourth transaction (of a total of 190) I've done with
>>>>> an Asian-named seller and the fourth time I've been ripped off.
>>>>> The other three were on mobile phones - one (a brand new phone -
>>>>> about 200 quid) was never sent (got a refund after 3 months) and
>>>>> the other two just didn't work.
>>>>>
>>>>> Seems there really is no smoke without fire.
>>>>>
>>>>> Loathsome cnuts.
>>>>
>>>> If you not happy 3 times allready why you chance it again. or are
>>>> you saying you have used Asian sellers 190 times before ?
>>>
>>> No.
>>> I've always preferred not to give credence to racial stereotypes -
>>> but 4 out of 4 makes it difficult to ignore.
>>> There won't be a fifth time.
>>
>> I've never had a good experience buying from Chinese or Honk Kong
>> sellers. I avoid them now as a rule.
>
> Er ... no.
> Asian in the UK, means Indian/Pakistani not the Far East.
> And they were UK-based.

Er ... no.
Asian means "From Asia".

Asia is the green indicated area on this map.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:LocationAsia.png

Included in that green area is China.

Feel free to remove your foot frm your mouth any time you like.


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