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"Fran" <autumnacorn(a)vendredi.fr.com> wrote in message
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> "Dr Zoidberg" <AlexNOOOOO!!!!!!@drzoidberg.co.uk> wrote in message
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>> "Dr Zoidberg" <AlexNOOOOO!!!!!!@drzoidberg.co.uk> wrote in message
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>>> "Fran" <autumnacorn(a)vendredi.fr.com> wrote in message
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>>>> "Willy Eckerslyke" <oss108no_spam(a)bangor.ac.uk> wrote in message
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>>>>> Gaz wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> So whilst eBay is trying to show that it is a responsible site, it
>>>>>> also needs to remember that it also like to think of itself as more
>>>>>> of a facilitator in that it helps bring buyers and sellers together,
>>>>>> but then does not really want to be responsible if a sale goes bad,
>>>>>> or a person gets conned! In my view eBay cannot have it both ways.
>>>>>
>>>>> It's much simpler if you assume that eBay only care about one thing -
>>>>> profit. Presumably, they calculated that their profit from knife sales
>>>>> was worth less than the effects of the bad publicity. Acting
>>>>> responsibly doesn't come into it.
>>>>>
>>>>> For what it's worth, I complained about a knife listing a couple of
>>>>> years ago. Not something I'd normally do, but this one was so
>>>>> blatantly offensive it was hard to see what innocent use it could
>>>>> possibly be put to. I think the locking nature of the blade made it
>>>>> illegal too.
>>>>> Did they pull the listing? Of course not, they couldn't give a toss
>>>>> and let it run to the end (with no bids).
>>>>
>>>> Have a go at finding any UK website that will let you actually buy a
>>>> knife on line. It's rather difficult.
>>>>
>>> http://www.johnlewis.com/230682283/Product.aspx?source=14798
>>>
>> D'oh!
>>
>> Hit send by accident.
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>> You seem to be right - quite a few places have gone "in store only"
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> Yup. I did some idle research a while back. Argos were another example.
>
Plenty on Amazon still , which is handy.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=swiss+army+knife&tag=googhydr-21&index=aps&hvadid=4430872743&ref=pd_sl_2jvqdrya9a_b

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Alex

From: Steve Walker on
Fran wrote:

> Have a go at finding any UK website that will let you actually buy a
> knife on line. It's rather difficult.

Amazon have a good range - I bought a lovely little NIETO pocket knife there
recently.





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