...that people actually CARE about crap like this.
Life is like a bus, although there is only one of them, people should jump aboard before it passes them by.....or should that be 'buy'?
eBay users are howling in protest after discovering hackers are using automated scripts to win hundreds of steeply discounted auctions as part of a holiday season contest designed to draw visitors to the site. Auctions for pricey items including a Green Life electric scooter and an Oscar de la Renta evening gown, which had …
My parents raised me to only take what I need.
Just because there are hundreds of items at huge discounts doesn't mean you need to buy as many as possible.
No doubt the people buying these items will relist them and sellfor a huge, untaxable, profit.
It's hugely selfish and the vast majority of people I know would only take one or two items in a giveaway, and only items that they actually wanted.
Greedy, selfish prople such as those depriving people in greater need of the chance of getting these items ought to hang their heads in shame.
Perhaps a kind-spirited programmer could win as many of these items as possible and donate them to charity. THAT would be a worthwhile pursuit.
"The Grinch stealing this year's Christmas booty were bot-armed hackers who were able to sniff out the promo pages before they went live to the public."
THAT is the scandal. The pages had no views, no because no one HAD looked for them but because they were bought before anyone COULD look for them.
Pay attention, dude.
.......because they can.
If you place a cookie on a table with a 3 year old and say only take it if you NEED it and leave the room you will be mildy disappointed and minus a cookie.
Look at tickets for concerts.... as soon as they are on sale some scumbag with eighteen credit cards buys 2 tickets with each and sells the ones he's not using (that would be all eighteen coz he's a REAL scumbag) and after 40 others like him get the same idea theres 2 people who turn up to the gig coz they paid a small fortune for them on ebay.
The message is always clear - take what you want and if someone else wants it sell it to them at a massive markup.