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#60669 - 01/08/06 04:56 PM I feel sorry,  
Theelectrikid  Offline
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Levittown, PA
For all of the linemen that are hurt or killed by one of these:
http://cgi.ebay.com/GENERATOR-EXTEN...9811QQcategoryZ75577QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Sorry for the rant.

Ian A.


Is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?

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#60670 - 01/08/06 05:49 PM Re: I feel sorry,  
Matt Barrett  Offline
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Danbury, CT
I just reported him to ebay... that add falls under the “eBay prohibits the sale of items or links to items that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity.”


#60671 - 01/08/06 05:53 PM Re: I feel sorry,  
BigJohn  Offline
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I was asked to NOT publish this report because it exposes information that officials would rather not have known.
...And conspicuously leaves out any information on why "officials" wouldn't want you to know how to do this.

I wonder what the "disclaimer" says? "I may have just charged you ten dollars for this information, but it puts lives at risk and I do not advocate following it under any circumstances, therefore you can't sue or otherwise prosecute selfish, irresponsible me."

-John


#60672 - 01/08/06 05:55 PM Re: I feel sorry,  
NJwirenut  Offline
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Bergen County, NJ
Here's the text of a "question" I sent to the seller. Will post any response he decides to give.

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Very interesting item...

Does the "report" include liability insurance to cover the lawsuit when this rig kills a lineman working to restore power? Or when your kid picks up the energized male plug on the end of the cord? Or pay for your house when it burns down, and your insurance refuses to pay because of your "creative wiring"?

These things are often called "suicide cords" for GOOD REASON. If you keep advising people to use them instead of a proper listed transfer switch, you very might end up gatting your (REMOVED)sued off...


[This message has been edited by electure (edited 01-11-2006).]


#60673 - 01/08/06 05:58 PM Re: I feel sorry,  
Roger  Offline
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Matt, can you post the link you reported him on so that we can flood Ebay with reports?

Roger


#60674 - 01/08/06 06:03 PM Re: I feel sorry,  
Matt Barrett  Offline
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http://pages.ebay.com/help/contact_us/_base/index_6.html

They will ask you for your member ID though.


#60675 - 01/08/06 06:45 PM Re: I feel sorry,  
Speedy Petey  Offline
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Upstate, NY
This A-Hole should be arrested!!!
I sent him an e-mail similar to NJwirenut's and also a scathing letter to E-bay reporting him.

He is offering a similar listing regarding ultralight planes.
What a moron!


Speedy Petey

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." -Albert Einstein

#60676 - 01/08/06 06:54 PM Re: I feel sorry,  
iwire  Offline
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I was also instantly POed at this moron.

He should offer another paper.

"How to make money with total disregard for others safety"

I can see a person falling for his sales pitch for the cord but this..

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He is offering a similar listing regarding ultralight planes.


....I think a person buying plans for a ultralight plane from a source like this is probably not savable. Hopefully they fall away from others.


Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician
Massachusetts

#60677 - 01/08/06 06:56 PM Re: I feel sorry,  
Roger  Offline
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Thanks Matt, I also sent him an e-mail.

Roger


#60678 - 01/08/06 07:15 PM Re: I feel sorry,  
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kamloops BC Canada
ditto will be sending email too.


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