[SpamCop-List] Re: Chris Rock Spam Solution
Sofa King Tyred of Lar Ting
nobody at devnull.spamcop.net
Sun Feb 27 19:08:01 EST 2005
Dorian Gray wrote:
> If I may answer on behalf of "Sofa King"...:
Thanks! My name may change to Sofa King tyred of making myself clear...
> He *doesn't* say that the people who buy from legit ecommerce sites are
> no better that the people who buy spamvertised products. This implies
> that they are two different groups of people, and that's the opposite of
> what he is saying.
> What SofaKing is saying is that the people who buy spamvertised products
> *also* account for a large share of the legit ecommerce purchases. So
> getting rid of them from the internet will also hurt the sales of
> amazon, ebay etc.
I will follow-up and say that I'm not sure about it being a "large
share" - probably nobody knows for sure.
> I don't know if I agree with him, but that is what he is saying, and you
> missed his point. :)
Do you agree if I cede on the argument about "large share" legit purchases?
Anyway, my reasoning was that someone who is bold (or stupid) enough to
buy a generic viagra (or whatever spammers are pushing) from the net
would not hesitate to use the net for a legitimate e-commerce
transaction (a la Amazon). Concerns about trustworthiness is an
important reason why e-commerce is not as big as was expected.
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