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Old 06-09-2007, 05:38 PM   #1
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Screwed by Books Download Central

Please don't be a fool and end up like me: don't deal with Books Download Central. It's nothing more than LimeWire. I sent money and found that out the hard way.
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Old 06-09-2007, 05:56 PM   #2
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Please don't be a fool and end up like me: don't deal with Books Download Central. It's nothing more than LimeWire. I sent money and found that out the hard way.
Thank you for the warning.
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Old 06-09-2007, 06:00 PM   #3
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Interesting site

"Signup Now and join the millions of users that share files on the internet"

Technicaly they are NOT lying. Once you know that they are liars and read the "small print".
Take the sentence above. When you do not pay atention you get the impression that that site has milion of users.

Let us have a look at the small print on the frontpage:
Copyright ©2005 - You will find detailed instructions on how to stay legal within the member's area. The purchase of a membership, however, is not a license to upload or download copyrighted material. We urge you to respect copyright laws and share responsibly. Click here for more info.
Share Responsibly: Uploading or downloading of opyrighted material without the permission or authorization of the copyright holders may be illegal and could be subject to civil and/or criminal liability and penalties.


The question is:
Where else do we report those scumbags?
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Old 06-09-2007, 11:14 PM   #4
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You could try reporting them to the publishers who are having their works stolen .
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Old 06-10-2007, 12:20 AM   #5
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They are smart. They saw that the software is free and all they are charging for is the technical support. They offer that you get your money back if they cannot solve your problem on the first call. They also say that you can cancel at any time.
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I was looking at their site quite carefully.
It is very, very cleverly worded.

You might have two possibilities:
1. They have "money back guarantee"
2. You can revoke the payment at the credit card company

Perhaps the best method would be to combine point one with point two.
Just ask for money back, saying you have been misleaded, or saying that you were not satisfied, because their software does not work under FreBSD ;-) (... and they do not say that the SW they send you only works under Windows. Do they?) Or claim that it does not work on your very old Apple computer, or Windows 98. You can also claim that your windows computer got tons of malware when you installed their software and they are liable for damages. They are very likely to refuse. Then you use their refusal to honour their "money back guarantee" as a basis for a complaint to the credit card company.

A friend of mine wanted to sell some small homemede electronics on the net using credit card payment. He ended up doing it without the support for credit cards, because the credit card companies have VERY strict policy towards the seller. All money you receive go to the escrow for at least 6 months. If your customer complains, the credit card company returns the money to the customer.

It might be worth your efforts. You can at the very least complicate their relationship with the credit card company.
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