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  1. #1
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    Angry This is just WRONG!

    the pirating and reselling bits not the original bits

    With every cause comes a color
    Friday, January 14, 2005

    Yellow wristbands that say "LIVESTRONG" are available all over the Internet, but the only authorized purveyor is the Lance Armstrong Foundation (laf.org), or its official partners Build-A-Bear Workshop, the Discovery Channel Store, and Nike Town. The wristbands cost $1.

    Because "LIVESTRONG" is trademarked, the foundation is actively going after counterfeiters. Last week, eight Westchester County, N.Y., stores were issued summonses for "unconscionable and deceptive trade practices" for selling imitation bands. They are subject to fines of up to $1,000 if the accusation holds up after a hearing, according to the Associated Press.

    However, reselling authentic "LIVESTRONG" wristbands at a higher price, as some Internet retailers and E-bay sellers are doing, is not illegal, although a spokeswoman for the Lance Armstrong Foundation called it unethical.

    Pink "Sharing the Promise" wristbands: $5 for a pack of 5, with proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Web site: www.komen.org

    Blue "CURE DIABETES TODAY" wristbands: $5 each, with proceeds to the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center. Web site: nbdiabetes.org

    Red "My Soldier" wristbands: Free to people who sign up to be a pen pal to soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Guidelines for writing letters are included. There is a suggested contribution of $10 to help defray the costs of the program. Web site: www.mville.edu/mysoldier

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  2. #2
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    I've seen these things on ebay before while looking for mountain biking gloves. Couldn't work out what they were for, why there were so many of them and why they were selling for $2.50 each despite in the photos they had $1 price tags

    It wouldn't be a problem if people weren't daft enough to buy them off ebay.
    (Retired)


  3. #3
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    Originally posted by hbdgaz
    It wouldn't be a problem if people weren't daft enough to buy them off ebay.
    Exactly, just like if people wouldn't buy stolen stuff, there would be a lot less reason to steal. It's still sad tho.
    confused by earlier errors
    bailing out

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