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Subject:  Re: American consumer getting screwed ... Date:  10/8/2012  2:37 PM
Author:  kenm47 Number:  174842 of 178762

Somehow I doubt it.

If accurate, the case involves:

"The case stems from Supap Kirtsaeng’s college experience. A native of Thailand, Kirtsaeng came to America in 1997 to study at Cornell University. When he discovered that his textbooks, produced by Wiley, were substantially cheaper to buy in Thailand than they were in Ithaca, N.Y., he rallied his Thai relatives to buy the books and ship them to him in the United States.
He then sold them on eBay, making upward of $1.2 million, according to court documents."

This was no casual consumer. Something tells me whatever the result, it will have little impact on actual "American consumers."

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