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cadmonkey
03-03-2005, 11:28 AM
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/01/24/ebay_african_slaves/ (http://)

By Lester Haines
Published Monday 24th January 2005 11:20 GMT
Absolute proof that eBay really is the world's marketplace comes with the revelation that the online auction site has branched out into the African slave trade.

This outrage was discovered by a Google Group member who typed "African Slave" into Google, and was shocked to find this irresistable offer:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/01/24/ebay_bargains.jpg

Oh dear, oh dear. Of course, the link directs wannabe plantation owners to nothing more sinister than a few African slavery-related items including books and engravings. As one poster notes: "It does not look like a joke, rather than overzealous ebay putting too many keywords."

Quite so. Nonetheless, eBay must as a matter of some urgency address this matter and either a) change the wording of their link, or b) actually acquire a big selection of low-priced African slaves, since to offer non-existent merchandise is clearly a serious breach of its own usage policy, not to mention several local and international laws.

Bootnote
Ta very much to all those readers who have written to note that "the letters 'aff' after the advert signify that this is not an eBay advert but a company making revenue from eBays affiliate scheme".

We will, as suggested, direct our outrage at the real perpetrators of this trade in human misery.

ENDelt260
03-03-2005, 11:29 AM
This outrage was discovered by a Google Group member who typed "African Slave" into Google, and was shocked to find this irresistable offer:

ROFL I'm outraged! I went looking for this, and FOUND IT!

Ari Chi3fs
03-03-2005, 11:30 AM
sweet. Maybe Carl will try to buy a couple and pawn it off as Free Agency acquistions. :hmmm:

Chiefs Pantalones
03-03-2005, 11:30 AM
Thanks.

I was just thinking "Where can I find an African Slave?"

Baby Lee
03-03-2005, 11:35 AM
That's just dumb. Clearly, the link is just to a term search in E-Bay. If the term search had turned anything up, they would've showed that page instead.

Chiefs Pantalones
03-03-2005, 11:38 AM
That's just dumb. Clearly, the link is just to a term search in E-Bay. If the term search had turned anything up, they would've showed that page instead.

I think it's legit, they have a video phone.

Rain Man
03-03-2005, 11:48 AM
Can't you get these at Wal-Mart now anyway?

vailpass
03-03-2005, 11:57 AM
No thanks. I live in Arizona and can get mexicans a lot cheaper.

mikey23545
03-03-2005, 11:57 AM
Can't you get these at Wal-Mart now anyway?

No, they're working for Walmart.

ENDelt260
03-03-2005, 11:57 AM
No thanks. I live in Arizona and can get mexicans a lot cheaper.
God bless 'em.

vailpass
03-03-2005, 12:01 PM
God bless 'em.

Indeed. They wait for you patiently in the parking lot of Home Depots all around town. Eager to do all the stuff you don't want to for a few bucks and lunch from the roach coach. Then it's off to Western Union to wire the dollars across the border.