Thursday, May 06, 2010
Everyone seems to like doing studies on one thing or the other and I'm no exception. My idea came to me via an EBAY auction. My item was sold, and a day or two later I got the "I can't pay for this item due to a medical emergency..." email. If you've sold anything on EBAY I'm pretty sure that you've had similar situations, and after giving it some thought for awhile I realized that I've had at least four of these "Medical Emergency" emails since the first of the year, and who knows how many over years gone by.
Having worn my brain out from all that thinking, I figured that some Government agency should spend a ton of money on a study to determine if people who are magnets for medical emergencies are sucked into EBAY for the purpose of screwing up an auction. So if you happen to be a Government agency who is looking for a reason to spend money on a study - this could be it....