TAG: Commerce

Why don’t we have an online sale verification system?

Certified StampBack when I published my column about online buying and selling, I jokingly called them “Laws”. These posts drew a mix of interesting opinions, and even some hate. I really thought, at the time, that knowing some of the things I learned the hard way – might help you when facing the daunting task of online commerce. Today, we’re on the cusp of what seems like a revolutionary shift in this process. Soon, iOS7 will include a feature that blocks subsequent users from activation (if turned on), previously stolen devices are becoming easier than ever to track, and even Microsoft was interested in keeping users from reselling games (but they relented). It’s going to become harder than ever to resell your valuable stuff. So I ask, why is it that an independent body hasn’t been developed to verify online goods?

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