When I got fed up with Absurd-Demands-R-Them[tm]'s obnoxious tactics, I took the case to the Internet, and many others decided to boycott.
Now that TRU[tm] has decided to attack the very foundations of the Internet by attempting to clandestinely subvert ISPs through intimidation (albeit carefully, as they somehow realized the ISP they were dealing with was run by extremely well-known people), we are all involved. TRU[tm] is now a ``clear and present danger'' to everyone on the Internet as well as anyone smaller than them who does something not approved on what seems to be their legal staff's little list of bureaucratic notes.
Therefore I recommend a world-wide boycott until Toyz-N-the-Hoodz[tm] ceases its campaign against the Internet and against The Little Guy.
Please let us know (we promise to tell TRU[tm]). Or call/fax/write them and tell them directly. Please send us a copy of all correspondence if you contact them directly.
This is a hard decision for me, as I know that the majority of the people with TRU[tm] are innocent in this matter. Please do not harass the stores or their personnel over this issue; if you do talk to anyone at a non-HQ level, explain what the problem is and ask them to pressure the people at the top.
Thanks to Steven Weintraub (and, indirectly, Arlo Guthrie) for this idea!
``Going in, demanding to see the manager, greeting manager, crumpling paper into manager's hand and saying that you don't even want his freebies will give a much more dramatic flair to the proceedings. Psychologically, what do retailers fear the most? That people will stop buying their products. And when you tell them, in person, that their store can't even give their stuff away, well, the implications resound.''
I have to admit, he makes a compelling case!
Stop The Silliness Now.
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