on-line shopping Tag

Note: On no account is this instruction sheet to be shown to the general public. Once you have read it, scrape off the letters and dispose of them safely. The On-Line Department has issued a set of guidelines for internet trading that must be followed by all staff. a. When listing an item do not use images from another shop's website if it also contains their trademark, name, phone number, or picture of store owner. In particular do not copy and paste their image if it has a lower price than ours. b. If something has been discontinued by the maker - in 1956 - it is probably better to have a small notice in the on-line catalog that is is a special order item. No need to mention how special. c. On occasion items may be repeated several times throughout the on-line catalog as a result of small data-entry errors. It is as well to have them exhibit the same price wherever they appear...

Before we start, a confession: I have, long ago, purchased things using eBay. In the past, items were bid upon or purchased immediately and then shipped to me. A few years ago the shipping prices were reasonable...