I have sent the following letter to swoopo by email twice and will send it by certified letter to corporate offices around the world tomorrow. I have not nor expect a reply. I will proceed with a major lawsuit incorporating a proven law team who were successful in many corporate trials including Enron.
I suggest any and all who want to join to make this a class action law suit as well as report Swoopo to the appropriate agencies around the world wherever they operate.
please email me if you have a similar story and are interested in joining this effort. Email me : LAWSUITagainstSWOOPO@gmail.com
LETTER TO SWOOPO (11/28/09/ SWOOPO - re: Auction ID: 250716,
Please be advised I have personally spent over $1200 on your site in 24 hours and have nothing to show for it??? I bid on auction ID# 250716 and spent over $800 on this auction alone (and several thousands in 3 or 4 days just trying to prove some theory about Swoopo).
I fully committed to owning this MAC 13.3 PRO laptop as indicated by the digital record you must have. I was locked out from bidding while it was down to 10 second intervals and i was paying full attention and bidding almost every other bid. When it hit 8 seconds I was clicking multiple times without any result as if your website locked up or stopped and my computer was fully functional and all other sites working fine so I had power and was connected and eliminated all sources but yours. Im not sure if you had a glitch or, I was blocked out and it was decided another party would get this laptop for 265 bids while I had expended over 1360 bids to the tune of 819.00!! YES I was very committed to buy this and should be awarded it as well due to your site not acceptimg my multiple bids with over 7 seconds to go???
OR, I request an immediate refund and/or removal of the gaming aspect of your auctions should this move forward. We have tested this on ebay and what you do is illegal.
You may not run Illegal gambling online within the united states and California. This is considered gambling when you award someone to bid in a competitive environment and there is a WINNER over all others. Thses are gambling auctions where many people get nothing to show for thier money. You are deriving unfair profits many times FAR BEYOND THE TRUE VALUE OF WHAT YOU OFFER and your clients are not offered the opportunity to just buy your products separately form the gambling auction format.
We feel that your site should be controlled by the FTC and gaming commission. IT IS GAMBLING in all senses of the word and Las Vegas would be proud to achieve profits such as yours.
Your "entertainment" factor is GAMBLING!! California Penal Code Sections 321-23 make non-State lotteries illegal. A lottery is defined as a "scheme for the disposal or distribution of property by chance, among persons who have paid or promised to pay any valuable consideration for the chance of obtaining such property or any portion of it . . .upon any agreement, understanding or expectation that it is to be distributed or disposed of by lot or by chance . . ." Cal. Penal Code Â§ 319.
California courts have been willing to assert jurisdiction over in state and out-of-state defendants who interacted with California residents via the Internet, based on a "detrimental effect" theory of jurisdiction. See Hageseth v. Superior Court (2007) 150 Cal.App. 4th 1399.
We will begin investigation into your company and its policies and IF you are NOT ALREADY SUBJECT TO...requests a major overhaul of the laws and inclusions governing you and other sites like you in order to achieve resolution and protection of users of your site. Gambling is monitored and must be licensed under federal law and state law. California has even more stringent standards in which to adhere.
We will make sure you adhere to these laws immediately.
**PLEASE FORWARD THE LAPTOP FOR WHICH I HAVE ALREADY PAID OR, SEND ME AN IMMEDIATE FULL REFUND FOR ALL OF THE BIDS I MADE SINCE SIGNING UP WITH YOU A COUPLE DAYS AGO in order to placate my complaint and forego a test case on these matters.
I await your immediate reply. Time is of the essence.
Review about: All Sold Way Over Value.