[QUOTE]\nI can't speak for any group cross-posted here except rec.photo.digital, and\nit's charter reads:\n\n1. CHARTER OF REC.PHOTO.DIGITAL\n\n"This group is for the discussion of all aspects of digital photography,\nincluding digital cameras, scanners, image manipulation software,\nprinters, and CD-ROM technology. All postings made to this group should\nconform to existing Usenet guidelines (see news.announce.newusers for\nguideline documents). This group explicitly prohibits the posting of\ncommercial advertisments or other promotional material, whether or not\nit is an any way related to photography. Binary postings (i.e. non text\npostings) are prohibited."\n\nThe value of the product or the current price is irrelevant in that context.\n\nGiven the clarity of that charter only a knucklehead would advertise here\nand only another knucklehead would support them in that, and not expect a\ncursory admonishment.\n[/QUOTE]\nJust the fact that it's crossposted, declaims "SPAMmer" !