Olympus says preparing legal action against execs

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Eric Stevens, Nov 16, 2011.

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    Eric Stevens Guest

    Eric Stevens, Nov 16, 2011
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    RichA Guest

    They'll try to dispense with the matter as quickly as possible. As
    for dealing with a system that allows such corruption, the Japanese
    aren't going to change 400 years of Asian business practices because
    of this one problem.
     
    RichA, Nov 17, 2011
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    Bruce Guest


    You would be naive if you thought that similar (mal)practice did not
    exist in other developed countries. The apparent cleanliness or
    rottenness of a country reflects more on its ability to cover up
    corruption than on the real level of corruption.
     
    Bruce, Nov 17, 2011
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    RichA Guest

    I'm sure it does. But some countries have business cultures that
    basically said it's ok to do whatever it takes to achieve whatever
    ends you are after. It's why so many E-bay'ers refuse to ship to
    Eastern European countries. 70 years of deprivation, black markets,
    scamming (in order to eek out an existence) and communism has tainted
    their business behaviour.
     
    RichA, Nov 18, 2011
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    Bruce Guest


    I don't think it is generally valid to link the level of corruption of
    governments and large organisations to the level of petty crime such
    as you might experience as an eBay seller. They are two very
    different things.

    Of course that doesn't exclude the possibility that eBay buyers in a
    country whose rulers and company executives are institutionally
    corrupt might also be unreliable.

    I won't ship eBay items to Italy, but that's because the Italian
    postal system is dysfunctional. I have sold photo items to eBay
    buyers in Romania and Hungary with no problems, but I was only
    prepared to do this because PayPal Seller protection applied to those
    sales.

    The country which stands out because of problems presented by past
    eBay buyers/sellers I have dealt with is the USA. So I only rarely
    buy from or sell to US-based eBay members, and take care when I do.
     
    Bruce, Nov 18, 2011
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    Rich Guest

    I've done over 500 deals on Ebay. Most with Americans. The only time I
    had a problem was with a guy in Portugal who claimed he didn't receive a
    camera. A guy in Thailand who pretended a photography of a reflection of
    a diaphram was a lens scratch and I also got burned by an NSF check from
    Newfoundland, but that predated Ebay. I'm surprised you can do sales
    without Americans because despite the economy, most of the money is still
    there.
     
    Rich, Nov 19, 2011
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    John Turco Guest


    What's >wrong< with Japan, these days? Those Olympus rogues should've
    done the honorable thing, and committed "hari kari" posthaste!
     
    John Turco, Nov 21, 2011
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  8. Eric Stevens

    John Turco Guest


    Richard Anderson lives in Canada...the land of sky-blue waters and
    urine-stained snow. His abode is an igloo, and he shelters himself
    from any info that isn't Caunuck-related.

    As for "rottenness in developed countries" -- Russia is a useful
    example. Back in the days of communist repression, the West heard
    little of the USSR's crime and corruption. Post-Soviet Russia is
    a bit of a more open society, where "dirty laundry" has greater
    visibility.

    [Having a homicide rate some three times higher than the U.S.A.'s,
    is the worst embarrassment of all!]
     
    John Turco, Nov 21, 2011
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    PeterN Guest

    Hi John,
    I feel like picking a nit. The correct term is "seppuku," (stomach
    cutting.) ;-)
     
    PeterN, Nov 22, 2011
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    John Turco Guest


    I know, but..."hari kari" is the term I always heard in movies and TV
    shows, growing up.
     
    John Turco, Dec 22, 2011
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  11. Eric Stevens

    ala Guest

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seppuku

    Harakiri is another name for it

    Hari Cari was a sports announcer
     
    ala, Jan 15, 2012
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