GENMSC-L ArchivesArchiver > GENMSC > 2002-06 > 1024920619
From: "Mick Gurling" <>
Subject: Re: ancestry.com's policy and responsibility of the receiver of this service
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 12:10:19 GMT
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My point was; knowing the facts of life I expressed. 'Caveat Emptor, Let the
Buyer beware always applies. Know what you are getting into including the
risks. Hopefully the [only] good to come out of this thread is future byers
reading it *will* beware.
"Terry" <> wrote in message
> You make some valid points. Paramount of which is the issue of "fine
> print". Says alot about any company that falls back on the "fine
> As for the fact of "deep pockets", that's always been a bastion of
> many companies. Many of them even state so to you when you call them
> to complaiin. AOL hid behind this one for a long time. It took
> people to complain to their state's to voice their displeasure in
> their unethical practices.
> It's scary reading your post. The impression I get is that if you
> have concerns about a company's practices that you should give
> up...you'd never win. People could have been told to just leave AOL
> (which many did), but that didn't stop AOL from doing what it was
> doing....it was just too profitable. As for Ancestry.com....the
> information that they have to offer is also useful. When I decide to
> go back with them, I will utilize what another poster
> suggested.....send them a check.
> Speaking for myself. I had my initial account with Ancestry.com set
> to NO AUTO-RENEWAL. I even told that to the rep that called me who
> offered me a 4 month extension that I did NOT want to automatically
> renew after the 4 month extension. That didn't seem to matter to
> Just my .02 worth.
> On Sun, 23 Jun 2002 07:22:49 GMT, "Mick Gurling" <No Spam
> > wrote:
> >This goes back to my earlier posts of Caveat Emptor. Yes they are
> >manipulating to make a profit but it's your money so it's your
> >responsibility to protect it. Bottom line they can afford better
> >than you can and have probably checked with them that they can do what
> >are doing. Again read the fine print before you sign ( or input your CC
> >number ) If in doubt fire off a letter instantly saying CLOSE MY ACCOUNT
> >NOW. In a court battle they probably have deeper pockets than you do no
> >matter who is morraly right.
> >"Rhonda Houston" <> wrote in message
> >> Yes to ALL that you have said!!!!
> >> Isn't the lady of Justice who holds the balances in her hands
> >> No one said that anything done towards the public was or had to be
> >> Isn't a millionaire's first million usually a fraud that has been
> >> perpetrated against the public???? Morality doesn't enter the picture;
> >> we as individuals must strive for and that is to be legally
> >> for our individual protection...no one said anything in the legal
> >> fair or in this life...what I've been trying to convey is that people
> >> themselves open to avenues they don't realize are open. WAKE UP!! It's
> >> responsibility to take care of themselves so things like what we have
> >> talking about DON'T HAPPEN.
> >> Rhonda Houston
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: [mailto:]On Behalf Of
> >> SkyNet News
> >> Sent: Friday, June 21, 2002 12:50 PM
> >> To:
> >> Subject: Re: ancestry.com's policy and responsibility of the receiver
> >> this service
> >> "Rhonda Houston" <> wrote in message
> >> news:...
> >> A whole lot!
> >> Defend them as some will and despite the fact they stick to what are
> >> legal rights. Many businesses sit just on that fine line that maximizes
> >> their profits, avoids litigation, and does in fact mislead customers
> >> thinking they have a different agreement than they do. Often these
> >> are calculated and deliberate. What I have read indicated that
> >> could well be one of those cases.Being legally right doesn't carry any
> >> guarantee of being morally right in your treatment of others.
> >> ==============================
> >> To join Ancestry.com and access our 1.2 billion online genealogy
> >> to:
> >> http://www.ancestry.com/rd/redir.asp?targetid=571&sourceid=1237