I unequivocally disagree. Ebay is known for public posted real time live bids via public auction by definition & usual & customary business practice nationally. Private 2 party sales are held by Private offer(s) and are a usual and customary business practice nationally. Unequivocal documented problems arrise with unethical, Un-policed, Un-accountable public and privately breaches of behavior of those offers & their terms in transactions of any kind across the board nationally (do a google search). Think about it, If you have a domestic marriage or business partnership & there's airing of laundry (dirty or otherwise) to inlaws, sisters/brothers/friends/twitter/email or whatever what is mutually or singly understood behavior/information between 2 parties as private behind doors conduct whether it be medical, financial, sexual or otherwise, it can only end up bad & for the worse, due to the betrayal or breach of trust factor. Put yourself in the betrayed or broken trustor's shoes, How would you like it? HOWEVER and not withstanding, if ALL parties agree to public airing of such IN ADVANCE as in a public auction or open public forum then I see no breach of trust or confidentiality issues.
It all depends on what is understood by the parties in advance of the act or behavior. If you knew your behind the door private behaviors were to be published or gossiped about publically or privately before engaging in them would you engage in them ? And before engaging in such usual & customary PRIVATE behind the door activities is it customary to say to your partner " Now before we do this , you're not going to record, video, gossip, or talk to all your friends about our goings on are you ? Oh and by the way just to cover my bases You wouldn't go on to a public forum & blab all our intimate goings ons would you ? Because if you are I don't even want to start got that ? " This sort of questioning is universally understood between ethical and trustworthy friends, business partners, spouses, collegues of any decent & moral character, integrity, and/or reputation. And if such trust or integrity is breached and/or broken, what does that say for the character or ethics of the betraying individual(s) that stuck the knife in your back ? If that understood confidentiality weren't going to be kept private and you knew that in advance would you have any dealings with the other party(s) ? I believe there are countless centuries of unequivocally endless documented upheavals, fights, business collapses, divorces, wars, and even murders which have a long long history of revenge, anger, violence, unfaithfulness, and unrest, that are rooted in betrayal & failed trust behaviors.
Last edited on Wed Jun 13th, 2012 01:18 am by Christ Holtz