Transio really isn't hurting anyone with his listing, and may in fact be helping people. If he saves someone from a shady deal, or if someone comes on here, and connects with someone who wants to give away their spot, then he'll have saved someone thousands of $$$. Given that he's really not charging for anything (the listing is clearly a shell), how can you really fault it?
Will ebay close it? They would if it were just an info listing (if they happened to notice it). But Transio is actually offering something -- a download of the "complete" manual (whatever the heck that is), so I don't think they would.
But to all who are so upset about people reselling, let me pose a very realistic hypothetical. You take possession of your new Lotus in June -- one of the very first -- at MSRP. A month later, you lose your job. Now, you have to sell your new baby. There's a waiting list a year long at your local dealer, so the resale value is over MSRP -- a very real possibility, in the first few months of production. You put an ad in the paper. What are you gonna sell it for? Will you say, "hey, it's $40K MSRP new, and this one is used, so I can only ask $35K."?
What if you're really noble, and you DO do that -- you list it at $35. (Or even $40K, since that's MSRP.) Three people want it, and they start a bidding war -- upping their offer. Do you say, "Sorry, I can't possibly accept over $35K (or $40). Just give me that."
C'mon. Of course you don't.
So what's the difference here? You don't like the fact that some people got on the list JUST to speculate. But what if they didn't? How do you know? Maybe the seller had every intention of buying, but he lost his job, and now he really needs the $$$? Is it really so different?
It's easy to sit back and emote righteous indignation, but truth be told, you could easily find yourself doing the same thing, if not in EXACTLY the same circumstance, at least in very similar circumstances. And then someone could come along and call YOU a scumbag.
I know I'm beating my head against the wall here, but this IS America, and this IS a capitalistic society. AS LONG AS THEY'RE NOT DECEIVING ANYONE (as long as the deal is on the up-and-up), then it's not illegal, and personally, I don't find anything immoral about it.
How long before I'm kicked off this board for such heresy???