What I can't understand Paul, is why did they not make their points known on forum, or better yet, sort out the problem with
Paul Foster. Surely that is the way to solve a problem, rather than mutter and complain but not follow it through. Paul on the
film front was no different to many of the dealers, they buy in cheap, sell dear, Derann were past masters at this, one of the films
I sold to them was the S/8 Opt. Ben Hur, I got £30.00 for it, on their lists it was priced at £1000.00!!, obviously a typing error,
they meant £100.00, but what a profit margin. I have dealt with Paul since he left Derann under a cloud, Derek asked if I'd received
any lists from Paul, which I hadn't, until a few days later, Derek asked me to contact him if I got any, which I didn't, why cause aggro.
Anyway, any film purchases I have made have been fine, I think he did himself on an IB Tech copy of "Support Your Local Sheriff" on
his list for £99.00, I suspect he meant £199.00, but he didn't make any bones about it and sent it. Some of his titles were optimistic,
but that is up to the purchaser if they want to pay or make a sensible offer. The Judge's comments on greed, were probably right, but
our society is founded on greed, one of our Prime Ministers echoed "Wall Street's" Gordon Gekko, "Greed is Good", so Paul is a product of an amoral society. Take a look on ebay and notice how many products are coming from China, not just DVDs, but automotive parts etc,
I don't blame Paul at all, the fault lies with Government Policy that is allowing all this stuff from China to flood the market, if tighter
economic policies were in operation, the majority of this stuff would not be allowed into the market place. As for the question "Would I deal with him again?", why not, I've bought from Derann for years, and they bent a lot of rules, not all their product was top notch, I
still remember the 8 spool collection of hockey pucks entitled "North By Northwest", it had been wound up while the stripe was wet,
so became a solid mass, I returned it at my expense, not theirs, no, to be fair, many of the dealers had it good back in the day,and we
had to put up with it.