Possible, I suppose, but in view of my recent experiences with your office I'm going to go out on a limb here and say I don't believe it.
I found this statement on your website regarding the recent Amazon investigation concerning their “print on demand” policy changes . . .
As with all complaints regarding a business, we have advised Amazon.com of these concerns and have asked the company to respond to us.— Office of the Attorney General
April 08, 2008 Press Release
Not true. No, not even close.
“As with all complaints”
Nobody from your office ever contacted my partners or me prior to being served with your demand to appear and be deposed.
Apparently, you decided a response wasn’t needed, you knew all you needed to know, and “what happens next” was nothing more than a formality . . . go get ‘em.
So, the “as with all complaints” statement isn’t really true, is it?
It’s just more of the same from your office where you get to pretty much make it up as you go.
Case in point . . .
Your Press Release Update regarding the Amazon policy changes states, “the Washington Attorney General’s Anti-trust Division has received many complaints . . .”
Possible, I suppose, but in view of my recent experiences with your office, I’m going to go out on a limb and say “many” is a handful or two, at most.
Let’s find out.
Please be advised that under the Public Records Act, I request copies of all complaints filed with your office regarding Amazon’s new print on demand policy. Kindly provide same as required by the act.
How Many is “Many?”
Readers, what does “many” mean to you? I’d have to say 50 or so complaints to qualify as many, but you may have a different perspective.
Would three be “many?”
I’d call three a few, not many. It’s actually the exact opposite of many.
How about 12? Is that enough to qualify as “many?”
I’d call that a dozen and twice that, a couple dozen, but I wouldn’t call it many, (especially when considering number 20 on your Top 20 Complaint Categories is “Travel,” with 314).
Now, 314, that’s “many.”
Prove me wrong
I could be wrong, and I hope I am . . . but I doubt it, Rob.
My guess for the number of complaints your office actually received regarding the new Amazon policy?
Please send me copies of those “many complaints” and in doing so, prove me wrong and restore my faith in the integrity of your office.
In the arena,
P.S. Anyone else care to guess how many complaints against Amazon were received? Take a shot.