JooJoo is making my head hurt.
What’s the latest bit of stupidity in this never-ending TechCrunch/JooJoo brouhaha? Paypal. As Gizmodo and others have pointed out, Fusion Garage is letting people pre-order the erstwhile CrunchPad online, via PayPal. All lollipops and prostitutes, right? Well, not so fast: Fusion Garage is saying that they’ll ship in 8 – 10 weeks, which is a violation of PayPal’s terms of service, which says:
ll.4 – Prohibited Transactions. […] You also agree not to use your PayPal account to sell goods with delivery dates delayed more than 20 days from the date of payment, or to sell securities, business opportunities, franchises or multi-level marketing or goods with delivery delayed more than 20 days from the date of payment.
I have to say that at this point I’m not sure who the hell I should be rooting for. You’d think that would be straightforward; TechCrunch, because Arrrrrrington’s an idiot, but now I’m not so sure. Yes, he did engage in a bit of very complicated business with a country in another country with no contract, but this PayPal flub is so minor and so obvious. How could Chandra Rhaaaa0hasmshsomething not catch it first?
Probably this will amount to nothing, but Sweet Zombie Lincoln, it’s making everybody involved look so stupid.