Tabberone is pronounced tab ber won
not tay ber own

Tabbers Temptations Home | Site Index | Disclaimer | Email Me!

Tabberone Logo
The latest Hartsel weather.

  "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing"
Edmund Burke

Hall Of Shame Member
Added April 29, 2007

Find Your Lost Golf Balls While We Look For Ours!

Last Updated - February 7, 2010

This page is dedicated to the Tee-Time Twits at Visaball. Their web site is located at Visiball USA is located at 8206 Exchange Way, St. Louis, MO 63144, 314-961-4036.

VisiBall appears to sell their product on the shopping channel QVC and God only knows where else. QVC stands for "Qwap Very Cheap". It is the schlock capitol of cable TV. The problem here is that when QVC has returns, or unsold items, they, like many other companies, seek to rid themselves of this annoying excess inventory by selling it. WOW! What a concept! Sometimes they have so much left they sell it by the pallet. Which was the case with one eBay seller who bought a pallet of customer returned schlock.

Just a quick side note to Ryan Garrison (Business Manager for Visiball) and Jon Hodgins (President of Visiball). Hey, fellas, if you look around you will find there are still a few villages minus their idiot, and if you apply for the position we are sure you will be accepted immediately. After all, from your emails, you are very qualified for the job.

Ryan Garrison (Business Manager for Visiball) annoyed to find his valuable product being sold on eBay for less than Visiball's Minimum Advertised Price (MAP), he accordingly wet his diaper. He emailed the eBay seller and whined:

"You are not an authorized dealer and we have a MAP Policy that must be adhered to. You are violating our MAP Policy, you need to change your price...."


"Call for price, or pull the auction. Failure to comply will force us to take punitive action."

What? Talk about a temper tantrum. Ryan, were you not properly potty trained? Did the playground bullies take your lunch money? Or, as we suspect, are you blissfully unaware that your Minimum Advertised Price cannot be enforced upon a party that does not have a contractual relationship with your company? Ignorance is bliss and you are one really happy camper.

The First Sale Doctrine states that once you released your product into the stream of commerce you lost control of subsequent use and/or resale of that product. Before you start trying to take "punitive action" against sellers who are under no obligation or responsibility to adhere to your Minimum Advertised Price, perhaps you should seek legal advice. Or, perhaps, psychiatric care?

Once it was pointed out to Visiball USA that the items were used, Jon Hodgins (President of Visiball) relented and ever so gracefully "allowed" the eBay seller to sell the item under the Minimum Advertised Price (MAP). Hey, Jon? Do you require peons to bow when you enter the room?

In our never-to-be-humble opinion, Visiball USA is a few balls shy of a bingo game. Tabberone is happy to award Visiball USA the WeSaySoCompany Award.


Visiball USA also qualifies for a Dodo Cluster on their WESAYSO Company Award.




In an effort to provide a balanced view, we make the following offer to anyone who feels they have been wrongly accused on this web site.

If you, or your company, have been referenced on these pages, and you would like the chance to post a rebuttal, we will post your rebuttal (provided it is in good taste) so others can read it. The rebuttal must be submitted in a format that can easily be converted into HTML. We reserve the right to alter the rebuttal to make it more readable. However, we will not alter the content (unless there is offensive material to be removed). We also reserve the right to comment on any rebuttal received. Emails protesting the content of this web site may be treated as rebuttals by us at our discretion.

Articles | Cease and Desist Letters | Federal Court Cases | FAQs & Whines | Glossary | Hall Of Shame | Contributions

Corporate Lawyers
Cartoons | Code Of Ethics | Courtroom Remarks | Definition Of A Lie | Jokes | Lawyers | Lying | Who Have Lied

eBay - Land The Game


Trademark Definitions
Blurring   |   Confusion   |   Damages   |   Dilution   |   History   |   Initial Interest Confusion   |   Likelihood Of Confusion   |   Material Difference Standard
Parallel Imports   |   Post-sale Confusion   |   Puffery   |   Secondary Meaning   |   Subsequent Confusion   |   Trademark Abuse
Unauthorized Use   |   Unfair Competition   |   What is a Trademark?
Copyright Definitions
Angel Policies   |   Contributory Infringement   |   Copyrightability   |   Copyright Extortion   |   Copyright Misuse Doctrine
; Derivative   |   The Digital Millennium Copyright Act   |   EULA   |   Fair Use   |   First Sale Doctrine   |   Product Description   |   Registration
Registration Denied   |   What is a Copyright?   |   What is not Copyrightable?
Other Issues
Embroidery Designs   |   FAQs & Whines   |   Image and Text Theft   |   Licensed Fabric   |   Licensing & Licenses   |   Patterns
Patterns Index   |   Profit   |   Quilting   |   Selvage   |   Stanford School of Law Case Outline
Tabberone Disclaimer   |   Trademark Extortion   |   Urban Myths   |   What To Do If You Are Veroed

Federal Court Cases
Alphabetically | by Federal Circuit | by Subject | by Court Quotations

Federal Statutes
Copyright Act 17 U.S.C. 5 | Digital Millenium Copyright Act 17 U.S.C. 12 | Lanham Act 15 U.S.C. 22

VeRO (Verified Right's Owner Program)
VeRO Commandments | VeRO-Verified Rights Owners Program | Counter Notice Letter
Counter Notice (pre-2003) | Counter Notice present | On-Line Survey from 2004 | Articles about VeRO | What To Do If You Are Veroed

Original material by Karen Dudnikov & Michael Meadors is © 1999-2017



iweb counter