This is so Lame… I cannot break the law. If I generate a random number, I may cause problems for someone who is assigned that number at a later time. Then… I would cause real financial cost to someone trying to sign up legitimately and may get into leagal trouble at worst and have to make up/pay back/pay for/ the trouble I caused at best.
Remember. There is no Ruten. Ruten in dead! Ruten is PC HOME. PC HOME is an internationally recognized company that has international business interests. They represent SKYPE, here in Taiwan. They could not deny me, even if they wanted to. I used Skype in American, how can I not use it in Taiwan. I had to register, send photo copies of my id, passport, first born… but I got it.
Time to Embarass them. Form a block of people that want to join. Show them that we are "head of house holds or at least a very important part where the other half is so busy working that the foreigner has to take care of children and other household duties like buying, driving and other things. We own cars, we pay bills, why should we not be permitted to fufill our responsibility.
Now, I legally can’t be denied a job, if I qualify unless there is a conflict to national security, I really doubt we can legally be denied consumer service if we choose to fight for it. (It says an APARC holder can work at any job a Taiwanese can do except for certain positions…)
I got my credit car through harassing nicely, screaming discrimination. I had a Costco credit card for over ten years. How dare they deny me with new company. I got Costco to argue for me. It worked. Other things in the past worked to. As for payment. I like paying cash at the convenience store. I use Yahoo now, but it is a bit more expensive. My wife uses ruten, but I don’t want to pass every purchase though the wife… We should be able to secure reasonable access to ruten, the right to use a domestic credit card or COD. If we form a block, there really is no reason to deny us.
I would suggest forming a group. Get some Chinese literate legal eagle to write a plea in a closed letter. Then open the conversation by moving to open letters. Also, let the bosses of Ruten know each time we use an other service, they could have had a sale by sending them the receipts or empty boxes.
Question to people who use buying agents and pay around 5%. Why? I already have a “buying agent”. A friend who is a shop owner. He will let me use his account and ship the item to my favorite 7-11. But again… I’d rather do it myself. Pay 5% or use the wife choice. I’d use the wife. Isn’t 5% a lot of money?