Former Apple Dealers Move Protest to Web
A group of former Apple dealers hopes to bolster its legal action with Internet power. The group on Wednesday posted a Web site soliciting information from customers and insiders on the company's business practices.A group of angry dealers on Wednesday launched a protest Web site against Apple Computer Inc. The resellerscurrently suing Apple in Superior Courtare asking customers to help "uncover any skeletons that Apple is hiding." TellOnApple.org is the latest step in a series of lawsuits filed against Apple last year by a number of former authorized dealers. The complaints include charges of unfair competition and breach of contract. According to Tom Santos, president of MACadam Computer Inc. of San Francisco and one of the former dealers in litigation, the site aims to collect information from both customers and employees. "Weve heard things from former Apple employees that would make your head spin."
"Apple is [acting] just like Wal-Mart," Santos said. "All the big guys want to put the small guys out of business."