Really sad news from the developer via an email through ebay I received today:
New message from: ch-systems (1,660Red Star)
"I have very sad news, and it is actually quite depressing.
I just get threatend by a guy on ebay who mentioned that if I manufacture the item in germany, I do not have all the right certificates, EU-conformity, electronic waste, etc. etc. To get that is just out of reach for my as a single enthusiast, it would cost me thousands on registration and fees to have my Apple IIGS products approved. It pretty much like the Underwriter Laboritories, FCC and such in the US.
In a law suit I could get fined up 100,000 EUR.
So I am afraid I will not will have to stop selling any of the Apple II add-ons on ebay permanently. I just removed all the cards and such
There's sooo may ****heads on the world, who seem to feel important by doing that.
If I would live outside germany and sell it, things would be much more easy. Not sure what I should do now with all my boards and also the yet to be finsihed projects. "
Can someone actually do this to him? There are many other devs in Germany (Individual Computers, etc) and I wonder if they all need to have these "certificates"? It is really a shame as he had some other really great stuff in the works.