so doordash does predatory pricing and opens accounts for restaurants that haven't asked for anything, reselling the food for less than they pay for it (reasoning being that right now they just burn investors' money, and when they're the only ones on the market they'll raise the prices).

A person on HN has exploited that to get free meals to homeless people and make a little money off doordash

guess what HN has to say about it

@wxcafe exploiting a bug to personally benefit! unthinkable. heinous! absolutely unlike what capitalists do,

@wxcafe @garbados also the blog post that inspired this whole thing has the right of it: it's just arbitrage, which is what financiers do literally all the time

@darius @garbados yep! well, except predatory pricing is illegal in uh, many countries, while arbitrage isn't

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@wxcafe @darius next time on "arbitrage or predation?"

@garbados @wxcafe you can't use the master's tools to dismantle the master's house but you CAN use those tools to order a bunch of free pizza

@darius @garbados @wxcafe the best part about this is that if you delete money from the description of the situation, what's happening here is that someone suggested doordash deliver a bunch of italian food to the homeless shelter and they were like "okay"

@ben @darius @garbados well, if you keep the money, someone asked doordash deliver a bunch of italian food to the homeless shelter, and they said "okay, sounds good, here's some cash for being such a good citizen"

@wxcafe @darius @garbados except they sent the money to the pizza maker, not the person who suggested it

the pizza maker gave the person who suggested it free pasta

@ben @darius @garbados well, that's their particular arrangement, but they could just share the money btw themselves

@wxcafe @darius @garbados honestly I'd take pasta over money because pasta exists and you can eat it

@wxcafe @ben @darius i'm opening a new food cart called the set of all pastas which do not exist

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