Originally Posted by Smudgerii
Sorry guys, but he didn't get to where he is by being naive. No way is he going to allow you to record a conversation, and to do so without consent is illegal.
He has offered to enter into pm's on the other side, but I declned as I would have no way of verifying his honesty.
I kind of think that if honesty is in doubt then neither point of view is going to get anywhere. Difference of opinion aside I don't see any reason to dismiss either persons or organisation's stance. The GTA have given their advice in reaction to enquiries by their members and the BASC have given advice in reaction to enquiries by their members. There doesn't seem any actual documented evidence to challenge the integrity of either body or persons involved.
The only way I can see any progress to the conflicting opinion is if the home office is pressed to offer a clear and definite stance on the ownership and purchase of the items. However I have no clue if that would be a good or bad thing for the owners.