Andi wrote:Last year, there was a hard to find set on sale in the Lego Store. Of course they sold out very quick, but with coincidence I learned that they just got another delivery.
When I asked if I could get 1 (ONE) of these, they said "No, sorry, one guy reserved all 100 (HUNDRED!) which were in this delivery"
Well, and then I met this guy and he bragged about that he would make a nice profit with these sets.
Guess who was angry
UOldPirate wrote:Admins / Mods, this isn't some sort of early April Fool's joke, is it?
yellowcastle wrote:I think we all agree that there's a difference in buying extra discontinuing sets for potential future resale and the practice of hoarding/scalping items currently still available so you can immediately price gouge people online.
Tyrant wrote:If LEGO was sold like action figures or other things that have variable production rates, different case alotments, etc, I could see this being a real issue but I just don't see how it could be with a regular production set.
onions wrote:if i am reading everyone's sentiment here, it seems that hoarding is defined as buying up all available stock on a discontinued or clearance product. is that right?
onions wrote:the next sentiment that nearly always that is "leave some for others to buy". what if there's only 2 or 3 sets left and some joe buys them all? still hoarding?
if tru clearance prices swamp speeders at half off, like heck they would but let's just pretend here, and you walk in and see the last two sitting on the shelf, would you honestly leave one behind so another person has a chance to buy it? i seriously doubt it. if it's 2 left, or 20 left on the shelf, where do you draw the line between acceptable purchasing and unacceptable hoarding?
Tyrant wrote:I know I've never bought more than 2 or 3 sets to sell, but I have bought more than 10 of some sets toy myself (more than 20 of one set). Does that qualify as hoarding? The sets are still out of circulation at retail so the end result (someone other than me misses a chance to buy that set) is essentially the same.
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