bigkid24 wrote:I pretty much agree with Thinking Impaired, Puddleglum and darth jason on the whole sense of entitlement thing.
ufjason wrote:Akator: $30
Temple Escape: $21
Skeleton Tower: $18
Copter Rescue: $15
Bionicle 8954: $7
Agents 8633: $15
Dwarves Mine Defender: $3
Dune Buggy: $1
Mobile Police HQ: $15
kyphur wrote:bigkid24 wrote:I pretty much agree with Thinking Impaired, Puddleglum and darth jason on the whole sense of entitlement thing.
Whoa... I was the first one to call out the "Sense of Entitlement" issue here and you don't agree with me?? What's with that
darkentity13 wrote:I have a serious question that I haven't seen yet: What if a person buys a set on clearance for say, fifty percent off and saves that set only to sell it for the original MSRP price? Where would these people fall in this seemingly black and white arguement?
darth jason wrote:Well thats a bit of a contradictory argument really. buying,selling and reselling is all about timing, who you know, how much money/credit you have and to some degree luck because you really dont know what will resell very well until you actually are in the game.
darth jason wrote:Every single one of these people have had things they have been sucessfull selling and they have other things that sit around for years that end up on or under the discount table. Thats why its a gamble and thats why alot of these people dont do this forever because its really not that easy. I dont go into a store or any other market and buy a product like this based on the owners intent,I already know what their intent is because everyones intent in business is to make a profit, be successful and keep the doors open.
darth jason wrote:If i dont like the price I go somewhere else,thats the deal, period; they do or do not get my business based on this one simple fact. Bottom line price. Thats why the moral argument does not apply in the least. You have the answer to this problem if it does exist which as I said before really doesnt, buy from somewhere or from someone else. If a person has money,time and transport than they have all the tools at their disposal...If not get them, but don't cry about some moral deficiancy in someone doing something perfectly legal, perfectly moral and perfectly on the up and up.
darth jason wrote:Just because you have no money or job or no inclination to get one. age has little to do with it. You can raise money at any age and if you're 14 or older and you dont have some kind of job you really have no excuse still being tied to allowances and apron strings for something as unnecessary as a lego set. You are the master of your own destiny. The skys the limit especially in the good ole US of A.
darth jason wrote:You dont have to buy from these people if you dont want to. If you missed out on a set from 5 years ago and now you want it brand new, as it stood on the shelf you have to pay for the conveniances that you did not exercise 5 years ago by not buying it yourself. And no one cares what you're excuse is, again intent is irrelevent. People reselling this way have always existed and they will continue to exist long after we're all gone. The longer you wait the rarer and more expensive it gets and as the years go on they are less and less quantity to be found in mint condition. Shot just storing the thing for 5 years costs money. I just dont know how much alot of the con folks understand about all these logistics or are willing to understand about them for that matter.
darth jason wrote:Whoever came up with calling this scalping really needs to get out a little more. Because the behavior that has been collectively described as scalping is what has been going on forever in all the secondary markets everywhere. Whether it be toys,comics and cards, books, antiques, furniture,guns,art,antiques,junk(yes junk),coins, models, pez dispensers whatever. They are out there and they are ubiquitous. Im just seeing a big green eyed monster from the con side based on the arguments I've read.
The Brain wrote:Well darth, try combining a couple of area codes (not zipcodes) from East and West Bay. See what happens.
It's a common phrase said amongst teens here that represent the Bay Area. Hometown pride sort of thing. Here it's just an interesting way of showing people from the Bay Area who else is on this sight--at least I think it's a neat connection.
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