Sober_Survival wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:48 am
The Meat man wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:23 am
Let's not go overboard on this, guys.
Remember the outcry back when the BladeHQ Exclusive Shaman was dropped? There was a lot of complaining about the "flippers" who bought 3, 4, 5 knives or more just to sell on the secondary market. It turned out that 90% or so of those sales were people who only bought 1.
And since when has buying something to sell for a profit been a crime?
With limited quantity items, there will ALWAYS be people who missed out. Period. Even if every single person just bought one to use, there will still be plenty of people who didn't get one. That is life. It's just the way things are, and you can't change it.
What the secondary market does, is ensure that those knives will still be available even after the dealer is long sold out. Think about it. If every person bought just one knife, to use, the poor people who missed out initially would never be able to get one. Those who wish to outlaw ebay knife flippers are actually doing a disservice to the people who missed out, by denying them a second chance at buying the knife they wanted.
I maintain that having a knife available at a $60 markup, is better than not having any knife available at all.
Just my controversial $0.02.
Thanks for speaking rational in your reply.
I would say that his post was calm, yes, but not rational. Let's say that there are 1,200 of these knives produced and exactly 1,200 people who want one. If the first 600 people who click their mice fast enough get 2 each, and then relist their extra for $249.95 (netting maybe a $50 profit after fees and shipping), the 600 people left out now have to pay an additional $90 to get a knife that they could have purchased for $159.25 had everyone just bought the one knife they planned on using.
As far as being available down the road on the secondary market for people new to the hobby in the future, plenty of the 1,200 people would get bored with the knife eventually or decide they need a quick few bucks to pay a bill and sell it then. So no worries about them not being available later on, albeit at a higher market driven price.