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Old November 30th, 2005, 01:02 PM   #1
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Another thing I hate about the holidays....

People who buy popular toys to scalp them....

We were looking for a specific toy for our son, who's about 10 months old. He's young for christmas, so not going to buy many things this year, but the one thign we wanted, of course, is out everywhere...

The fisher price touch & cuddle hedgehog, just a cool little stuffed animal for him. Normally sell for $10, people are scalping on Ebay for $30-$100..



I'd love to go to town on these people with a seal club..
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Old November 30th, 2005, 01:12 PM   #2
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a 10 month old told you he wanted a specific toy?

holy cow..
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Old November 30th, 2005, 01:29 PM   #3
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Just a suggestion.

You should start a "SmashMyFisherPriceTouchAndCuddleHedgehog.com"
(Although, I'd imagine that the video would take FOREVER!)

I asked my family for nothing this year, but no store seems to have that either!

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Old November 30th, 2005, 01:38 PM   #4
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Capitalizing, the american way.
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Old November 30th, 2005, 01:50 PM   #5
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Capitalizing, the american way.
Heh, which leads to Seal Clubbing, the scandinavian way...
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Old November 30th, 2005, 02:04 PM   #6
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honestly, i dont see anything wrong with selling items like this....For example the X-box 360. Stand in line for 3 hours or whatever, purchase for $500 or whatever the going price is, and sell on e-bay for $1000....Lets see, u just made 500 bucks for waiting in line for a few hours.....I dont see the problem with over $100/hour in profit.

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Old November 30th, 2005, 02:19 PM   #7
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People who buy popular toys to scalp them....

We were looking for a specific toy for our son, who's about 10 months old. He's young for christmas, so not going to buy many things this year, but the one thign we wanted, of course, is out everywhere...

The fisher price touch & cuddle hedgehog, just a cool little stuffed animal for him. Normally sell for $10, people are scalping on Ebay for $30-$100..



I'd love to go to town on these people with a seal club..

just buy him a real live hedgehog and let him touch and coudle with that...

:tonka:
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Old November 30th, 2005, 02:20 PM   #8
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it should be the people who pay $100 for a hedghog that you club
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Old November 30th, 2005, 02:31 PM   #9
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honestly, i dont see anything wrong with selling items like this....For example the X-box 360. Stand in line for 3 hours or whatever, purchase for $500 or whatever the going price is, and sell on e-bay for $1000....Lets see, u just made 500 bucks for waiting in line for a few hours.....I dont see the problem with over $100/hour in profit.

Just my .02
In my eye, thats just being an ass. :miff:

When I sell things, I sell for a reasonable price. Gouging, taking advantage of people, its just wrong.

I know its the way the world works, its just crappy. Typical american selfish attitudes.
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Old November 30th, 2005, 02:33 PM   #10
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just buy him a real live hedgehog and let him touch and coudle with that...

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He already has three beagles.... who brought him a squirrel today.. I don't need to pick hedgehog spikes out of beagle mouths..
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Old November 30th, 2005, 02:39 PM   #11
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In my eye, thats just being an ass. :miff:

When I sell things, I sell for a reasonable price. Gouging, taking advantage of people, its just wrong.

I know its the way the world works, its just crappy. Typical american selfish attitudes.
Isn't this already what just about every business in America does with it's customers??? Supply and demand.
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Old November 30th, 2005, 03:02 PM   #12
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Isn't this already what just about every business in America does with it's customers??? Supply and demand.
Exactly !!! Take Gas Stations for example !
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Old November 30th, 2005, 03:06 PM   #13
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In my eye, thats just being an ass. :miff:

When I sell things, I sell for a reasonable price. Gouging, taking advantage of people, its just wrong.

I know its the way the world works, its just crappy. Typical american selfish attitudes.
With u guys here, and friends of mine, MJ etc...i totally agree, i try and sell things as reasonable as possible, as well as i like to buy things for a good price, however, ppl are dumb enough to buy that crap on e-bay for that price, then i see no problem putting it up for that. The ppl that pay that much are the ppl who HAVE to have one now, and dont want to wait like everyone else did.
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Old November 30th, 2005, 03:15 PM   #14
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Isn't this already what just about every business in America does with it's customers??? Supply and demand.
Not really, but I'd never expect anyone of your age group to understand..
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Old November 30th, 2005, 10:03 PM   #15
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Not really, but I'd never expect anyone of your age group to understand..
Oh so Nike shoes don't rip off every customer that buys a pair? Shoes that take not even a dollar to make in some foreign country sold for $80 isn't ripping customers off?
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