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Chrkeller said:
kopstudent89 said:

Scalpers will exist in a free market that is not regulated. Should it be regulated? I mean then how do you deal with people who collect cards, games, consoles, coins, etc.. It is what it is. At some point prices will balance to demand.

Absolutely should not be regulated.  Luxury items (which include videogames) are not needs, thus do not need regulation.  Look I want a ps5 and can't find one, which is annoying, but I don't blame scalpers.  I blame the morons who drop 200-300% over MSRP.  People act like not having a videogame in their collection or not having a console day 1 is some how a major catastrophe, when clearly it isn't.  The people willing to buy over MSRP created the market, not the scalpers.  

I completely agree with that. If someone offered to pay me 3x the price for my console, I would accept it. Are scalpers the nicest people in the world? No.. but capitalism is designed to reward greed.. so hating on scalpers whilst enjoying the luxuries of the economic system is being picky. It's really just a product of supply and demand