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kopstudent89 said:
Chrkeller said:

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

Exactly.  And if people stopped paying over MSRP and forced scalpers to eat their investment, the practice would die immediately.  But as it stands, as an example, ps5 scalpers are being rewarded + incentivized.  Why would they stop when they are making money hand over fist.