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"That this House believes that new releases of gaming consoles and computer components should be available to all customers at no more than the Manufacturer’s Recommended Retail Price, and not be bought in bulk by the use of automated bots which often circumvent maximum purchase quantities imposed by the retailer; calls on the Government to bring forward legislative proposals similar to those introduced for the secondary selling of tickets, thereby prohibiting the resale of gaming consoles and computer components at prices greatly above Manufacturer’s Recommended Retail Price and furthermore this House; and further calls on the Government to bring forward legislative proposals making the resale of goods purchased using an automated bot an illegal activity, thereby denying unscrupulous vendors the chance to make themselves vast profits at the expense of genuine gamers and computer users, while also deterring fraudulent cybercriminal activity."

Hopefully something is done about this everywhere and not just UK.

Last edited by Hiku - on 08 February 2021

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Seems like there are far more important issues they could focus on, but ok...



KLXVER said:

Seems like there are far more important issues they could focus on, but ok...

Progress isn't a zero-sum game. you're not just...not working on other stuff because you put a fraction of your resources towards something like this. it's not like the UK has collectively said 'well, we have this Brexit thing to worry about, but fuck it, scalpers suck' then are avoiding all other political causes in lieu of this. 

Come on man, you really should know better. 



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PS5, Switch

PS4, PS3, PS2, PS1, WiiU, Wii, GCN, N64 SNES, XBO, 360

3DS, DS, GBA, Vita, PSP, Android

Top 6 this generation: 
Bloodborne, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, God of War, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Dark Souls III, Red Dead Redemption II, Rock Band 4

This is a good thing. Sorry to the scalpers...



Good, be fun seeing the hundreds/thousands of stock not being sold from scalpers inventory.