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Not paying what the scalpers are asking for.



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Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

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Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

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Darwinianevolution said:

The best way to fight scalpes is to not be in a hurry to buy anything. FOMO is the scalpers' prime tool above anything else.

This



Cute and honest Sega Saturn fan, also noone should buy Sega grrrr, Sega for life.

Don't buy from scalpers, problem solved.

Also, your option #1 is IMO much worse than scalpers! Having to pay a subscription just to be able to buy a product is simply ridiculous. You shouldn't need to pay to buy stuff, you're already paying for the stuff itself!



Ka-pi96 said:

Don't buy from scalpers, problem solved.

Also, your option #1 is IMO much worse than scalpers! Having to pay a subscription just to be able to buy a product is simply ridiculous. You shouldn't need to pay to buy stuff, you're already paying for the stuff itself!

*hint "prioritize"
They can also put out a date when it would be available for all people. Another thing to look for in the sentence is "accounts". Doesn't have to be a subscription, it can be accounts (ex. Nintendo account) but imo the effect would be less bcuz bots are easily created. Another way would be to make it where you can only buy from the previous console. Idk if they could do that but it's a "suggestion". This way, hardcore fans, rich gamers, content creators (the ones that buys from scalpers) can have their new console. Reason being once again, to decrease the buyers from the scalpers. Think logically, people aren't getting consoles currently because of scalpers anyways. If they can't get in a subscription service, they can wait. However, like I said in the (-) list, the problem is that companies can take backlash because customers don't care about logic. 



Shatts said:
Ka-pi96 said:

Don't buy from scalpers, problem solved.

Also, your option #1 is IMO much worse than scalpers! Having to pay a subscription just to be able to buy a product is simply ridiculous. You shouldn't need to pay to buy stuff, you're already paying for the stuff itself!

*hint "prioritize"
They can also put out a date when it would be available for all people. Another thing to look for in the sentence is "accounts". Doesn't have to be a subscription, it can be accounts (ex. Nintendo account) but imo the effect would be less bcuz bots are easily created. Another way would be to make it where you can only buy from the previous console. Idk if they could do that but it's a "suggestion". This way, hardcore fans, rich gamers, content creators (the ones that buys from scalpers) can have their new console. Reason being once again, to decrease the buyers from the scalpers. Think logically, people aren't getting consoles currently because of scalpers anyways. If they can't get in a subscription service, they can wait. However, like I said in the (-) list, the problem is that companies can take backlash because customers don't care about logic. 

I simply don't care about preventing people from being stupid. 

If person A sells a ps5 to person B for $1500....  person B is the problem.   Willingness to pay over MSRP was created by person B and thus created the scalpers market.  

All people have to do is not pay over MSRP and scalping would stop....  literally that simple.  And if the counter argument is "people won't do this" then I'm sorry, people get what they deserve, a scalpers market.  



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Chrkeller said:
Shatts said:

*hint "prioritize"
They can also put out a date when it would be available for all people. Another thing to look for in the sentence is "accounts". Doesn't have to be a subscription, it can be accounts (ex. Nintendo account) but imo the effect would be less bcuz bots are easily created. Another way would be to make it where you can only buy from the previous console. Idk if they could do that but it's a "suggestion". This way, hardcore fans, rich gamers, content creators (the ones that buys from scalpers) can have their new console. Reason being once again, to decrease the buyers from the scalpers. Think logically, people aren't getting consoles currently because of scalpers anyways. If they can't get in a subscription service, they can wait. However, like I said in the (-) list, the problem is that companies can take backlash because customers don't care about logic. 

I simply don't care about preventing people from being stupid. 

If person A sells a ps5 to person B for $1500....  person B is the problem.   Willingness to pay over MSRP was created by person B and thus created the scalpers market.  

All people have to do is not pay over MSRP and scalping would stop....  literally that simple.  And if the counter argument is "people won't do this" then I'm sorry, people get what they deserve, a scalpers market.  

Majority of people are incredibly unintelligent. That's not the point of this thread... You're narrowing your options by just giving up. If people keep littering, are we just going to say oh well we deserve a dead planet? If people are discriminating, are we just going to let them? No we find for solutions, and we try to limit dumb people doing dumb things. I'm personally fine with your mindset too if we just want to sit back and accept it. Unfortunately, most people nowadays don't have that mindset so they complain without a solution. I'm just speaking from a 4th person perspective. Either give a solution, or accept it. You're the latter, which is ok. Not amazing by no means because you're not doing anything, but at least ur not whining like a kid.

Last edited by Shatts - on 16 July 2022

Dont’t buy from scalpers, period.

If console makers were really interested in controlling scalping, they’d offer the systems primarily through brick and mortar sellers.



Punch them in the face!



How to combat scalpers?

Easy*, don’t buy from scalpers at scalper prices. If there is no market for scalpers they stop scalping


*this applies to non essential goods like toys/videogames.



Shatts said:
Chrkeller said:

I simply don't care about preventing people from being stupid. 

If person A sells a ps5 to person B for $1500....  person B is the problem.   Willingness to pay over MSRP was created by person B and thus created the scalpers market.  

All people have to do is not pay over MSRP and scalping would stop....  literally that simple.  And if the counter argument is "people won't do this" then I'm sorry, people get what they deserve, a scalpers market.  

Majority of people are incredibly unintelligent. That's not the point of this thread... You're narrowing your options by just giving up. If people keep littering, are we just going to say oh well we deserve a dead planet? If people are discriminating, are we just going to let them? No we find for solutions, and we try to limit dumb people doing dumb things. I'm personally fine with your mindset too if we just want to sit back and accept it. Unfortunately, most people nowadays don't have that mindset so they complain without a solution. I'm just speaking from a 4th person perspective. Either give a solution, or accept it. You're the latter, which is ok. Not amazing by no means because you're not doing anything, but at least ur not whining like a kid.

There is no problem to solve and there is nothing for me to give up on.  If people want to pay 2-3x MSRP, that is their choice.  I don't believe in telling others what they can or cannot do.