Originally Posted by oceansaway
Look pal, thanks for the fatherly advice, but you're way off the mark. This has nothing to do with not being able to afford the items. I've probably been shopping RL longer than you've been alive.
It's just that, in my opinion, resellers are the lowest of the low, along with ticket scalpers (and parasites and leeches). And like scalpers, they act like they're doing everyone a big favor by sucking up supply and then ripping people off. They should get out of the sewer and get a real job. Now run along, son.
Why don't you pay MSRP for once in your life and finally get what you want!
Instead of being a cheap ass and waiting for 3rd or 4th markdowns and 70% off clearance sales and fighting countless resellers both domestic and foreign who obviously have much more money than you and obviously know what they're doing in the fashion biz.
Here's a newsflash, about 98% of boutiques worldwide are not authorized resellers of name brand clothing or trademarked products, that's why they invented outlets stores specifically FOR resellers to buy mountains of past-season clothing and protected by the First Sale Doctrine for this very reason. Welcome to capitalism.
What's pathetic are the self righteous assholes who sit around picking their butthole for months on end only to realize nobody is waiting for them to come along and pick and choose what they want at a measly fraction of retail. So fork it over and pay $850 plus tax to Ralphy and make him a bigger billionaire or $700-800 on ebay because resellers sure as hell don't work for free, do you? Or get your lazy ass to an RRL store and hunt shit down for yourself.
What do you do for a living? Probably just that, ripping people selling some shitty product or doing some bullshit service(s). Takes one to know one, pal!