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post #40186 of 42029
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Originally Posted by afixedpoint View Post

Posting an opinion is not slander. I happen to share the same opinion, and I suspect most of the dudes in the thread feel the same way.

FWIW, it used to be considered common courtesy on here to not shit in other people's sales threads - esp if it's over something like price. People have the right to sell what they want for whatever they want, and the rule of thumb was to allow others decide whether that's what they want to pay. .

Things may have changed, which is perfectly fine, but that's always been my understanding of B&S (at least circa 2008-2010, when I visited that side of the board).
post #40187 of 42029
The shitness of this thread has reached an all time high.
post #40188 of 42029
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Originally Posted by althanis View Post

Distorbiant, just cause the guy is selling his spot for more then he paid for it doesn't give you the right to shit in his Classifieds thread. Why would you think it is okay for you to that? People are either going to pay for it or not.

Do you have a problem with the price I'm selling the jacket in my sig for? Would you perhaps like to warn people off of it?

 

Selling a spot in line is not equivalent to selling a tangible item.

 

It's the equivalent of scalping tickets. 

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Originally Posted by jmart154 View Post
 

If you're going to slander on my ad for no reason, I am going to do the same to you. I reported your comments, so they should be removed shortly anyway. Next I'll push for a ban

 

Lol. Shouldn't you be banned as well then for doing the same thing?

post #40189 of 42029
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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

Selling a spot in line is not equivalent to selling a tangible item.

It's the equivalent of scalping tickets. 

Not really. Scalping is looked down upon because it's purely arbitrage. Someone buys the tickets with the intention of reselling them at a higher price. They never intended to use the tickets themselves, so they're artificially inflating the price by decreasing supply. If there are 100 tickets, and 20 people are scalpers, then they can make the pool of tickets clear at 80 at the original price, and then use the 20 tickets they have to charge whatever they want.

This situation is totally different. Someone buy a place in line with (presumably) the intention to get a jacket, and then at a later point, can't decide whether or not to stay in line, so they put something up at the price that would make them leave. It seems totally fair to me.

FWIW, I sold my spot for ten dollars less than what I paid.
post #40190 of 42029
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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post
 

 

Selling a spot in line is not equivalent to selling a tangible item.

 

It's the equivalent of scalping tickets. 

 

 

 You should re-think your logic. A ticket is in fact a tangible item. The ticket is used precisely for its intended purpose, as is a spot in line. 

post #40191 of 42029

Supply and demand. Enough said.

post #40192 of 42029
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Originally Posted by jmart154 View Post
 

 

 You should re-think your logic. A ticket is in fact a tangible item. The ticket is used precisely for its intended purpose, as is a spot in line. 


This is probably me being pedantic, but although a ticket is a tangible item, its value is not inherent in the same way that a leather jacket's or an acoustic guitar's value is. A ticket, like money, is a symbol, where its value lies in what it is exchanged for. For example, a movie or a concert. Where as with a leather jacket or acoustic guitar, the value is inherent. The warmth or cool factor a leather jacket brings, and the pleasing resonance of the chiming steel strings, etc.

 

The second half of your statement is irrelevant. The dispute does not lie in the intended purpose of the spot in line. Of course the intended purpose of a spot in line is to get a leather jacket or whatever, that is obvious and redundant. What we are arguing here is whether it is okay or not to make a profit off of such "symbols", where the value is fluid and uncertain.

post #40193 of 42029

Holy crap, you lot. Turning a TOJ thread into Economics 101. Calm down, have a pint, forget about the damn jackets already. Drew's responded, Charly's around, what else is to be done? Selling TOJ spots honestly seems so silly; it's a $800 jacket, not an $8,000 investment. 

post #40194 of 42029
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Originally Posted by skywalker View Post

I really think TOJ should just cut out this business of selling spots. In my humble opinion I think TOJ should just decide to refund or not refund people.

I actually agree with this weirdly.
post #40195 of 42029

I don't think TOJ should cut out the business of selling spots.  I mean, things could come up, like, life.  

I do think if someone wants to sell their spot they should be allowed to sell it for the price they paid or less, not more.  

post #40196 of 42029
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Originally Posted by RetroFuture View Post

I don't think TOJ should cut out the business of selling spots.  I mean, things could come up, like, life.  
so a refund is perfectly fine
post #40197 of 42029

the main people benefitting from selling TOJ spots is TOJ.. I don't see why they would stop this practice.

post #40198 of 42029
Yeah, Charly getting more emails about order details changing sounds like a real benefit for the TOJ crew.
post #40199 of 42029
More of the same bullshit huh? Glad Drew is closing shop. I'm sure many of the people complaining will be crying once they receive their jacket and realize they can't order another one or find a comparable at a reasonable price.
post #40200 of 42029
Nah drew is a snake
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