Everyone is allowed to have an opinion. I totally support yours and my First Amendment Rights. I also totally support an open,free,economy. Selling shoes for 300% markup (if they sell) is no worse or better than selling a new PS4 for 2-3 times retail at Christmas. We now have a generation that has disposable income thats used to instant gratification. Instant everything! As long as thats the trend, theres going to be people who cater to it. I've seen purses sell for $10k, 20K and more that have less than $500 worth of material in them...why? The name and rarity!
I don't necessarily agree that selling these shoes for 300% profit is right, but I don't see it as wrong either...provided someone is willing to pay for it. What makes a 1st Class seat on a flight worth 2-3 times more? Its not the food! It could be the the additional space, but at the end of the day it's the status, the privilege, the service...plus you get there sooner than the guys at the back of the bus!
What makes it right to force someone who makes more money to support someone who's lazy and would rather stay on welfare than work? I have no issue with support the needy, but what about the lazy?
I see many here that see selling something for a 300% profit as being unethical, or taking advantage of a situation. What about if I get in on a pre-order for an ultra rare Alden...let's say a #2 LWB and sell them for 300% more? Does that make me wrong, or does it make me a business person? I think MrDV said it well...We all overpay for Alden's. Why...because they sell them faster they can make them! Its not because of the quality, although I think its pretty decent most of the time. Its really because of dumb butt addicts like us! Its our fault this scenario exists!
Addicts like us, plus the internet.
Feel free to chime in with the number of pairs of Aldens you have acquired since November 2, 2008 relative to the same period preceding that.
Me? Including the two pairs currently on pre-order: 10:1