View Poll Results: Should an anti-scalp clause be added to marketplace rules?

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  • Yes - Permanently ban the sale of goods are higher than retail pricing

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    I am one of the guys that tried to sell a PS5 on here for R 16 000.
    I have been a member on here since 2007.
    So I am not a new member on here trying to make a quick buck.

    I actually sold the unit to a guy that drove 350 km to me on the day after Christmas.He was ecstatic to get a PS 5 and very happy that he could get one for under R 23 000......

    I did not buy one to make money off it.
    I bought 3 Xbox Series S for my kids for Christmas after I had ordered 3 PS5’s and did not expect the stock to arrive.
    So on Christmas eve I received a call that I can collect my 3 PS5 consoles.
    So I collected them.
    2 of my kids wanted the PS5 and one wanted to keep the Xbox Series S.

    So I had one unit to sell.
    So should I sell it at lower prices than the market dictates?

    That would not make sense now would it??

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    Just leave it as it is. There are always greedy people in the world, nothing new.

    It's more annoying to see how some of them try justify it and pretend to be righteous, doing the world a favor and making it a happier place by selling something for much more than they paid for it.
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    The scalper is the hero in the story. A true Christmas miracle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StarBound View Post
    I think those wanting to sell really cares about it because if they didn't they would be sitting with stock on their end until they eventually have to let it go for sub purchase value while on the other side people feel outraged at the exploitation aspect.
    I don't mean the folks selling, I mean all the anti scalpers and pro scalpers, I doubt either side really cares as much as they say online. Just seems like a weird thing to be so vocal about and genuinely get upset over.

    Quote Originally Posted by mantis za View Post
    You get your PS5 yet?
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    Just to add, I don't think it's fair to put somebody who's genuinely selling a ps5 for above retail, compared to somebody's who's whole operation is to buy and sell for a profit. If I end up with a ps5 I don't want why should I sell it for less than I what I can get for it? Either way I don't have a strong enough opinion on the matter to really care.
    Last edited by Vast_aire; December 27th, 2020 at 10:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BABERBEK View Post
    I am one of the guys that tried to sell a PS5 on here for R 16 000
    Would have charged more, easily could have got an extra R2k in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squidbeard View Post
    The scalper is the hero in the story. A true Christmas miracle.
    Dude literally just explained that he wasn't scalping. Link to all these threads of scalpers? Since it's so prevalent and so pervasive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BABERBEK View Post
    I bought 3 Xbox Series S for my kids for Christmas after I had ordered 3 PS5’s and did not expect the stock to arrive.
    Jissus you spent almost 60k on fukken consoles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marmeduke View Post
    Jissus you spent almost 60k on fukken consoles?
    You would be surprised how fast PC parts starts adding up if you spend on it annually.

    A console is a non-essential good so I don't really have that much of a problem with it other than it being a dick move. I think once it starts going into the essential goods category then we should be concerned. eg covid vaccine being bought and sold for 2x or more of the price.
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    If you are DUMB enough to pay higher then allow the person to do it.
    For those of us with patience etc, we just wait for stock etc.
    Some people have more money than brains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vast_aire View Post
    I don't mean the folks selling, I mean all the anti scalpers and pro scalpers, I doubt either side really cares as much as they say online. Just seems like a weird thing to be so vocal about and genuinely get upset over.



    Yup.


    Just to add, I don't think it's fair to put somebody who's genuinely selling a ps5 for above retail, compared to somebody's who's whole operation is to buy and sell for a profit. If I end up with a ps5 I don't want why should I sell it for less than I what I can get for it? Either way I don't have a strong enough opinion on the matter to really care.
    You didn't have to add anything to be honest, all I asked was if you got your PS5 yet...
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