forum members gouging prices over iPad?!

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by arcsbite, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. arcsbite Guest

    Jan 14, 2006
    I'm in the Uk and already have my iPad ordered so this isn;t out of jealousy.

    am I the only one that thinks this kind of thing is digusting?
    our own marketplace has people selling iPads bought less than 24hrs ago for over $200-$300 over rrp?

    I mean really? take that ***** to ebay if you wanna rip people off, this forum doesn't need people like you
    you bought it the "I just don't like it"...even though you queue'd for it doesn't play.
  2. ri0ku, Mar 12, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 13, 2011

    ri0ku macrumors 6502a

    Mar 11, 2009
    Just ignore them, dont buy and anyone who does buy from them are rediculous human beings
  3. arcsbite thread starter Guest

    Jan 14, 2006
    True, and those who buy possibly deserve to get screwed over, but it winds me up.
    I'm sure there's someone that person knows who missed out on one, why not do the right thing n sell for cost, or better yet if you didn't want it, don't buy it, let those who want it buy it.

    free country I s'pose
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Agreed. No one is forcing anyone to buy at the elevated prices. For some, the "I gotta have it now" mentality is worth the added expense.
  5. 53x12 macrumors 68000


    Feb 16, 2009
    This is like the 4-5th thread on this exact topic today. If you don't think it is a good deal then don't buy it. The market will re-stabilize itself.
  6. thesiren macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2011
    outer space
    supply and demand. there would have been just as many people standing in lines yesterday if Apple had priced the iPad 2 $300 more than it is now. there were people selling their first place spots in line for $900 yesterday for pete's sake. people can--and will-- pay whatever they want for what they want. it's their money and has nothing to with you or me.
  7. arcsbite thread starter Guest

    Jan 14, 2006
    I wasn't disputing that, completely agree
    just thought as a community it was a bit crappy that it's happening on the forums.
  8. gigaguy macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2010
    It's like blaming drug dealers for the drug problem.

    If you wanna blame, drug takers create the market that dealers serve.
  9. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    The OP is making it sound like every other post in the Marketplace is filled with scalpers. This isn't the case at all.
  10. Pballer110 macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2010
    Soon all those prices will level out around retail since there are so many available on CL ebay and other forums.
  11. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    It's not against the Marketplace rules, so I don't think they can be stopped. The buyers are free to choose to pay the high prices or not.
  12. Kadman macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2007
    The right price is whatever the market will bear. It's a simple statement, but one that's so hard for people to comprehend. If it looks like highway robbery to you but someone else was willing to pay for it, well then that's the cost of admission to the game. If you aren't willing to pay it, then move on and don't cry about it. If they don't get what they're asking, then they have no right to cry about low-ballers.
  13. HelveticaNeue macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2010
    I am not so much against the gouging; if someone wants it bad enough to pay the prices, that's their choice. What I disagree with is the people who bought 2 or 4 of these iPads yesterday to sell on eBay, which prevented people behind them from getting the model they wanted or from getting an iPad at all.

    However, in the end I just try to remember that we all do douchey things at some point in our lives (likely a couple times each year) and should use such incidents as these to remind ourselves to do better.
  14. JRoDDz macrumors 68000


    Jul 2, 2009
    2 words. Supply and Demand. Don't you just love capitalism :D
  15. srf4real macrumors 68040


    Jul 25, 2006
    paradise beach FL
    Three words; self centeredness and greed. There would be plenty to go around if it weren't for these losers trying to profit off of a newly released Apple product. They are not Apple retailers, and I doubt the company condones their practices.
  16. hexproject macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2007
    we have a marketplace?

    we have a marketplace? where is it?
    how come i can't find it?
  17. Rapmastac1 macrumors 65816


    Aug 5, 2006
    In the Depths of the SLC!
    I don't understand why this really angers you. So what if there are people waiting to get one and I buy the last three. We can stretch this all they way out and we just go around in circles about why it's wrong some people make more money than others. They chose to make an investment whether or not you like it and whether or not it will stop someone else from getting what they want.

    What they do with their purchased items is their business and not for you to worry about. I would have a problem if they stole them and sold them, something that goes on with every thing else out there. But I really don't see the issue here.
  18. Brien macrumors 68030


    Aug 11, 2008
    I really wish I had a time machine so I could go back to the 90's, when the only things Apple users complained about were politics and Gil Amelio.

    What I'm trying to say is, it's unavoidable. The best Apple could do was limit it to 1 per person and not let people hold spots in line (which I am all in favor of, people were holding spots for 10+ people at my store).
  19. Shivetya macrumors 65816

    Jan 16, 2008
    I thought there was some kind of restriction for those with a low number of posts.
  20. benhollberg macrumors 68020


    Mar 8, 2010
    I didn't post on this forum to sell iPads because I try to do it locally, but you are mad at me because I am trying to make money on a product that is in demand. I do this with sporting events and concerts also, you mad about that. Ya I bought a lot of iPads and sold them and made enough money to buy myself the 64 GB iPad 2, it is a business for me. I am the smart one about it.
  21. revolver07 macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2011
    I had the same question. We have a marketplace and how many posts do you need to see it.
  22. benhollberg macrumors 68020


    Mar 8, 2010
  23. samiwas macrumors 68000

    Aug 26, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    While most other people on this thread are disagreeing with you and bringing up free-market capitalism, and supply and demand and blah blah blah...

    In this case, at least, there will be more it's totally up to the consumer as to whether they want to spend their money with some greedy reseller (I hate the game, so I'll call you whatever I want).

    Now, where I get angry is things like concerts and (even though I don't go to them) sporting events. There are a finite number of tickets. Some asshat reseller goes in and buys up all the tickets, quadruples the price, and starts reselling. THAT I have a real problem with. I think it's immoral, greedy, and the kind of thing that only true douchenozzles do.
  24. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    One thing not brought up is that there is a cost associated with waiting in line for a few hours or driving around from store to store. Now I'm not willing to pay the premium (I'd rather just wait until the things are widely available), but it seems reasonable to me that there are some people out there who will want the newest device immediately, and would be willing to pay a premium because they didn't have to spend 4 hours of their life trying to get the device they wanted.
  25. eye macrumors 6502a


    May 24, 2009
    I'm selling mine for $10,000 if anyone wants in.

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