why is he a "scumbag scalper"? just because he bought figures to re-sell?That makes me feel better... he's not a swapper (so he claims) just a scumbag scalper.
Yes. He's not offering a "Buy-it-now" for retail, so he's hoping that it will reach $12 - $15 or more... which makes him a scalper. I love it when people use the "I put it up for cost, it's not my fault that it sold for $40" excuse. So you're saying that if I had a Bastila Shan and put her on ebay for $8, and she sold for $32... I wouldn't be a scalper?why is he a "scumbag scalper"? just because he bought figures to re-sell?
He didnt even ask for more then retail when he put it up for bid..So now if anyone resells figures they bought, even starting the bids at cost, they are scumbag scalpers?
are you serious????Yes. He's not offering a "Buy-it-now" for retail, so he's hoping that it will reach $12 - $15 or more... which makes him a scalper. I love it when people use the "I put it up for cost, it's not my fault that it sold for $40" excuse. So you're saying that if I had a Bastila Shan and put her on ebay for $8, and she sold for $32... I wouldn't be a scalper?
So what does that mean? I'm not allowed to dislike someone... because you don't?? I think you're the one that needs to get a grip. I don't like to drink tea because I'm a coffee kind of guy... is that OK with you? I know it's just beverages so I should get a grip, but I just figured I'd ask.
I personally dont care what someone does with their figures they buy, if they buy the figure and sell it at buy now for $400, or it bids up to $400 or if they sell it for 0.50c, or what ever, I dont use the term "scalper" ever except when it comes to selling tickets to an event in the parking lot, the whole "scalper" mentality is dumb as far as SW toys go as far as I am concerned.So, let me get this straight.
Buying Bastila Shan at Target for $9 and putting her on ebay for $9, and watching her get bid up to $40 is OK and doesn't make you a scalper.
Buying Bastila Shan at Target for $9 and putting her on ebay for $40 makes you a scalper.
I don't see a difference.
According to this site's rules, selling a currently shipping product for more than current retail value is considered scalping. I don't care if it's a BIN or an auction or you make a trade with someone for $40 worth of other figures... it's scalping.
I thought figures pulled from a case were unpunched where as this one is punched. Plus he's the only guy selling RFTs on eBay for retail.LOL sometimes I try to give the benefit of the doubt, but then again in this case, you're right. Seems like a good butt-covering move to call it a custom. Maybe he should stick to his Revell NASCAR kits.
*EDIT* And no, I don't believe that the figure came like that. I do believe that there's a possibility that he bought a case of figures and maybe had this swap in it. I've heard stories of people ordering figures from HTS.com of all places, and getting swaps. Or maybe he bought a "case" (IE, all the figures in the assortment that were on the pegs) of figures from a brick 'n mortar store and just so happened to have a swapped figure in his purchases.
OR, most likely, he swapped it and wanted to burn someone.
found a swap last night that really makes me wonder if the stores even care anymore about getting ripped off. was in Walmart on Saturday and was looking at their clearence items seeing there were any good deals on SW stuff and spotted the recent CW Lego Turbo Tank on the shelf with a $35.00 price tag on it and grabbed it immediately. i noticed that it looked like the box was re-taped (rather poorly). i shook the box and could heard stuff rattling around inside the box but it didn't sound like Lego. I popped up some of the tape and to my surprise found that someone had bought the set and refilled the box with MULCH !!!.
Deadpool, Vader and Grievous? There's a trio! Vader has a sniper rifle, too.I saw one of the new battlepacks at Target had some swaps. An obvious swap out. Interestingly enough, Target put a new price sticker on it, suggesting they were aware of it being "wrong."
That kid should really think through and mentally rehe**** what he's going to say before he hits the "record" button. That alone probably would have shaved off about 30 seconds of staring blankly into the camera.