Originally Posted by doublediamond223
There was a big debate on tgr about people who resell SAC items. I don't think taking advantage of supply and demand makes someone scum. Shortly after the cheap solly AK labs were on SAC, they were on ebay for more money. People missed the skis on SAC, so they can buy them on ebay for a more expensive, yet still good price. Where's the scumminess in that?
I know what you're saying, but when I started following SAC, it was an insider type place, sales lasted into the afternoon and I had time to call friends, or post on message boards to let them know of a good deal. I also passed on good deals that I knew I could resell, to let someone else have a chance to get it. Also, the markdowns generally AVERAGED about 75%. Now, a good deal could sell out in 10 minutes, and the markdowns are more like 50-60%, partly because of the popularity of the site, which I don't have a problem with, but a lot of it has to do with profiteers. Not only have EBAY profiteers jacked up the price, but they reduced the availability, and thats what sucks.