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  •  I Choose not to participate... (3+ / 0-)
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    cassandracarolina, weck, Noddy

    in merchandise scalping events.

    If it was meant that I would attend a concert or, buy an item at a store then it would be for sale with plentiful stock of the item. I'm not going out of my way to buy something that was brought to market with inadequate quantities manufactured or, a rationed distribution system.

    Any product that relies on marketing hype centered on inadequate production or, inadequate distribution, usually has other defects or, a lack of value, that is being glossed over with the aid of the hype.

    Just for the record, my children did not receive a Cabbage Patch Kid for Christmas at the height of their demand back in the 80's. They somehow managed to grow up just fine without one, although my daughter did seem to have an affinity towards playing with her brothers Tonka trucks. Today her 3 sons are playing with some of her brother's Tonka trucks that have been passed down. Quality will always pass the test of time...

    Just my $0.02...

    "Do you realize the responsibility I carry? I'm the only person standing between Richard Nixon and the White House." ~John F. Kennedy~

    by Oldestsonofasailor on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 08:56:37 AM PST

    •  Very well stated, Oldestsonofasailor (3+ / 0-)
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      weck, NoMoreLies, Oldestsonofasailor
      I'm not going out of my way to buy something that was brought to market with inadequate quantities manufactured or, a rationed distribution system.
      This is a pervasive issue across all sorts of merchandise, from iPhones to electronic games and "collectibles", which confound me. Why would I want an item that other people also have, with the only thing making it "special" is that I and these other folks (1) waited in line, (2) subscribed to buy every newly issued item, (3) have more disposable income than brains.

      To me, something collectible is a cool fossil, shell, or piece of beach glass. There may be other ones like it, but not "exactly" like that. Oh... and it's free.

      Those who do not understand history are condemned to repeat it... in summer school.

      by cassandracarolina on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 09:04:08 AM PST

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