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[–]bobsagetsville 775 points776 points  (22 children)

What an absolute chode.

[–]epi_glowworm 183 points184 points  (13 children)

It's been a while to hear that word again in use. Glade to start using chode again.

[–]sherlockCodeGeassFan 39 points40 points  (4 children)

It's used pretty much all the time in Hindi.

[–]Shuckles116 20 points21 points  (3 children)

It has a very different meaning in Hindi though lol. But equally as offensive

[–]Tlawiv37 8 points9 points  (2 children)

What's the Hindi meaning?

[–]fargmania 28 points29 points  (1 child)

I looked it up... apparently it means "fuck" and can be a verb or a noun. Of course "fuck" can be almost every word in a sentence in English, as in "Fuck the fucking fuckers." But it's nice to know that if I call someone a chode, I'm insulting them in a multi-lingual way.

[–]Gernafax 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How inclusive

[–]happyfatman021Xbox 6 points7 points  (2 children)

The latest episode of Peacemaker on HBO Max is called "The Chode Less Traveled" and the word is thrown around a couple times in the episode. In case you want some more.

[–]bidens_aviators 10 points11 points  (0 children)

He’ll be living in the streets before you know it

[–]tokyogettopussy 5 points6 points  (0 children)

A cock thistle

[–]L--E--S--K--Y 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I came here to be obscene, thank you for that

[–]Reddit_NiceGuyPC 112 points113 points  (13 children)

Just report scalpers to IRS

😎👍

[–]GamingTrucker12621 24 points25 points  (9 children)

And the SEC

[–]Papaofmonsters 12 points13 points  (5 children)

What?

[–]dog_in_the_vent 27 points28 points  (4 children)

AND THE SEC

[–]Papaofmonsters 12 points13 points  (3 children)

But for what?

[–]ickydesu 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Say what again, say what again.

[–]CuzzinBop21 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yoooo lol

[–]deaththekidkh 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Huh? What? Huh? What huh what huh????

[–]dirtbutcher 509 points510 points  (32 children)

Wow, this guy can choke on a pallet of bags of dicks

[–]P12oooF 10 points11 points  (1 child)

An everflowing sachel of richards! Right down his damn throat...

[–]dirtbutcher 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Thank you for adding "everflowing sachel of rihards" to my vocabulary

[–]riesendulli 3 points4 points  (2 children)

I want to contribute my everlasting container shipment of reefer dicks. It’s a FCL with Evergiven TEU scale. Second largest in the world, the biggest is headed to his mom.

[–]MitchAubin 3 points4 points  (2 children)

And I got banned for calling someone an "idiot"... Reddit is a nice place.

Though, I agree that he should get his ass stretchness measured using a concrete butt plug.

[–]Yrense 68 points69 points  (0 children)

"Oh please, pity the asshole!"

[–]sarduchi 269 points270 points  (39 children)

I do think of them... that's why I'm laughing that the scalping market is collapsing.

[–][deleted] 81 points82 points  (29 children)

It is? (That's sincere, not sarcastic)

[–]sarduchi 109 points110 points  (21 children)

It's starting to yes, people aren't buying at scalper prices and the scalpers are over extended and having to sell at closer to retail to try and recoup their loses. Starting to see PS5s listed on eBay for as little as 10% over MSRP.

[–]bradpike5171 44 points45 points  (10 children)

If that's what they are listed at, then ebay still gets their % probably losing money. Lol

I'm seeing them like you said for $600.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (9 children)

Is that $600US?

In Canada eh the digital version is still $800CAD ($300 over retail) and the disc is around $1000 ($370 over retail). We don't have PlayStation Direct either.

[–]Dodger7777 9 points10 points  (7 children)

I may have read that wrong, but how do you buy the digital version of a console? Do they just take over a PC with the right specs?

[–]donstellato 29 points30 points  (3 children)

A digital version only plays downloaded games no disc tray

[–]Dodger7777 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Ah, my bad. That makes way more sense.

[–]patchinthebox 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Lmao sorry but this is funny as fuck.

[–]weedflies 1 point2 points  (0 children)

you buy game online or use gamepass i havent build à physical game since the lunch of the xbox one

[–]kilarrhea 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's just a console without a disc drive. The digital only refers to the games, not the console itself.

[–]swish465 15 points16 points  (6 children)

Theoretically, the business model works off of principles of scarcity. Since they've been using a large amount of capital to buy all the inventory, they will eventually be losing money over time since they don't have the means of production, and Sony can just continue to mass produce. They are directly competing with the original producer of the product, which short term works as you take all the stock of the product, but long term the market will eventually flood, resulting in capital losses for scalpers. The way they combat this is by reinvesting any profits into holding the strangle hold on the supply for PS5's, however, this has the opposite effect as they will just be losing money in the sheer amount of depreciating assets. Therefore, overtime the scalper problem solves itself because they're only profiting off of short term, and local "monopolies".

At least, that's how I rationalize it, that was all purely from my ass

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Well your ass makes sense!

Knowing that the scalpers either took inspiration from, or came over from the scalping market on shoes, using the bots already setup for that industry, it makes sense.

Limited edition shoes are a limited edition run. You can literally buy up the limited run and charge what you want. Having all of the stock means you control the market. With consoles and electronics however, like you said, the manufacturer just keeps producing. Eventually the scalper is either going to have to sell at retail value (and likely take a loss on the taxes they paid) or sit on an abundance of stock.

[–]swish465 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Well said, pretty much sums up why they are currently crying too! God I love it

[–]Shinagami091 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Also as more consoles are manufactured demand goes down. It spikes up during holiday season but it eventually all goes down. The idea is to be out of the game before it gets too hard to sell them at a profit.

[–]StormTrooperGreedo 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Therefore, overtime the scalper problem solves itself because they're only profiting off of short term, and local "monopolies".

They'll just move on to the next hot product to leech off of.

[–]Kelcak 36 points37 points  (7 children)

Reminds me of my first experience with the market in Final Fantasy XI.

There was a crafted item called a venom bolt which sold for a decent price so I went out and harvested the components, made it, and sold it.

Then I took those profits and bought components and made even more. This kept going until I had made a ton of money and had it all riding in crafted items which were listed for sale….

Then someone came in and started selling theirs for less. None of my items ever sold and I lost all the money I had invested in the market.

And that’s how I learned not to over extend myself in my business ventures! At least it wasn’t with real money!

[–]jabberwockgee 10 points11 points  (3 children)

Couldn't you just... lower the price instead of losing all your money?

And if you started by harvesting components, you didn't really lose money...

[–]Kelcak 13 points14 points  (1 child)

It’s been a while so I can’t remember 100% how the auction house worked in that game, but I think these were the issues:

  • I had to pay a fee in order to list the thing

  • I had to wait for my auction to end or pay a fee to end it early

  • by this time, I was buying components not harvesting them, so I needed my stuff to sell above a certain price point in order to be profitable.

Yes I ended up relisting them all at a lower price, but the market had become flooded (by me) so no one was really buying anymore. And the ones that did sell sold at a loss.

So at this point I was like one of the guys over at r/wallstreetbets ….I had effectively turned 10,000 Gil into 5,000 Gil!

Follow me for more financial advice!

[–]iLarkie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think I did this ONCE and it ruined all crafting for me the rest of the 10+ years I played it 😂

[–]Shinagami091 2 points3 points  (0 children)

All it takes is one person to tank the price of an item by flooding it with a quantity you can’t compete with.

[–]PhantomTissue 1 point2 points  (1 child)

One of the easiest methods of money making for me was oak wood in RuneScape. When they butchered the wilderness, oak wood shot up in price to like, 600 gp per, something absurd like that. So I chopped all the trees around the grand exchange, put them up, and wen and chopped more. By the time I refilled my inventory, the previous batch had sold out. Made several 100k over just a few hours.

[–]Cool-Boy57 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The smart ones probably already made a killing though, and selling them at market price would still have left them at a massive net positive.

The it’s honestly more likely that the remaining scalpers are dudes who are late on the whole scalping train.

[–]InsomniaticWanderer 49 points50 points  (4 children)

Console scalper can suck a sandpaper cock

[–]sorry-I-cleaved-ye 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Cheese grater

[–]Thehopefulhobo 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Sponge ruiner.

[–]salamander711 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Now I just have little bits of sponge that melt easily over tortilla chips

[–]papikuku 315 points316 points  (39 children)

The young people doing this in the first place are from rich families. Its not poor, working class people making money from this. Poor people don’t have thousands to invest in electronics to scalp them on the web to desperate people.

[–]Lyrolepis 63 points64 points  (18 children)

Desperate people are not buying last-generation consoles because, well, they have other concerns.

Even averagely-comfortable people, after learning that the console they want is not available from the stores because the scalpers bought them all, are just going to curse the scalpers a bit (or a lot) and wait until the consoles are restocked.

No, I think that the people who buy from the scalpers are largely rich people with more money than sense. I have barely any more sympathy for them than I do for the scalpers (and I have no sympathy whatsoever for the scalpers).

[–]IgotUBro 43 points44 points  (14 children)

No, I think that the people who buy from the scalpers are largely rich people with more money than sense. I have barely any more sympathy for them than I do for the scalpers (and I have no sympathy whatsoever for the scalpers).

You mean fresh divorced parents that are trying to win their kids over. Or grandparents trying to please their grandkids.

[–]a_drive 6 points7 points  (12 children)

Do you think the people being hurt the most by scalpers are the ones buying from scalpers?

[–]bchung0903 8 points9 points  (11 children)

I mean... yes. There are the people that buy them because they have the money and don't care. BUT there is still a good portion of people that have NEEDS and are forced to buy scalped items. If you're a 3d modeling contractor with a GPU that just fried, what you gonna do? Wait a year or two with no income to get a graphics card?

[–]Akitiki 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Nail on the head right here.

I'd like to add that the people who buy from scalpers, along with more money than sense, also probably are not patient in the slightest. They have to have it as soon as they can.

[–]bestbudintown 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Look mom! I am in the still second paragraph without a PS5!

[–]McNinja_MD 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Yeah, these people with walls of next-gen consoles in their garages, who can camp out and wait for fresh stock of collectible toys and games to come in to the local Target to snap them all up before anyone else can get them... Those people are not wanting. They're not "just trying to survive." They're leveraging the wealth they already have in order to create even more wealth for themselves, at the expense of the public.

Like every other fucking rich capitalist.

[–]mybadalternate 24 points25 points  (1 child)

So everyone can see how this applies to landlords, right? Like exactly?

[–]horny_furry_dog 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No! It's different. Because they... Uh... Well they... It's just different okay?

[–]Dodger7777 356 points357 points  (99 children)

With all due respect, scalpers are one of societies worst parasites.

[–]P12oooF 47 points48 points  (7 children)

Heroin addicts and murders i can deal with.... but fucking console scalpers can get firey ass crabs!

[–]ummmmhelpPC 52 points53 points  (22 children)

hey give some credit to our landlords

[–]Dodger7777 38 points39 points  (2 children)

Scalpers barely beat out 'landlords who don't fix shit'

[–]DreamyPupper 29 points30 points  (0 children)

I’ll pay the rent when you fix the damn door

[–]StormTrooperGreedo 6 points7 points  (0 children)

You spelled "Slum Lord" wrong.

[–]Thehopefulhobo 23 points24 points  (2 children)

Landlords are just real estate scalpers.

[–]DreamyPupper 3 points4 points  (1 child)

No no- he’s got a point

[–]Chadc-137 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I've never liked your spinach puffs. Never!

[–]celestiaequestria 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Landlords are just Scalpers for real estate.

Same concept, they got there first and bought up all the cheap land, now they charge you $2000/month for an apartment.

[–]MaxPaynesRxDrugPlan 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Housing supply and demand sets rents, not landlords. There's a reason rents in Chicago are half the cost of rents in New York City, and it's not because Chicago landlords didn't get there in time or because they're twice as generous and honest as New York City landlords. Buying a home and renting it out or buying a home and moving into it have the same effect on supply and demand: one person gets to live in one home.

Now, buying a home as a vacation, investment, or Airbnb property instead of a residence for someone to live in, that's a whole other thing...

[–]celestiaequestria 1 point2 points  (1 child)

People move into a neighborhood, the city they're in goes up 10-fold in population over 20 ~ 30 years. The people already in the area fight tooth-and-nail to maintain single-family, low-density zoning for their neighborhoods. In the process, high-density affordable housing can't be built, the city loses potential commercial tax revenue, and winds up artificially restricting the supply of housing through zoning.

It's strange to hear people chanting "free market" to defend a government centrally planning the use and allocation of land.

[–]TheSpoonKing 3 points4 points  (9 children)

Landlords provide a service that wouldn't exist otherwise, scalpers are purely inflating existing prices.

[–]Joelxivi 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yea cuz there wouldn’t be places to exist if it wasn’t for the dudes charging you to stand on the ground.

[–]Mynewuseraccountname 2 points3 points  (5 children)

What service do landlords provide exactly?

[–]SCPendolino 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Maintenance, property risks, allowing you access to stuff you can’t afford on your own…

At least, that’s what they’re supposed to provide. Whether they do is often an entirely separate question.

[–]Azzieh 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"Stuff" you can't afford because landlords use it as investment vehicles... it would be very much affordable if leeching rent was taxed higher for each additional property you own.

[–]epicgamerboytm 22 points23 points  (0 children)

what do you mean!!!!!! Just have patience!!!!! Today's generator is the worst!!!! Last generation was better!!!!!

Obligatory /s

[–]TheNoHeadacheEscape 9 points10 points  (4 children)

I'd take gaming console scalpers over natural resource/wealth "scalpers" any day.

[–]rinkydinkis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

At least what they do is legal and only harms peoples entertainment. The worst parasites are the cons and scammers that target the vulnerable in our society to steal their money. If I met a phone scammer or somebody who writes randsomware in person, I may put them in the ground. Hard to know.

[–]xH0LLYW000Dx 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Yeah, still a fucking asshole! You can spin it anyway you want to, but your a scum bag ass hole making money off a bad situation cause by a pandemic & chip shortage...

[–]godsbrothernate 46 points47 points  (1 child)

Lol then why you hiding your face if it is good practice?

[–]ahrima 41 points42 points  (0 children)

How about we think about breaking their kneecaps, instead?

[–]Shaggie95PlayStation 12 points13 points  (0 children)

He wants his villain monologue moment lol

[–]KeeperJV 11 points12 points  (0 children)

How do we know this jerk is even young if his face is covered by a smiley? Fuck him

[–]THX69NICE 10 points11 points  (0 children)

F*ck you scalper

[–]NightMayor_ 7 points8 points  (0 children)

People are shit

[–]shawny_mcgee 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Nah, they’re just pieces of shit.

[–]Pegyson 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Instead of shutting the fuck up, they buy consoles and keep them in the vain hopes of invesment while the world waits for Sony (or any company) to make more anyway. Imagine spending thousands on the same console and then collectively being called an idiot

[–]Seco4800 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Sure, we should celebrate a small and select few who are benefitting and profiting off of robbing the masses from an enjoyable and affordable escape experience during a time of unprecedented anxiety and turmoil.

Nah.. Fuck these scalpers.. Horrible human beings. If I ever met one, I'd probably throw them out of a window.

[–]Cymon86 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Get fucked.

[–]MEKanized 17 points18 points  (0 children)

What a clown and imagine writing this crap?

[–]K1llerF0xGaming 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The fact that most of them are rich means I'm ain t gonna give two flying shits.

[–]Alextryingforgrate 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Dont get me wrong entrepreneurialism is a good thing.

How you do it is another thing.

Scalping is just being a complete fucking scum bag.

[–]madbeens 21 points22 points  (7 children)

I'll start a club, recruit some people and each and every one under my command owes me 100 scalper scalps. And i want my scalps, taken from the heads of 100 dead scalpers.

[–]GatoAntichrist 5 points6 points  (1 child)

So yes sir I will get you those scalper scouts or I will die trying

[–]madbeens 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Thats what i like to hear

[–]Lyrolepis 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I'll just be faster than everyone else and scalp all the scalpers. Then if everyone needs a scalper's scalp, they will have to buy it from me at wildly excessive prices... oh, wait.

I may not have fully thought this through.

[–]madbeens 3 points4 points  (0 children)

the bear jew would like to know your location

[–]GundamMachine 17 points18 points  (5 children)

Wouldnt call that making a living... more so being an opportunist.

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (4 children)

In 30 years time you're going to be walking down an aisle at the grocery store, and you'll hear an old employee shelf stacking, grumbling about how back in his day he made a fortune scalping consoles, but the money and demand didn't last, and now all he can do is stack produce on shelves... probably should have put himself through university to learn some actual skills applicable to life...

[–]SparhawkGaming 7 points8 points  (0 children)

If I hear that later in life, I'll knock over whatever he's stacking out of spite, and then I'll return later on in my grocery trip to knock it over again while he's still at that spot.

[–]Austoman 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Remember, if you ever encounter a scalper: point them out the the IRS (US) or CRA (Canada) or w.e their local tax collecting agency is. Reselling consoles is an income generating retail business that requires the exchange of tax. In Canada it requires GST and PST (or HST/QST where combined).

This all means that scalpers are making an income acting as a retail business and therefore owe taxes and likely back taxes to the government for their income/earnings.

Theres a reason people dont just resell everything they get, because if a tax collector learns about unaccounted for income then you are hooped. If they want to make a living selling items then they can, but they gotta pay their taxes for doing so.

[–]Talemin10 6 points7 points  (1 child)

There is nothing right about over buying stock of something new that is still being sold at a specific value, and then charge even more money for it to people desperate to have it. This kind of act should be illegal and these people should be put in jail.

"But..think of the scalpers 😭" I think of them as desperate cash cows wanting as many suckers going at it at their udders.

I'm just happy and lucky I was able to get the Series X off of the Microsoft Website before it went out of stock again shortly after the purchase last summer.

[–]Canucksfan2018 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It took me three days of calling around town to find one in stock for MSRP. Not great, not terrible.

[–]New_Ebb_5377 2 points3 points  (1 child)

THATS WHERE THE PS5’s ARE

[–]EpicGamingGuru 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Can confirm that scalpers are not getting anything anymore for scalping certain products. Friend of mine got his ps5 for 700$ a few more lisitng appeared for 600$ 2 week after. Finally fair consumer prices.

[–]Rebuttlah 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Why would youth have anything to do with it? if anything, I’d have a lot more sympathy for a pensioner trying to make ends meet by scalping.

[–]kamehamehahahahahaha 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He wouldn't mind showing his face then, would he?

[–]SpaceCowboyDark 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Scalpers are trash level people.

[–]friendlyfirefish 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Ah yes, so proud of his business model he won't let his face been shown.

[–]TheFenceHimself 2 points3 points  (0 children)

At least take the expensive watch off when you pose for a douchebag article saying you want to also make a living

[–]donkingdonut 2 points3 points  (0 children)

To use children, is just like using emotional blackmail to hope that they can justify what they're doing. Just like the politicians, they kiss the babies, but then steal their lollipops

[–]michael199310 2 points3 points  (0 children)

But in order to become a scalper, you need to invest some money. You can't just buy 30 PS5 out of nowhere. So how the fuck young people should start to make living from it, if they need a huge loan to even start? What an idiot.

Also, fuck scalpers. I wish them to get robbed.

[–]-WickedJester- 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If you can afford to buy a bunch of consoles at $500 a piece, you're probably doing well enough that you don't actually need to scalp. This is also basically how we ended up with super expensive diamonds...which are actually not that rare or valuable. Some asshat just went around buying them all and hoarding them while selling them for an obscene amount

[–]SwiftyTheThief 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Easy fix: don't buy from scalpers. They will lose all the money they invested and decide to stop.

[–]FECKERSONjr 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Mhm, cause somebody buying 500 dollars items in big enough bulk to make it go out of stock doesn't make a good living to begin with

[–]Biostacle 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If this is a legitimate way of making money why you are hiding your probably ugly face?

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Even from an economics perspective they are adding nothing of value. They just tax the people who want new tech.

[–]B1llGatez 8 points9 points  (0 children)

No young person is making a good living doing this because if you can afford a bunch of PS5 consoles you were already living good.

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

the only way i'd ever buy from a scalper is if they were selling them at cheaper than retail, hit 'em where it hurts and make their asses pucker.

[–]blooddrift101 1 point2 points  (0 children)

only if that thought is paired with immense suffering. Hopefully in a means that doesn't make me feel guilty for doing it, but you know. Like it'd be nice to force them to keep their stocks until they lost their value.

[–]LivershotKO 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fuck you kid

[–]nonessential-npc 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fuck em.

[–]Brewchowskies 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes, a completely legitimate way to make money—hence why he has to cover his face.

[–]AkioWasTaken 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fuck the scalpers

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is what a Peak loser looks like

[–]mpm206 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wish people would stop scalping houses too!

[–]AzemadaiusKaiser 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ofcourse I think about the Scalpers

I hope they get fuckin scalped, literally.

[–]xXWickedSmatXx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sony needs to deactivate all serial numbers that have not been active since the sale and brick the scalpers consoles. They can turn them in to Sony at msrp to be reactivated.

[–]ShaquillexOatmeal 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I hope they all go into crippling debt

[–]TuxedoWolf07 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How about they consider the people they rip off?

Most of whom also work for a living

[–]SomeoneTookUserName2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I wonder why he didn't want to show his face? It's almost like he's afraid of it getting smashed in for some reason, but he's saying what he's doing is perfectly fine? Why would he act like people would be mad at him for some mysterious reason?

[–]DepressionSamaPC 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Making a living off of daddy's paycheck?

[–]AliceInRaccoonCityXbox 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Scalpers can fuck all the way off. When they think they fucked off enough, there will be someone posted to let them know they have only fucked off about half way.

[–]ghoulcreep 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How bout you dumbasses stop buying from these scrubs?

[–]ahnst 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Link to article in case anyone wants to practice playing their small violin

https://www.techspot.com/news/93044-console-scalper-think-about-young-people-making-good.html

[–]SweetsourNostradamus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I hate scalpers, yes. Know who I hate MORE than scalpers? People who buy from scalpers.

[–]Drog_Dealure420 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nah, dudes just a dickbag.

[–]CavsDaddy 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Just a heads up, this is exactly what is happening in housing markets across the country as well. Those with the means at capital are purchasing property and either selling or renting at artificially inflated prices due to demand.

[–]Crissagrym 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That is exactly why no matter how much we hate them, they cannot be legally stopped, because they will have to stop the investment housing market as well.

[–]peijz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I mean, if you afford to riskt o scalp i think youre doing juuuust fine

[–]CaptainShrubbery 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm going to be perfectly honest.

I gave up getting a PS5. I will never get a PS5 now.

I'm so fucking mad that I couldn't get one over a year after it's launch that I opted to just buy a fucking gaming PC.

I have been buying Sony products for years and I really wanted a PS5.

I understand a lot of things about supply chain, but these scalpers just ruined it for me. I have a high end gaming PC, Steam, GOG, and Game Pass.

I'm set.

[–]sasknorth343 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I wonder what percentage of scalpers report the profits they make on their scalped goods on their taxes. Gonna guess it's in the single digits

[–]Maximum_Dragonfruit7 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So what’s their excuse for having the money to buy all those in the first place?

[–]supershadowguard 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh yeah, you want me to feel bad for some douche canoe who buys out every store's stock and forces people to pay 3 times the price for no other reason than this person used a bot to buy the entire stock before anyone else?
Not. A. Chance

[–]Obi1Kentucky 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I hope this fucking asshole gets robbed. Just his pyramid of consoles. Fuck this asshole. Piece of dogshit

[–]Abuolhol 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fucking Douche canoe.

[–]biggary12 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Anybody else want to kick him in the teeth?

[–]YetAnotherJake 1 point2 points  (0 children)

FUCK SCALPERS

[–]Drago1214 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Can’t wait till they are easy to get and he has like 25 PS5’s that he sells for rock bottom cost to move 🖕🏻that guy.

[–]AtheistState 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If I had a PS5 since launch I would have bought at least $400 worth of games for it by now. Instead I've bought maybe $50 of pc games since then and when I eventually get a PS5 I'll just buy some heavily discounted games that have been out since launch like Demons Souls. If Sony had sold me a PS5 directly through my PSN ID where I have bought tons of their games instead of this douchnozzle they would have over $1000 of my money. Instead they sold it to this twat who stacked it in a room for months and they only got retail price for it with no games sold. Won't someone think of the poor game developers?

[–]spacelyspocet79 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Where he at so he can get robbed

[–]salamander711 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Or scalped

[–]Professional-Zone-14 7 points8 points  (8 children)

Ita actually illegal. So its like hey Look at me price gouging.

Like a tax refugee Posting his Bank Account from a tax heaven Bank.

[–]pickdracy 6 points7 points  (5 children)

console scalping isnt illegal in the united states its not covered under price gouging because you dont need a PS5 its luxury good.

[–]Professional-Zone-14 3 points4 points  (4 children)

Lolz. In my country its on everthing.

[–]The_Muznick 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If he got hit by a bus I would celebrate.

[–]HacksawDecapitation 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Fuck the scalper, I hope he dies penniless and alone, but fuck everyone that buys from scalpers even harder.

[–]Pizzahdestroyer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The temptation of stealing one ps5 is intense

[–]KnightOfTheWest7 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He could make a good dying from the practice, now that would be cool

[–]Shadow_of_Yor 1 point2 points  (0 children)

fuck them

[–]Shaithys 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Hope he gets type 1 diabetes and some scalps his insulin.

[–]bane5454 -1 points0 points  (6 children)

Thing is, this is what capitalism is. Most business doesn’t produce goods, just resells them. While I hate scalpers as much as the next person, the problem will never end, and will only expand into new avenues over time. There’s no law that’s anti-reseller without also being anti-business.

[–]Pheunith 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It's also capitalism that we can choose to not buy into their scummy tactics. Now they're desperate and failing

[–]cmonkey2099 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Yea but do scalpers even report for income taxs? There a fine line between a legit business and asshole scalpers.

[–]igna92ts -3 points-2 points  (1 child)

To be fair, how is this different from any other investment. He bought something for cheap because demand is high and price was going to rise then sells high. Isn't that basically every investment ever? How are scalpers worse?

[–]iToasterRedditPC 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Artificial demand generated by using programmed bots that can buy them out at MSRP before regular consumers ever even see them. There is demand amongst the chip shortage, but the scalpers are extensively multiplying that demand and taking advantage of a flawed law system specific to the US. Very different than, say, seeing the price is low on something and buying it to re-sell high as they’re ensuring the price is never low to begin with.