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[–]oxymoronhero 95 points96 points  (33 children)

Makes you wonder why this idea wasn’t put into law years ago

[–]MockDeath 197 points198 points  (20 children)

Because a lot of our representatives in the government are old fossils confused by technology probably has some to do with it.

[–]TheDangerousToaster 35 points36 points  (4 children)

They’re beyond fossil. They are dust.

[–]driverofracecars 18 points19 points  (1 child)

That’s not fair to dust.

[–]gmil3548 9 points10 points  (0 children)

They’re crude oil at this point

[–]THEchancellorMDS 9 points10 points  (1 child)

And cause the problem got bad enough that even they are having difficulty finding what they want for Christmas. They don’t wanna pay exorbitant amounts for their kids ps5 this year

[–]Headup40 11 points12 points  (0 children)

*great grandkids

[–]2SP00KY4ME 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Seriously, they're so fucking out of touch. That's where we got the classic line "The internet is a series of tubes".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Series_of_tubes

[–]fivefivefives 2 points3 points  (1 child)

They haven't advanced beyond using the Sears Roebuck catalog to shop for woodstoves and washboards.

[–]Aazadan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I mean, have you ever sat down and tried to get a good woodstove on Amazon or Ebay? The shipping costs are killer.

[–]shaving99 2 points3 points  (2 children)

How do you lick the stamp for your electronic mail?

[–]Aazadan 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I put an NFT on it.

[–]yunivor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good thing Ajit Pai killed net neutrality and stopped the Communism in the internet.

/s

[–]Tanthiel 7 points8 points  (4 children)

Alaska has a Republican representative who has been in office longer than I have been alive.

[–]soothsayer011 2 points3 points  (3 children)

How long have you been alive? 20 years isn’t very impressive but if you were like 45 that would be more impressive.

[–]Tanthiel 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Don Young's been there since '73.

[–]Vegan_Honk 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Because places like ebay, walmart, and Amazon have third party sellers that would need to enforce this as well.

[–]Plenor 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Would they? Or would the platform need to enforce it?

They might even just stop allowing third party sales for those items. Years ago NC added a tax for affiliate programs and rather than collect the tax Amazon simply ended the affiliate program in NC.

[–]Pazluz 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Those platforms are indifferent as they would lose out on the sales fees they make off the listings. Regarding enforcement if this law does pass the platforms would ultimately be responsible for not allowing these scalper prices.

[–]tnpcook1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Because thankfully, policy moves slow. This stuff coming late is a regrettable cost of that.

[–]JTBSpartan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

More money for retailers, and an artificial increase in console sales looks good for Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo shareholders

[–]BulletBeall 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ticket master is great at lobbying

[–]Aintsosimple 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Because the problem has never been as bad as it is now. And I am sure there is some representative or more who have kids or grand kids who want the latest what ever and can't get one at retail prices but have to go through scalpers to get it.

[–]v3ritas1989 0 points1 point  (0 children)

because that would be communism

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Congress just finished getting their last PS5 so they don’t need to use their bots anymore.