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To think it's cunty to buy up popular toys then flog em on eBay for several x the price??

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GaryShitpeas Sun 30-Nov-14 20:32:57

There are a few things my dc want for Christmas that are sold out everywhere. So I've looked online and I've seen them all on eBay (on buy it now) for loads more than they cost in the shops

I think it's grabby, vile and morally reprehensible. Cashing in on children. wtf

Mind you I also blame the manufacturers to some extent as I suspect they deliberately don't release new stock to create hype. And also the parents that are blithely handing over their money to these cunts are dipshits as well

Patrickstarisabadbellend Sun 30-Nov-14 20:34:30

My cousin did this with xbox ones last year. She made a fortune and it paid for all of her Christmas.

Squeegle Sun 30-Nov-14 20:35:05

People will say, that's market forces etc etc
But I agree with you
It's greedy and selfish

SoMuchForSubtlety Sun 30-Nov-14 20:36:58

If it was something essential like food I would agree with you. But toys hmm

carabos Sun 30-Nov-14 20:38:51

Not so much "cunty" hmm as "entrepreneurial" imo.

LuisSuarezTeeth Sun 30-Nov-14 20:40:01

I'm guessing they don't do it to annoy you personally.

It's someone trying to earn a living, maybe to pay for their own children's presents?

I'm sure I could be wrong. Thinking out loud I guess?

Hoppinggreen Sun 30-Nov-14 20:40:08

Agree with somuch
Parents have a choice, we are not talking food or nappies!!
It's a piece of plastic shite ( probably) if you can't afford it don't buy it.

LadyLuck10 Sun 30-Nov-14 20:41:45

Oh what a shamehmm
It's toys not essentials.

CupidStuntSurvivor Sun 30-Nov-14 20:42:12

It is a bit cunty though.

TheFairyCaravan Sun 30-Nov-14 20:42:54

Yep, cunty, greedy and grabby imo.

But why do the manufacturers not make more? They know what is going to be popular so make more. You watch come January, it'll all be back on the shelves.

WD41 Sun 30-Nov-14 20:43:27


Parents have had the same opportunity to buy this stuff as the people who buy it to put on eBay, presumably the latter have just been more organised to snap it up in time

It's non essential items and nobody is forcing anybody to buy it, more fool those who do

noddyholder Sun 30-Nov-14 20:43:53

Bizness innit

AryaUnderfoot Sun 30-Nov-14 20:45:20

Some people are just really grabby and vile - it's in their nature.

I knew someone who would buy an outfit for a Christmas party, wear it the next day and then take it back to the shop for a refund a day later saying they 'didn't like it'.

This is obviously not an uncommon thing - our local Phase Eight stockist will now not give a refund unless the product is either noticeably faulty or has ALL the original tags left in.

I just can't be arsed to try and rip people off like this, and I don't know if I could live with myself either.

I know someone else who buys really massive boxes full of polystyrene cups from Costco, splits them into strips of 20 cups and then sells them on ebay for a miniscule profit. Life is just too short....

Mintyy Sun 30-Nov-14 20:45:26

Completely and utterly 100% cunty.

Ditto with theatre/gig tickets.

Totally utterly foul grabby capitalism at its worst.

RaisingMen Sun 30-Nov-14 20:46:26

It is cunty. If they don't want them, they shouldn't buy them. A lot of people can't afford the inflated prices, so their children have to go without. It really fucks me off. Business or not, I couldn't do it.

Gawjushun Sun 30-Nov-14 20:47:17

Yeah, it's cunty and money grabbing, but it's not like the shelves in stores are bare. Just get them something else.

GaryShitpeas Sun 30-Nov-14 20:51:23

Nah it's definitely fucking horrible I think

There is a £30 quid doll going for £150. Pure greed.

I'm all for people being entrepreneurial and making their own money etc. I'm self employed myself. But IMO buying up loads of stock in shops purely to sell on at vastly inflated prices just isn't right

OttiliaVonBCup Sun 30-Nov-14 20:52:42

Manufacturers sell the tat toys at inflated prices to start with.
What was is for plastic palace?

Ratracerunner Sun 30-Nov-14 20:52:48

I agree, it's grabby, but they're not cashing in on the children, they're cashing in on the parents. Who feel under enormous pressure to get everything on the list in case it 'ruins' Christmas.
And in the main, most parents will pay up, unfortunately.

GaryShitpeas Sun 30-Nov-14 20:53:00

Oh agree mintyy re the gig tickets, that's vile as well

Mintyy Sun 30-Nov-14 20:54:29

Its pure cuntiness.

If it weren't so shameful and scummy I would be lolling at some of the replies defending it on here. As it is I am horrified.

GaryShitpeas Sun 30-Nov-14 20:54:42

I agree ratrace if the parents weren't buying (I certainly won't be! ) the sellers wouldn't try and sell. so not sure who irritates me the most tbh

GaryShitpeas Sun 30-Nov-14 20:55:17

And me too mintyy re the pps defending it hmm

Aethelfleda Sun 30-Nov-14 20:56:37

I suppose some people feel it's OK to do that because they own a scarce resource, and no-one is MAKING people buy them... it's a bit grotty, but that's the capitalist free market, innit....

Mintyy Sun 30-Nov-14 20:57:24

Yeah, and the capitalist free market is equally cunty imvho.

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