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To make money out of the christmas rush?

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SinCity Mon 13-Oct-08 14:42:08

I'm considering buying a few nintendo wiis and DS's whilst they're still in stock and then selling them on ebay in december.

I know its 'morally wrong' but if people are prepared to pay it, is it wrong to take advantage?

AbbaFan Mon 13-Oct-08 14:44:39

I wouldn't - you may find people can't afford inflated prices this year, and they will just wait.

shinyshoes Mon 13-Oct-08 14:47:08

I don't see anything wrong with it. We all need to make money, you're not stealing or hurting anyone are you?!

If people don't want to pay it they won't but if they feel the need to pay 300% on something because their child must have it then it's their problem.

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Mon 13-Oct-08 14:48:08

LOL we have a wii and a wii fit board. We are considering ebaying it nearer to x-mas if people start getting all silly about them like they did last year and buying a new one when all the fuss settles down.

SinCity Mon 13-Oct-08 14:48:56

Thanks I wouldn't put it up for anything daft...just the starting price of £180 and if people want to pay more than that then that's their problem, right?

ninedragons Mon 13-Oct-08 14:49:25

It's not morally wrong, it's capitalism.

But only do it if (a) you are sure that Nintendo won't have upped production after having been caught out last year and (b) you are positive that people will still be willing to buy big-ticket presents this year. Personally I wouldn't bet on either of these, but there's nothing immoral in what you're proposing.

expatinscotland Mon 13-Oct-08 14:49:30

in this recession, you may find yourself stuck with some WIIs adn DS's.

shinyshoes Mon 13-Oct-08 14:49:56

Just leave a Wii on the shop shelf for me wink

SinCity Mon 13-Oct-08 14:52:37

lol! well I bought our christmas wii back in August...didn't want to risk the 'christmas rush', ironic eh!?

shinyshoes Mon 13-Oct-08 14:55:10

I am left with the dilema of buying the children's Wii now and being skint til the end of the month OR buying it payday in November, cutting it fine me thinks.

what to do?

hifi Mon 13-Oct-08 14:56:51

my sister bought one on friday, they had 6 left. she went back 2 hours later and they had all gone. so yes do it.the new ipods in pink and blue would be a good bet aswell.

DaisySteiner Mon 13-Oct-08 15:01:46

Bit of a gamble, what if nobody wants them?

mayorquimby Mon 13-Oct-08 15:02:53

it's not morally wrong that's the beauty of capitalism and a free market.but i have a feeling that you are targetting the wrong products and could be left out of pocket.they've been out for a year now and marketted to hell.getting a ds is no problem and the wii is in stock everywhere and loads on e-bay as some people get bored of them very quick so anyone with any foresight will be getting theirs now to have under the tree.

expatinscotland Mon 13-Oct-08 15:14:27

i bought DD1's DS Lite back in August, too.

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Mon 13-Oct-08 15:38:51

Oh is there gonna be a mad rush for ds' too?
I wonder if dd would mind ebaying hers and she can buy a new one later? hmm

Can you tell I'm skint? lol. Of course I wouldn't really ebay dd1's ds. Unless of course she wanted to but any money she made on it would be hers.

rebelmum1 Mon 13-Oct-08 15:47:53

I don't think it's immoral but I'm not so sure people will go mad this year.

rebelmum1 Mon 13-Oct-08 15:49:01

shesells.. she might mislay it though eh wink

notsoteenagemum Mon 13-Oct-08 15:53:23

Oh bum!

<<scurrys off to buy a wii for dc before they're all bought buy money-making
e-bayers>>
YANBU if I can get one.
YABU if I can't.grin

rebelmum1 Mon 13-Oct-08 15:55:15

You could buy up all the mary outfits instead..

bonkerz Mon 13-Oct-08 15:57:54

we bought our xmas wii last week, got a good deal too, WII, 2 remotes and 2 numchucks, accessory pack with golf club etc, 4 games, charger plus base fan stand for £280!!

scaryteacher Mon 13-Oct-08 16:09:29

Have bought ds's PS3 for Christmas already - wanted to avoid the price hype and unavailability that strikes near Christmas.

Twiglett Mon 13-Oct-08 16:11:28

Nintendo don't get 'caught out'. Nintendo have a very savvy marketing strategy

hifi Mon 13-Oct-08 16:12:54

bonkerz, where was your package from?

FioFio Mon 13-Oct-08 16:13:25

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bonkerz Mon 13-Oct-08 16:29:17

amazon!!!!!!

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