Nah, pretty sure these people deserve to be marked for everybody to see, so shops can refuse to allow them to purchase anything.
@Empshok, yep. Cause the real “middleman” is Game Stop, Best Buy, Walmart, Target etc. they don’t make the game system, they are just retailers who sell them. Want a creative solution? Brick every console that can be verified sold to a scalper and only have the console work if the system was confirm sold at less than retail. Then once they have sold their entire scalped inventory you black list them from ever having an account
@Empshok, if you resell a ticket at a lower price is it still scalping? I once had a ticket delivery from a third party online not be delivered and so I went to the game to see if I could scalp a ticket and ran into the fan club. They gave me a membership card to their group that was essentially a lifetime ticket which gave me halfway line seats 3rd row back for £30 on the condition I gave back the card once I was inside. I got my money back from the online 3rd party which was around $350 and had the best time ever cheering with the fanclub and getting sloshed.
@Empshok, I used to work for target in electronics and some of the worst people we had were resellers. I wish we could have refused them.
@troubled panda, I work for Target now and we're having an issue right now with sports card resellers. Every couple days, a group of guys comes in to try to clean us out, and every time, my manager tells them off. Since the sports cards are 3rd party, everything we have is on the floor, nothing in the backroom. Now the system limits sports cards to 3 per person.
@PsychedelicCow, at least resellers can’t get tax free anymore.
@troubled panda, when I started working for them in 2016, I was told to refuse anyone with a "reseller certificate" or anything of the like, so I know Target has closed loopholes for resellers for awhile, unlike some other retailers.
@PsychedelicCow, I remember that change. We celebrated. In 2012 we had to sell to them tax free and no limit on items. Was horrible.
Meanwhile I'm still playing games on my PS3
@Sexy Homunculus, and I'm playing a PS1 emulator! Silent Hill is actually more frustrating than frightening, so thank God Gamefaqs.com exists
If you have bots buying out everything before anyone else has a chance, you're a bastard
How bout you dipshjts just stop buying from them
Not saying scalpers aren't bad, but I never see people bad mouth the people buying the items and creating the market. If people would stop paying the scalper prices then there wouldn't be scalpers.
@jconnor1, But they didn't necessarily create the market. The market was there at the release of the product. While I agree they shouldn't buy it to perpetuate scalping, you can't put the blame more on them than the resellers, who are manipulating the market.
Scalpers are the anal polyps of people. End of story.
Oh boo hoo r they upset because we call them scümbags for buying all the systems and then selling them for double or triple the price... then don’t be scümbags u know who else shouldn’t get bad press cops that give u tickets on Christmas yea they’re just doing their jobs