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Price gouging on gasoline in America is against the law, atleast in my state. This should be too IMHO.

Outlawing price gouging is always a bad idea. What you want to outlaw is price fixing, not gouging.

For example, during natural disasters, people would sell bottled water at $15 per bottle. Some people would see that and outlaw it- guess what the effect of that is? The guy selling it at $15 per bottle is no longer going to load up his van with water from the local grocery stores and drive hours to where it's needed. Now the people who could at least get a bottle of overpriced water if they were desperate don't get any at all.

Price gouging is a necessary evil. The alternative is ebayers just buying and reselling the cards for probably even higher prices... or the cards just being out of stock so nobody can buy them. I'm noticing Newegg is still selling out of models despite the pricing.
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Outlawing price gouging is always a bad idea. What you want to outlaw is price fixing, not gouging.

For example, during natural disasters, people would sell bottled water at $15 per bottle. Some people would see that and outlaw it- guess what the effect of that is? The guy selling it at $15 per bottle is no longer going to load up his van with water from the local grocery stores and drive hours to where it's needed. Now the people who could at least get a bottle of overpriced water if they were desperate don't get any at all..

That is the stupidest thing I have ever read!

How do you sleep at night?
 
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post #33 of 151
They can't gouge when Alternate.de / Alternate.nl, Mindfactory, Komplett, and Scan & OCUK are over in Europe.

Also import duties/taxes are damn high over in Europe
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post #34 of 151
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That is the stupidest thing I have ever read!

How do you sleep at night?

You would rather people not have water at all then overpay for it? How do YOU sleep at night?
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They can't gouge when Alternate.de / Alternate.nl, Mindfactory, and Scan & OCUK are over in Europe.

Also import duties/taxes are damn high over in Europe

The gouging would only happen if inventory is running out fast- that doesn't seem to be the case in Europe for R9 cards at the moment, so they should have reasonable prices.
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You would rather people not have water at all then overpay for it? How do YOU sleep at night?

You're trying to justify profiting off the misfortune of others. That is despicable.
 
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Get you amd cards for cheap while you can in Europe. Newegg is drooling over the chance to overcharge a whole new continent.
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Whilst I look forward to paying the high amd gpu prices, can anyone clarify if this thread is true? The link doesnt even work and neweggs website says it only ships to US?
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Whilst I look forward to paying the high amd gpu prices, can anyone clarify if this thread is true? The link doesnt even work and neweggs website says it only ships to US?


Huh. I guess they retracted it. I can promise you it was a real article. I first saw it on facebook.

 

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You're trying to justify profiting off the misfortune of others. That is despicable.

To be clear- you would literally rather people be severely dehydrated, possibly dangerously, then have some guy take advantage of the situation?

If I was in that situation, I would really hope someone does charge me $15 a bottle instead of not being able to get anything.
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To be clear- you would literally rather people be severely dehydrated, possibly dangerously, then have some guy take advantage of the situation?

If I was in that situation, I would really hope someone does charge me $15 a bottle instead of not being able to get anything.

To be clear, you would rather profit from the misfortune of others, rather than just help someone in need?

I'd rather someone fill their van with water and just help people. Not think "oh there is money to be made here, GOLD MINE!"

See the difference?
 
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