Originally Posted by HPE1000
It's always something I feel like saying but don't bother to because it wont change a thing. I notice on most websites classifieds sections people usually give other members great deals when they no longer want something but on geekhack everyone seems to just have the mindset that you should pay up if you really want it.
There are definitely people like that, people who will charge more for a used product that has obvious signs of wear simply because it's less common. I've spoken out against it and some of the other older members who I respect a ton have as well, but there are still those who think you should never lose money and that all costs from previous purchases, including shipping costs, should be carried over to the buyer.
I get charging a fair price for something you put a ton of work into, like the key cap pullers and case/wrist wrest combo I'm selling or some of the awesome USB conversions and so on other people sell, but there are way too many people there who add nothing of value to an object and decide it's worth more because they decided so. Maybe one day that will change.
Unfortunately, the only other decent sized English speaking mechanical keyboard communities are Deskthority, which is largely European, slow moving, and, frankly, a bit cold, an /r/mechanicalkeyboards, which is mainly pictures of stock, boring keyboards with little good information and a ton of ripster ego stroking while bashing other communities.Edited by nubbinator - 11/19/13 at 7:54pm