And while on the subject of dumb PS3 sellers...

Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by Enigma2K2, Nov 20, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Enigma2K2

    Enigma2K2 Robot In Disguise TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2002
    Posts:
    3,413
    Trophy Points:
    237
    Likes:
    +18
    Ebay:
  2. Brownstreak

    Brownstreak Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2004
    Posts:
    486
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Likes:
    +0
    Scalper got owned by fanboys.
     
  3. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2004
    Posts:
    17,236
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    322
    Likes:
    +30
    Ebay:
    YouTube:
    Yeah, I just don't feel very bad for the scalper.
     
  4. Rhinox

    Rhinox We bring surreal to life

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    1,789
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +5
    Ebay:
    I do. He was assaulted and robbed. That's just not cool.
     
  5. .SentinelPrime Is Dead.

    .SentinelPrime Is Dead. Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2002
    Posts:
    2,219
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    Ha ha, hes going to have a red face in the morning.

    trying to sell the PS3s for 5000 dollars, I would of farted in his face after i maced him.
     
  6. Cheetatron

    Cheetatron Eh

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2002
    Posts:
    4,710
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    I doubt they were fanboys its 10x more likey that they plan on scalping them on ebay where smarter people sell highly coveted consoles.
     
  7. butz

    butz slippery when wet

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2003
    Posts:
    6,904
    Trophy Points:
    211
    Likes:
    +0
    I don't feel too bad for the scalper- only wish more of them could get assualted and robbed.
     
  8. DevilzFan

    DevilzFan CobraIsland.com Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    17,557
    Trophy Points:
    271
    Likes:
    +0
    Yeah, it's always cool to see people get assaulted, or worse, killed, over something as trivial as scalping a game console.

    Where's that giant rolling eyes smiley when you need it?
     
  9. Rhinox

    Rhinox We bring surreal to life

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    1,789
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +5
    Ebay:
    No shit.

    This is a fucking game system, one that will be in every store in the world a year from now. How is it great, awesome, cool, or even acceptable to cheer a guy getting robbed and beaten for a stupid fucking game system?
     
  10. jourdo

    jourdo TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2004
    Posts:
    4,326
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    I feel bad for the guy (seriously). He was assaulted! Regardless if he is scalping or not.

    But why would you be so stupid as to meet two people you don't know at 1:00 in the morning for a $5000 transaction... by yourself? Is common sense that rare?
     
  11. butz

    butz slippery when wet

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2003
    Posts:
    6,904
    Trophy Points:
    211
    Likes:
    +0
    Maybe he was going to send send the profits to some childrens charity or something; then I'd feel bad about what happened to him, but with this information its hard for me to give a rat's ass. He was doing something greedy and got screwed over by the even greedier purchasers he was trying to take advantage of. Don't get me wrong, I hope the dudes who robbed him get busted- they're most certainly assholes, far worse than any scalper.
    As for "only wish more of them could get assualted and robbed." hyperbole, expressing my distaste for their asshole-ish behavior, and not to be taken too seriously, or as a call to arms or anything.
     
  12. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2002
    Posts:
    14,915
    News Credits:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    267
    Likes:
    +29
    Ebay:
    I find this to be just as awful as all the other muggings/shootings, but I don't run many doublestandards. :D 

    And yes, he was -really- dumb. A public place isn't a public place at 1am.
     
  13. peeman

    peeman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2002
    Posts:
    551
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Likes:
    +1
    wasn't in $10,000? if he had 2 ps3's and was selling them at $5000 each, it just makes him stupider thats the first thing i thought when i saw this, sucks for the guy but who the hell meets strangers for a 10,000 grand transaction on their own at 1am
     
  14. Nightrain

    Nightrain Senior Villain

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    10,355
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    267
    Likes:
    +35
    Pepper spray? You feel bad that a man who was scalping electronics at 1 AM was robbed with pepper spray?

    Can we have a little moral perspective here? He got exactly what he deserved for the type of business he involved himself in.
     
  15. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2002
    Posts:
    14,915
    News Credits:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    267
    Likes:
    +29
    Ebay:
    I should add:

    "Feeling bad that assault happened" and "knowing the scalper was a Darwin-ready leadbrained moron" are not mutually exclusive schools of thought. :D 
     
  16. Enigma2K2

    Enigma2K2 Robot In Disguise TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2002
    Posts:
    3,413
    Trophy Points:
    237
    Likes:
    +18
    Ebay:
    I'd have felt sorry for him if he wound up dead...
     
  17. Cheetatron

    Cheetatron Eh

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2002
    Posts:
    4,710
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    Drug Running for Columbian Cartels? No thats not right... Was he smuggling arms for domestic terror groups? not that either... Remind me again how he deserves to be assaulted? Sure he was stupid for not using EBAY but thats about it.
     
  18. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2002
    Posts:
    22,664
    Trophy Points:
    296
    Likes:
    +0
    What's wrong with you people?

    The guy was selling an item and was robbed. Although at an inflated price, it was perfectly LEGAL for him to be selling it. Do you cheer when a store is robbed of items they're selling at higher than MSRP?

    Man, some of you people really are jackasses. You guys aren't the ones paying the high prices, and if you wait you can get a retail priced unit. So what's with the whole "he deserved it" schtick?

    Get over your high and mighty selves.
     
  19. butz

    butz slippery when wet

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2003
    Posts:
    6,904
    Trophy Points:
    211
    Likes:
    +0
    I'd say exactly what he deserved was to not be able to make any money off of the units he hoarded- somewhere between his greed and stupidity he got mugged with pepper spray at 1 a.m.
     
  20. rattrap007

    rattrap007 Insert witty comment here TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2002
    Posts:
    14,885
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    297
    Likes:
    +37
    Guy is an idiot.. Fine if you wanna scalp the thing but doing it by yourself, at 1 am, in a parking lot, is asking for trouble. If I was going to sell one I'd get a few people together that I know (like KidDynamite) and pay them $100 each to watch my back for about 20 minutes. And I'd do it in a heavily trafficked area during the day.. or near some cops.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page