NOTE: Regarding "scalpers" and "scalping"

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  1. Kickback

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    Posting in someone's thread calling them a "scalper" or accusing them of "scalping" will be considered flaming/trolling, and will result in an infraction for those participating in the conversation.

    Scalping is not determined by you or by me, but by the individual that is interested in purchasing the item. Yeah, you may have been able to buy a Sunstorm or a Shockwave from Target for $4.99 ... but to someone in Australia, that set may be worth $50 and they would be happy to pay that.

    Cool? Cool.
     
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    To further clarify our position:

    TFW2005 allows members to promote their sale of personal items. We are not "price police", meaning we don't care what you're selling item A, B, or C for, as long as it's Transformers or Transformers related, as is the focus of this entire message board.

    If someone has a question on the worth of an item, they should ask about it in the Transformers Toy Discussion. But calling someone out on these boards and calling them a scalper can be seen as flaming/trolling, thus we have to put our foot down on that.

    That doesn't mean we're promoting "scalping" or "protecting" people that may be scalping, all we're saying is that members have a right to post on these boards and not be insulted/harassed/trolled because of what they post, or in the case of a sales thread, what they price their items at.

    You know if they're scalping. They know if they're scalping. But we, as a site, will not take a stance on it either way. We just want healthy discussion between fans of Transformers, and that's it.
     

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