Does This Make Me A Bad Person?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by TheIronBot, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. TheIronBot

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    Hi! Someone is selling a Generations Metroplex near me... for $25 bucks... i dont plan to say "hey' thats worth 8 times that!" If they get back to me im gonna hand them the $25 and be on my way... is that bad?
     
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    Depends on whether they could know, I think. If it were a young child, for instance, I would personally feel very bad about not paying them something closer to the real value. If it should be someone who for whatever reason couldn't be bothered to look up the actual value I wouldn't really worry about it.
     
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    -Do they know what it's worth and just want to dump it?
    -Are they clueless and just want to sell a big toy?
    -Is it stolen?
     
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    Yes, there's that too. If there's any reason to suspect they stole it don't touch it.
     
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    "If it's too good to be true, it probably is."
     
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    I carry a taser to every classifieds purchase I make.


    It's their fault. Good score.
     
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    i got the jackie estacado "darkness" figure for two bucks at a flea market, when it was selling for $78 on ebay....

    but this is fishy.....bring backup....
     
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    Hey dog, don't give away your bones.

    Never know sometimes/next time you may get boned.

    Saying that always nice to be a good dogey.
     
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    If you think its dangerous i wont. It sounds like they are just to lazy to look it up as the title was "big Transformers"
     
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    No and...

    Go with your parents.
     
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    Not for 25 bucks, don't think it is a hustle... It is most likely a mum or dad trying to clear their kids toys to make space... Probably only paid 40 for it from costco originally.

    Obviously exercise caution and safety but i don't think you need to be overly suspicious.
     
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    Okay, thanks! Im always careful with this stuff, meet in a public place ect, but i just wanted to make sure its not an obvious set up.
     
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    The go with your parents is the best advice here. When you meet, bring 25 but offer 20
     
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    Yeah, that is good. If you are young take your parents. Think safety etc, but chances are still it is just a good deal...
     
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    my choice of words were poor. sorry about that. like everyone else is saying, be careful, just in case. its always better safe than sorry.
     
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    For sure. Thanks guys!
     
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    Love the bring 25 then offer 20 part.

    Yes. Learn how to haggle at an early age.

    You know every time I met a new person locally, it always scared me a little.

    Brown man buying toys from random guy parked in public. Whenever they take the toy out of their trunk, car seat glove compartment... I always imagine the worst and we get stopped by a cop. Worst is when I bought a missing part and it came in a baggie.
     
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    I'm not a big fan of judging or labeling people "bad people." Instead I would say, if your conscience aggrieves you about something, then carefully consider what you do, and if possible, try to make behavioral adjustments that make you feel more like you're doing what you truly believe to be the right thing according to your values. Examining one's conscience is laudable imho.

    I'd also be, as others have pointed out, concerned about safety and the possibility of stolen goods. Take care. Be careful.
     
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    Definitely worth listening to your inner voice and gut. If you have ANY reservations about the deal, it might not be worth persuing. Not saying anything specific about this particular deal, it might be legit, but people have "gut feelings" for a reason. :) 
     
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    Ebay:
    For such a great deal, I'd give them the full $25. If they're already unintentionally ripping themselves off, don't rip them off any further, especially if you're going to turn around and flip the figure.

    In situations like this, I'll offer the full amount. If someone tells them "I can give you [full amount] but can't pick it up until Friday" and you offer them less on Wednesday, they might just wait for the full amount. If you make the offer in person right before the transaction, they'll feel pressured to take the deal right there (which I know is the point) and they'll be left with a bad taste in their mouth thinking that they should have stayed firm. ESPECIALLY if they find out later that it was worth more. It's already an incredible deal. On top of that, you could always say to let you know if they have any other figures for sale. If they had a good experience selling to you, and they offer figures for super cheap, then they might just go straight to you next time with some awesome deals. Think long-term.
    If it's a figure I already own, I'll probably tell them that it's worth a bit more. Not a TON more, because I want them to be able to unload it, but enough for them to make more of a profit. I'm sure they could EASILY get, what, $75 for it? If it's complete and works?
     
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