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  1. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    It's not very well known but colored rubbers are still available- not in the US but in other parts of the world.
    I think its really shi**y and downright abusive when forum members list them for sale here at $100-150 which is 6 to 10 times what they cost.
    I could have posted this in a recent thread in the exchange where they are being offered but that's not a cool practice either so I've posted it here in its own thread.
    Caveat Emptor as usual. If you gotta have a set of white rubbers and don't mind paying TEN TIMES what they cost the seller, or don't mind paying someone an $85 premium for green, blue or red that's your value decision.
    I think though that forum members should know when another member is flat out screwing them.
    Especially when the seller hasn't donated to the site...
     
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  2. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    It's getting pretty ridiculous. If people want to scalp, they should go to Ebay or Craigslist.
     
  3. Ecko

    Ecko Team RamRod Staff Member Premium Member

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    Microfiber bags as well. 3 for 10 at the vault then sell 15 each here.
     
  4. i am rich

    i am rich The Silly Collector!

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    Finally someone said something. I thought I was the only one noticing this.



    Pretty Crappy Forum Practice On Replacement Rubbers - 9ehe5egy.jpg

    Obviously it is difficult to prove if a seller waited for the item to be discontinued. Since the nicest items are discontinued.

    But an item that was $10+$3 tax = $13 then sold for $1xx? The price should be at least somewhere close to msrp IMO.

    In that case. It should be forum violation no. 8 for scalping. Otherwise, the forum rule for scalping should be re defined.

    Just my 2 Oakley Penny.
     
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  5. Ecko

    Ecko Team RamRod Staff Member Premium Member

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    To some this forum is a business.
     
  6. nlgrav182

    nlgrav182 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Are any of these scalpers FORCING you to buy their overpriced stuff? No, they are not. Scalping is a forced practice in which an invader grabs your hair and chops of the top of your head. Since this is a seller seeing what the traffic will bear and not chopping off the top of your head, it has no impact on you. It's like if I were to complain that all the Romeos are $600 NIB when they were $315 new, and now I'm mad about it because I want one.
     
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  7. i am rich

    i am rich The Silly Collector!

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    You are correct, they are not forcing me too. Like you said, that is what scalpers do. Buy items for cheap then sell it at a ridiculous price. They don't have to force you, it is still scalping.
     
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  8. Wavecloud

    Wavecloud Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Or maybe they should just keep it!

    Cheats NEVER prosper ;)
     
  9. nlgrav182

    nlgrav182 Oakley Enthusiast

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    To be black or white, yes, it is. There is still a higher standard held by most members, to pass things along at a reasonable price to others that will enjoy it. However, if you see a microbag for $100, it doesn't mean that all things have gone haywire and mutiny is on the horizon, it just means that you're going to keep clicking because the price is ridiculous.

    Good deals always come along eventually, and with finite quantities, it's right place, right time. Sucks for most of us, because if we were in the right place at the right time, we wouldn't be looking for this stuff to begin with.
     
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  10. Dallas O Hog

    Dallas O Hog O.C.D. Oakley Collecting Disorder haha Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    I'm just too poor. I need to sell everything for double what I paid for it haha
     
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