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Count Dookula
11-17-2004, 09:58 PM
I live in the NY area, and I happen to live in some proximity to one of this website's sponsors. Their latest advertising post can be seen here (http://sirstevesguide.com/news/?m=show&id=30742). This sponsor also operates a storefront in addition to their e-tail website. On repeated occassions, I have seen employees from this website/store walking the aisles of toy stores in my area, buying up Star Wars figures as well as store exclusives. They are also marking these items up at a signifigant premium. For instance, they are offering the Toys R Us exclusive Y-Wing for $49.99.

So my question is: does the management of this website know that their sponsors, specifically http://www.ToyWiz.com, are in fact scalping?

InsaneJediGirl
11-18-2004, 09:19 PM
If you think they are scalping just dont buy from them.Its the consumers who fuel the scalping instead of thinking correctly and saying "Hmm..I can get this cheaper through trading/another website".

SirSteve
11-19-2004, 02:17 AM
Exactly...

Count Dookula
11-19-2004, 02:44 AM
I don't do business with these people. The question I am asking is an ethical one. Is it ethical or proper for a collecting site such as this one to accept financial support from a company that is engaged in these kinds of collector unfriendly practices?

2-1B
11-19-2004, 03:15 AM
Somebody has to pay the bills and I'd rather come here for free, so I don't have a problem with Steve accepting their business.

Rebo's_Guitarist
11-19-2004, 09:06 AM
Here here.

Kidhuman
11-19-2004, 11:32 AM
Somebody has to pay the bills and I'd rather come here for free, so I don't have a problem with Steve accepting their business.

Amen Caesar. I dont buy from any of those companies, so it doesnt matter. I know I would use them if i had a site.

El Chuxter
11-19-2004, 01:09 PM
Actually, the site is sponsored by cannibals and headhunters, not scalpers. :p

mabudonicus
11-19-2004, 04:13 PM
Arrrrr and PIRATES :Pirate:

Yearrrrrgh!!!!

And it's endorsed by The DEUCE a.k.a. 21- "take care sir" B

:beard:

darthvyn
11-24-2004, 07:44 PM
and otters, and bears, and sloth's... OH, MY!

Deoxyribonucleic
11-24-2004, 10:06 PM
...and lesbians!











WOKKA WOKKA WOKKA!

Kidhuman
11-24-2004, 10:36 PM
And Muppets

Turbowars
11-25-2004, 12:07 AM
I don't know about most of the sponsors here, but I know Brian will never see any of my $. There must be plenty of suckers out there because he's still in business. What ever it takes Steve.