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Re: Feel good story(I do) about Profiteers [Re: Wolf359] #5377114 03/15/20 04:04 PM
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OORRRR, a simpler method that they used in the old days was used corn cobs.
After your done using it at the kitchen table, you stack them neatly in the outhouse to use when you had to do #2.

Another option was the old Sears catalog that was plentiful in homes across N. America.
But considering how few are left in existence, I'd settle for old newspapers/flyers.
....just need to be careful of papercuts.
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Re: Feel good story(I do) about Profiteers [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5377166 03/15/20 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Vern_in_IL
Let the FREE MARKET determine the demand. Somebody buys a 24pack for $200, then SO BE IT.

Government should not interfere with the sales between private parties. Period.


Amen. If I want to pay $8.33 a roll, let me. I have no one to blame but myself. If I don’t like the price, I’ll find a cheaper one.

That being said, I’ll be selling TP for $5 a roll crackmeup


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Re: Feel good story(I do) about Profiteers [Re: madRiver] #5377173 03/15/20 05:25 PM
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I believe in the free market as well, but Amazon is not a public utility and can set its own terms. If said hand sanitizer bros want to invest billions into their own online marketplace, they are free to sell their wares at any price of their choosing.

I’m sure all this excessive disinfecting is just cultivating the next superbug…


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Re: Feel good story(I do) about Profiteers [Re: madRiver] #5377205 03/15/20 05:59 PM
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The hoarder is a selfish, misguided, dirt bag. I hope he gets his comeuppance.

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Re: Feel good story(I do) about Profiteers [Re: dishdude] #5377206 03/15/20 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by dishdude
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I looked on Craigslist for TP. In a nearby town someone was offering 24 roll packs for $200.00.


I couldn't look someone in the eye and sell them a 24 pack of TP for $200. I like to sleep at night.


It's not insulin, it's TP. If some rich people want it and are willing to pay that much for, you can't blame the seller. Especially when there are plenty of alternatives like paper towels or facial tissue. No different from the express toll lanes around here. At peak times it goes over $40 for a ten mile stretch. For a $500/hour lawyer, it's nothing.

Re: Feel good story(I do) about Profiteers [Re: SLO_Town] #5377224 03/15/20 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by SLO_Town
The hoarder is a selfish, misguided, dirt bag. I hope he gets his comeuppance.


In a way he already did. Stuck with a garage full of product he can’t even sell at cost along with some credit card debt.


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Re: Feel good story(I do) about Profiteers [Re: madRiver] #5377231 03/15/20 06:35 PM
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Re: Feel good story(I do) about Profiteers [Re: madRiver] #5377235 03/15/20 06:39 PM
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Re: Feel good story(I do) about Profiteers [Re: mk378] #5377250 03/15/20 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by mk378
Many states have laws against scalping prices of essential goods during a disaster. They are geared mostly to hurricanes, floods, etc.

It is not a free market when one capitalist buys up all of a scarce commodity in order to sell it without competition. That defines a market that is not free.

Right. If many jurisdictions if the population is preparing for a disaster like a hurricane, you can't jack up the prices of gas or say medications or bottled water.. It's illegal.. what this guy did is fundamentally no different... but maybe there are no such laws prohibiting this were he's at. If that's the case he's lucky..

Re: Feel good story(I do) about Profiteers [Re: WagonWheel] #5377270 03/15/20 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by WagonWheel
Originally Posted by SLO_Town
The hoarder is a selfish, misguided, dirt bag. I hope he gets his comeuppance.


In a way he already did. Stuck with a garage full of product he can’t even sell at cost along with some credit card debt.

That's just your assumption.

Where in the article does it state that he has incurred cc debt from his investment?
According to the article he's been binge investing in trends for years and has made a "significant return" from them.
Considering his small investment in these items, I'm almost certain he could afford to give this stuff away without even thinking twice of how it'll affect him financially.


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Re: Feel good story(I do) about Profiteers [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5377276 03/15/20 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Vern_in_IL

Government should not interfere with the sales between private parties. Period.

What if CNN's parent company (a private party) Time Warner decided to buy out Fox (a private party) with plans of shutting it down.. would you be ok with the Feds not intervening? Or is selective interference ok, just not the kind of interference that prohibits you from price gouging during a national emergency?

Re: Feel good story(I do) about Profiteers [Re: madRiver] #5377279 03/15/20 07:26 PM
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Re: Feel good story(I do) about Profiteers [Re: madRiver] #5377283 03/15/20 07:29 PM
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People like these cause panic buying, and then lead to real honest people who buy just enough for personal use to run out.

The gov should really just use emergency law to "draft" these supplies now and then pay them with a 90 days invoice.


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Re: Feel good story(I do) about Profiteers [Re: atikovi] #5377285 03/15/20 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by atikovi
It's not insulin, it's TP. If some rich people want it and are willing to pay that much for, you can't blame the seller. Especially when there are plenty of alternatives like paper towels or facial tissue. No different from the express toll lanes around here. At peak times it goes over $40 for a ten mile stretch. For a $500/hour lawyer, it's nothing.

Have you tried flushing paper towel down the toilet constantly (say a family of 4, 4 times a day)? It will clog in no time.


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Re: Feel good story(I do) about Profiteers [Re: madRiver] #5377289 03/15/20 07:33 PM
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No, but maybe see a doctor if you're going 4 times a day.

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