Originally Posted by FutureGuy
I always laugh when I hear outrage about people scalping.
People realise you could preorder since June, right? I mean, that was 3 months ago. If you haven’t one, it’s because you left it till the last minute.
You couldn't really pre-order in June. The only place taking "pre-orders" were Gamestop who were seemingly taking an endless list of their €50 pre-orders, with no actual numbers for day 1. They could have gone through that list over the past few months, I know the 3 times I've been there the past year I've been asked if i wanted to get my name on the list, so they were pushing it
People here will realise you could pre-order and the best ways to do that, many others won't and will panic in the lead up to Christmas and pay whatever they have to.
If a 20 or 30 something year old lad buying for himself was to pay over the odds then I wouldn't have an awful lot of sympathy and they won't make up the cases paying the scalpers for the majority of cases
But the 40 or 50 year old parent who you can't really expect to know the best way to ensure getting it at RRP in time for Christmas, they're being taken advantage of
You might say that's capitalism and the way the world works, but it's the worst form of it, greed and profit at all costs