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Really ****** off with these money grabbing opportunists

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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
Title says it all really :x

We were lucky enough to get a Wii in the summer, so have avoided all this commotion, and when I bought my little girl a DS for her birthday last week, I got a DS, Simpsons game and accessories kit all for £120 which was a great deal, but I've now encountered my first 'it's easier to find rocking horse s**t' product.

My niece wants the High School Musical singing thingy me bob for the Wii, couldn't find it in any of the shops, so have been looking on line and can't believe that it's being offered for between £80-£105 in places where it is in stock !! It's just a game FFS, and money grabbing prats have slapped a price tag like that on it, just because it's in high demand.

I was already feeling sorry for the kids that are going to be without their Wii Christmas day, but now there are going to be disappointed kids without some games they want too. :x I remember when Christmas used to be fun, watching the kids open their things and getting excited when they saw what they'd been asking for. Bah bloody humbug !! :x
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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
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#1
Sad fact of life im afraid, things dont have a value according to production costs, any given item is worth whatever it is people are prepared to pay.

If you ran a business would you sell item x for £20 if you knew you could sell it for £100???? Its business at the end of the day.

Thanks Bitsey, ive just grabbed 50 at that price to flog on ebay :giggle:















And before anyone jumps down my throat i'm kidding. But no doubt someone from here will see that link and buy some to sell on ebay!
banned 1 Like #2
to be honest im fed up of people moaning about people buying cheap and selling for more. if i had something that was in high demand why would i sell it for say £40 when people are going to pay £100?

i know which one i would do as a seller.

just keep on looking!
#3
what about the manufacturers that hold back stock and create the hype in the first place??

what about people who use discount codes not meant for them ? ?

what about people who order free items because there free not that will ever use them and people who would dont get them? ?

what about odering something that is a miss price that you obviously know is a miss price? ?


loads of things/ways people look to save/earn a bit more but seems to be a double standard thing.. somethings are ok others are not..
#4
Personally I have had chances of buying wii's but didnt do so, as its too much hassle, same for rare games.
#5
Manaufacturers withholding stock is illegal so should never be done and i really cant see nintendo doing it with the Wii.
#6
Tatey
Manaufacturers withholding stock is illegal so should never be done and i really cant see nintendo doing it with the Wii.

seconded..

Nintendo can make 1.8Million consoles a week for the whole world

Theres 6 billion people in this world. The wii is for all ages.

1.8 million isnt even a hundreth of how many people are in the world.



It's all supply and demand.
#7
I can completely understand people getting hold of things and adding a bit on top and selling them on. But I think adding £70 on to a £35 product is a bit excessive, business or not. Someone here very kindly sent me a link where I could get the game at a very reasonable price. Yes, they'd added £5 on to the normal price, but £5 isn't a lot to pay for a happy niece, and £5 won't break the bank either.

There's no wonder people are getting more and more into debt at Christmas when certain retailers get greedy and put stock at daft prices. I remember having loads of pressies when I was little, and mum didn't spend stupidly either. These days, you get hardly anything for your money and when companies do this as well, you get even less.

And in response to what was mentioned earlier, no, I wouldn't add £70 on top if I was a business, and I'm being honest !! I could have made a fair bit on Wii's, as I'm able to get them at £179, but I've passed them on to friends with kids and just charged them the £179. I guess I'm just too nice for my own good :p
#8
ryouga
Personally I have had chances of buying wii's but didnt do so, as its too much hassle, same for rare games.


Hold up - arent you gonna buy Taz's wii?
#9
I said HAVE had chances lol, have seen them here and there in shops(mainly local electrical shops which are family run)

Thats why im unsure or Taz's as if I can get one new theres not much point.
#10
lol fair play. Im hoping prices drop by may...to about £100 =D
#11
Same as flowers on mothers day, they know the demand is high so they can raise the price aswell.

If you've currently got a nintendo wii then sell it and buy one after Christmas, simple....
#12
In my opinion your kids should be grateful for what they ARE getting, not what you couldn't get them.
banned#13
t0mm
seconded..

Nintendo can make 1.8Million consoles a week for the whole world

Theres 6 billion people in this world. The wii is for all ages.

1.8 million isnt even a hundreth of how many people are in the world.



It's all supply and demand.

thats ridiculous, ridiculous I tell you you think even close to 1/100 people in the world will want a wii?

Talk about how many people are in America and Europe maybe, but I dont think the millions of people in africa are going to be gagging for a wii anytime soon

the Wii shortages are simply Nintendo not making enough because they want to turn a profit (and is the only company that is doing so on its console) They experienced disappointment with the Nintendo 64 and even more so with the GameCube. its not as simple as leaving the wii factories on 247

diabeticguy
In my opinion your kids should be grateful for what they ARE getting, not what you couldn't get them.

grateful children are few and far between these days, parenting is pretty poor all in all it seems, a man told me how his grandson wanted a £500 laptop for xmas, absolute joke i think you know you hve failed as a parent when it comes to that lmao
#14
I'm regretfully in a postion in which I need to sell my Wii for petrol money..........
#15
it is 1.8m a month - not a week
#16
diabeticguy
In my opinion your kids should be grateful for what they ARE getting, not what you couldn't get them.



In my opinion you should have read the post properly as this isn't about my kids. My 4 year old is already grateful for what she gets, whether it's christmas or not, but as the original post said, this was for my niece. If my niece has asked me for 1 thing and it's within my budget, then why wouldn't I want to get it for her? If I hadn't have been able to get hold of it for her then she would have still been grateful for whatever she'd have got from me as that's how myself and my sister have bought up our children.

Still doesn't change the fact that my original post was about me being frustrated with people adding £70 on to a £35 item, so I've no idea where my kids being ungrateful has come from ! :?
1 Like #17
Thats the way christmas is, I always asked for money as come january/Feb prices have normalised or even gone down on goods. Especially computer games, the price of them fall dramatically from £39.99 to £19.99 in the space of 4-5 weeks!

I know that logic cannot be told to a small child, giving a small child money and no presents and saying "wait until jan" could never happen! So unfortunately thats the way things are, overpriced and unfair - remember when the buzz light year toys came out, queues outside toys r us at 7am with alot of the people in the queue just buying to sell on - but the thing is the people who did not get up at 7am did not get one, if they had really wanted to get them they would have got up as well.

Businesses, ebay traders etc all have to make money whatever time of year it is and what they charge is up to them.

It's annoying, frustrating and unfair but as long as you stick to your guns and pay what your limit is, if it's RRP then so be it or if it's sightly more then so be it.

If the child is happy come christmas day, the smile is beaming and they have got what they want and you have paid what your comfortable with then it's all worth it.

I think the same every year "I will buy things throughout the year to stop missing out on presents" but it never happens!

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