Jun 19th 2007 3:01PM My question is why do people care? Once you are done using a perfectly viable thing, do you just throw it away or sell it for someone else to enjoy?
In these situations you have a willing seller and a willing buyer, no harm is caused to anyone, no manipulation takes place and no extortion.
It's this exact reason why many states are eliminating their anti-ticket scalping laws. We have a very similar situation going on. Sports teams not making the profit off of the inflated sales price, but they got their original asking price. You have a willing seller and a willing buyer and everyone is happy. Buyer got what he wanted, seller got what he wanted and corporation got their original asking price. No harm, no foul.
Jun 19th 2007 12:00PM @8. When someone lists an item for 1s bid 1000g buyout, put a low bid on it (an amount where if you won you still can turn a profit). The person will obviously cancel the auction which causes them to lose their deposit cost and 5% of the bid amount. If they don't cancel you have an item you can still resell for a profit. Win-win for you, lose-lose for them. Teach them not to be a dumass!!