No wonder moderator behaviour at VSE is laughed at other gear forums.
No wonder I can't stop rolling my eyes whenever I read eggheaded claptrap such as this.
nvbrkr wrote:None of this is at issue here and you're simply just trying to put words into other people's mouths. Nevertheless, If you are willing to deem opportunism as an unavoidable aspect of contemporary form of capitalism, you should be also prepared to accept that people are also going to complain about the various forms of excesses that are observable to them. Of course, the transaction of items at any price that suits either end of the deal isn't in most cases prohibited by the law - there are some instances where overpricing items is actually attempted to be controlled by the state[s] though. However, it is only the outsider reactions to such procedures that can bring forth a change. These reactions will vary from person to person. Some have apparently been also more extreme in their nature (such as the one VSE'er telling the seller to "die"). I am myself mainly protesting against the efforts at suppressing discussion when it's clearly in order.
People having a legal right to do whatever they want with their property is not the issue here. Any action that is carried out in the public will nevertheless grant the right for other people to criticize its consequences on a larger scale. That's how societies and also smaller communities have operated for ages. "Ownership", "transaction" and "consequences" are entirely different things, so don't lump them together based on such a vague basis. My own comments concern only the last two.
Care to elaborate a bit more how the inflation of the bidding prices of synths is a "non-issue" on a synth forum? Also, please use a fair amount of logic in your argumentation this time around.
Nobody here is trying to 'suppress' your discussion, so grow up. I am simply marveling at how people think bitching makes on iota of difference. You are either willing to pay that much or not, that is the only logic to it, no matter how much logorrheic nonsense you slather on top. If people are willing to pay that much, then people should ask that much, and you should get used to the idea that you are going to have to pay that much if you care to own said piece of gear. All of the pawnshops I have ever been to ask far too much for used gear, all music stores I have ever been too ask too much for used gear, etc. In no way do those people "need to face my disdain" when they can simply have said piece of gear sit on the shelf for decades at a time, then they may get the point, but it doesn't matter either way. You are giving people far too much credit if you think they won't ask the maximum amount they can squeeze out without any shame. "Consequences" mean zero to 85% of the population on the internet, and I can tell you that much since the other mods and I spend inordinate amounts of time cleaning up the obvious consequences of people not giving a s**t about consequences.
Oh, and just like you can take your observations that people who repeatedly list gear for high prices and put the asshole jacket on them, others can take that same jacket and put it on people on the squeaky wheels. Just like you have the 'right' to criticize, I have the 'right' to believe it's still simply spoiled complaining or petty jealousy disguised with an obscene amount of verbose self justification.