Tallowwaters should have his own TV show, a bit like Hell's Kitchen except he just schools grad students on how to 'keep it real'. hehehe like 'Did you come out of your mom ass or your father's? You stupid little nerd, grow a spine and some balls and stop asking for a free lunch, this is real life, you have to keep it real!!'
We already had a somewhat similar thread last winter : viewtopic.php?f=13&t=45882
For some reason this thread has been somewhat polarized : free-market supportes vs skeptics
While the whole 'if it's too expensive he won't sell it' argument stands in some degree, it doesn't change the fact that there are other options to maxing out profits by surfing the hype. Capitalism is so present in today's world economy that anyone questionning the slightest element of it is answered as if he was a weakling or a dreamer.
Some have commented on prices, others on commerce, and a few made specific points on ebay, and it's hard to follow the discussion since everyone kind of picks the part of the argument they most connected with and rant about it.
Let's try something: an alternative story.
What would happen if those who ask very high prices started asking for reasonable (read: market) prices?
What would happen to those who already sell at reasonable prices?
What would happen to supply and demand in vintage synths?
I'm sure taking a rest from lashing out at each other and just speculate on the turn of events will bear more constructive thought.