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Sigforum is cleaning house - banning profiteering on their classified site

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by vtducrider, Jan 4, 2013.

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  1. vtducrider

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    Sigforum.com is owned privately. The owner is banning members from selling gun-related items at higher than list prices. I can see points from both sides... Thoughts?
     
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    He is a communist plain and simple. If the price is too high, no one will buy it.
     

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  4. OctoberRust

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    I understand it's a private forum, and the owner is free to do as he pleases, but is there some axe you have to grind with capitalism?

    ...You can't have it both ways.
     
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    Does it matter what the MSRP is when none are available?
     
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    It's his site, his rules, his right to run it as he sees fit.
     
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    elsolo; Sir, ya said it all............
     
  8. OctoberRust

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    Yep, as idiot as his thinking is. It seems you endorse that sort of thinking, too. :rofl:

    He'll also lose views, which can = loss ad generated revenue. To each their own though, I can always tell who has absolutely no logic and business sense on this forum though. Good job dude! You stuck it to the man, bro! What next? an occupy wall street protest from you? :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    sigforum doesn't have advertisers.

    Next comment?
     
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    Mike Packwood (aka Parabellum) is an egotistical jerk who thinks he is God because he runs a message board.......can't stand him or his forum.....
     
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    The rest of my post stands true.

    So, back to my previous comment. He has every right to make any idiotic decision he wants on his private forum. It doesn't change the fact it's stupid.
     
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    I am a proponent of free market. Things are worth what people are willing to pay for them. No different than buy low and sell high on the stock market. The recent gold rush that drove the price to record numbers was a frenzy very similar to what's happening to our hobby. How do you regulate that without abandoning capitalism? Besides, not everyone is profiteering - many people who bought high during the ban years might try to recover their losses. How do you differentiate those ads?
     
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    If he doesn't lose money from it, then how is it "stupid"? Because he is doing what he thinks is right, that makes it "stupid" ?

    coming from some people I could understand that.

    and BTW I don't like the owner of sigforum at all, but he isn't stupid.
     
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    I think it's pretty low class for Glock Talk members to be labeling the site owner a communist and running him down here.

    But, I'm not surprised, as the level of hate and pool of haters here gets dumber by the thread.
     
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    Having owned two Sig rifles, the Sig SWAT Patrol and the Sig 556R, both early production guns, I would say; the biggest profiteer who sold price inflated goods was SIG Sauer.
    Biggest pieces of crap to ever have a shoulder stock attatched to it.
     
  16. countrygun

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    We don't need to bash other forums or the owners to discuss the topic.


    (even if I agree....:whistling:)
     
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    I 100% stand by his decision. It's ridiculous for gun owners to buy out a local store's stash of stripped AR lowers at $135 each then hold them hostage for $400 to $500 each:steamed:
     
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    and this has to do with Sigforum????
     
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    No issues here.

    1. It's his site.

    2. He sees what is causing the problem and actually chooses to do something about it......or at least not participate in it.

    3. Many of the same people who will criticize his decision will simultaneously criticize retailers for mythical "price gouging"

    Personally, I'd just arrange a cut for myself and let them sell.
     
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