Please, stop buying pedals you have no intention of keeping!

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  1. chankgeez

    chankgeez Member

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    That is all. Thank you.
     
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    Whateva whateva I do what I want!!
     
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    Somebody has to keep those boutique makers in business!
     
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    quit tryin'a tell me what to do!
     
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    LOL, I never buy a pedal with the intentions of keeping it. I used to, but I've learned that no pedal is safe. They will all be sold one way or another.
     
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    Why do you care lol
     
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    Come on now, self righteous indignation, telling other people what to do, underhanded internet complaining, all in a short 5 word thread. Who wouldn’t want to start their day off that way!?! The OP has created a masterpiece!
     
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    Calm down, rebels.

    Thread title is a request, not a command.

    Buying pedals you have no intention of keeping prevents them from getting into the hands of people who actually want them. :console

    That's a fair practice, however, not what I'm really talking about.
     
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    Maybe you are referring to flippers? if that's the case I agree, other wise hell no.
     
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    I keep stomps forever and a day. However, the flippers make the pedal world go ‘round. So, OP, you got it wrong.

    Flippers: Keep buying pedals you have no intention of keeping! And thanks for your consumerism which helps support the plethora of choice we enjoy today. :)
     
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    :beer

    Would you care to explain why you think this's true?
     
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    I railed constantly about the flippers for a few years, but I eventually realized all the complaining in the world doesn't make a difference...they're still going to flip. Trying to shame people into selling for less is pointless.

    I still don't buy to make a profit, but when I decide to sell something I'm not going to give it away...for instance, selling a Kingsley Page or KOT for $300. I can use the extra money just as well as the next person.
     
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    "Flippers, keep on flipping!"

    -- Stevie Wonder, from "Higher Ground"*

    *citation needed
     
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    :confused

    Doesn't... compute...
     
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    You missed out on some kind of ltd edition purple pedlol didn't you.?
     
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    There was a limited edition purple pedal? :love::munch
     
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    Greed is the grease that keeps the wheels of capitalism moving...

    Maybe pedal builders need to price their stuff higher if they're leaving money on the table.
     
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    I'm not generally a conspiracy theorist, but this idea has crossed my mind more than once....

    Let's say, a talented small builder put the following business model together:
    -Build small runs of high quality pedals.
    -Market them cleverly, and price them high.
    -Then, the builder and complicit partners immediately buy up most of each batch as soon as they hit the website (an easy thing for an insider to do) making it impossible for most people to score one at original price.
    -Price doubles/triples on flippermarket, yet most are still in the hands of the original builder.
    -He then sells them at 2/3 times the original, high price, representing himself as a 'flipper'.

    Ok, maybe I'm reaching here, but it seems to me that if Ticketmaster can manipulate the selling of millions of seats, a pedal builder could easily pull off this little scam.
     
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    As much as I agree with this sentiment, I suspect most pedal flippers for profit don't really give a crap about this sort of debate. They just want to be rewarded for their quick snipes. It does take a certain skill that I don't have, but then again, I have every pedal I need, so all of the super-cool limited/coveted pedals that people are fighting over are just icing on the cake for me. If I really want it... I can wait. :p
     

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