Great article. Maybe next time you could actually define what your talking about before assuming that every reader here knows what you mean by scalping.A recent post from Reddit’s r/AMD forum proposes a new strategy for using bots to make scalping obsolete.
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scalping has the same meaning no matter what product is being resold. not sure what other meaning you think might apply to the word??Great article. Maybe next time you could actually define what your talking about before assuming that every reader here knows what you mean by scalping.
Yes, this is the only way. Boycott them entirely.I feel this is like a band aid solution with the intention of irritating scalpers, rather than stopping them. The way to stop them is to stop buying from them. People that buy from them think it is just a 1 time problem, but it is not. The next time new hardware gets released, they will have to pay tax to scalpers again. Its just plain foolishness.
People with any common sense are going to wait for the market to stabilize anyway. Then everyone can get one.Reminds me of the story of a farmer who put a sign in his watermelon patch to discourage thieves: "Warning: one of these watermelons is poisoned!" Next day farmer looks at the sign and to his chagrin, thieves had crossed out the word "one" and written in "two". Now nobody gets one.
I'm pretty sure 'laundering money' is a term used because the money goes in dirty at input and is clean at output. Legally speaking of course.More years ago than I care to remember I took a class on lithographic offset printing. I learned why they call it laundering money - an experiment to try, throw some freshly printed 25% cotton paper into a dryer with a roll of quarters. My instructor wanted to make sure we knew what to look for, so we could notify the authorities if we saw anything that looked like that. Don't want your co-workers or fellow students passing counterfeit money. Just another public service announcement helping educate the public so they know what they are looking at, and can report it to the authorities properly.