Originally Posted by tdn
Exactly. If he bought the standard Cobra at a discounted price and put it on eBay for $359 barely used, would anyone think twice about it?
Bseracka, people got brand new Protos for $250 off of buy snow, then sell it for $400-450, is that "whack" too?
At the end of the day it doesn't matter and we'll find out what people are willing to pay for a $350 board thanks to ebay.
My thoughts for what they're worth. There isn't really anything limited or special about the standard brothers in arms boards. Don't fool yourself into thinking that these decks were hard to get a hold of. There was a run of 4 or 5 spec ops boards that were give to wounded warriors for auction that could be sought after as that was a very limited run. I would put the brothers in arms at close to the same level as a promo deck like breck brewing, or monster. The big difference is that one is given away for free and the other had a msrp of 350.
In your second example you're talking about people taking advantage of a retailers mistake and their decision to honor the sale price, even though the proto should have been excluded. If the retailer decided to honor the sale that's on them and if someone wants to resale one for a discount on msrp that's on them.
This isn't an equal comparison, in one example you have a used year old board being offered for sale at more than msrp (350) and in the other example you have a new, current model year board being sold for less than msrp (550).