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Old 01-01-2014, 11:30 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Never Summer is doing the right thing by creating LTD Edition boards and selling them below the standard MSRP exclusively for US military. If these boards, which were sold at a discount, are later marked up by the original purchasers then Never Summer may decide to discontinue this program.

It is the other soldiers that might benefit from NS's program in the future that I am concerned about, not the buyer of the marked up board. Just one man's opinion, others may disagree (but they would be wrong...j/k).
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Fuck there are some whinging sooky cunts on this forum. Let the bloke sell the fucking thing for whatever he wants and be done with it. As if it makes a difference to you up there in your ivory fucking towers anyway. You should be concerned about soldiers getting a bullet to the head or the useless wars they're fighting in running your country into inconceivable debt, not their ability to get a cheap board.


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Old 01-01-2014, 04:35 PM   #13 (permalink)
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If people are willing to pay more, as they have recently for this same board, you think sellers are should say no? That's ridiculous. Even more ridiculous if you don't think NS knows people could and will profit.

I would also like to mention again, the seller isn't profiting At the price on eBay, just breaking even, if it even sells. Regardless of some of you being up in arms, its a good deal at the current price.

Lastly, NS goal was to make money for donating. Regardless of what the buyer does with the product, NS still sold x amount. What anyone does after with the product makes no difference on the donations, why would NS stop?

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Old 01-02-2014, 02:36 AM   #14 (permalink)
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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.
That's a very misleading "analogy." The majority of promo decks are super low end boards with a branded topsheet. The BIA is one of NS' top-of-the-line boards with a custom graphic that happens to look arguably way better than the standard board.

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If these boards, which were sold at a discount, are later marked up by the original purchasers then Never Summer may decide to discontinue this program. It is the other soldiers that might benefit from NS's program in the future that I am concerned about, not the buyer of the marked up board.
NS was fully aware that the servicemen/women that bought these boards could sell them for more than they paid, and I think they would encourage it if anything. NS offered the boards at a discount to honor current/former members of the military, not to impose restrictions on what they can/can't do afterwards...after all this is Never Summer we're talking about, not Nazi Burton.

The BIA is worth at least as much as a standard topsheet Cobra in similar condition. In reality it's actually worth more to the right buyers because of the limited run and arguably much better looking graphic. Just because someone got a product at some kind of discounted price doesn't mean there's a damn thing wrong with them selling it for market value. There are 0 moral or ethical problems here other than emotional extremist arguments. On the contrary, it is 100% logical without any business acumen.
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Old 01-02-2014, 01:36 PM   #15 (permalink)
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The big difference is that one is given away for free and the other had a msrp of 350.


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).
Slightly off topic. Where are you getting your MSRP from? You may have to look up the definition of MSRP. This board wasn't sold through retailers, there for there is no MSRP, and if you want to apply one the closest would be $550. Selling price, discounts, promotions etc.. do not equal MSRP.

The sale of this board does not take money from Veterans or Never Summer. In fact, for anyone who wants a Cobra for the nice board that it is, is getting it at a great price AND the bonus of having a very rare top sheet. You can try to play the moral high road, and I acknowledge you guys have good intentions but revisit your logic. It doesn't add up.

Everyone wins. Veterans got a donation. NS broke even like they intended while helping Vets and publicity. The seller breaks even. The buyer gets a board at a good price. What's the issue?

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Fitting show of classy chest thumping to cap off this thread.
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Congratulations! Of course, I am not surprised we didn't hear from you after the first time you posted it and it did not sell at $359 (discussed below).

Just to be clear, I have no problem with you (or your "friend") selling the board for whatever the market clearing price may be. Actually, I don't even care that much about what price you decided to originally list the board at. I only wrote a response to the thread because you asked the question why someone would disagree with your original asking price. The issue raised was only about starting the bidding above the purchase price for a used board that NS only sold at a discount bc it was for members of the military. Perhaps others, feeling similarly, did not bid on the board when they could have bought it for $359 less than a week ago.

By starting at lower price you attracted a lot of bids that did not participate in your first attempt to sell it. While we can't prove direct causation to the starting bid price it is interesting nonetheless.

I did not reply earlier to your or other member replies because the tone became more of personal issue and I was just trying to provide an explanation and not looking to start a fight.

Congratulations, I am glad both buyer and seller got what they wanted, after all, that is the way it is supposed to work!
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