People who buy up large quantities of a limited product and resell them for astronomical amounts on ebay or through some other method
Example... with the recent NES Classic that came out in Novemeber. Supplies were extremely limited and they sold for $60 but just type it into ebay right now and see how resellers are trying to sell it for hundreds of dollars:http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR12.TRC2.A0.H0.Xnes+classic.TRS0&_nkw=nes+classic&_sacat=0
Most Helpful Girl
They are lowlife scum that abuse quantities of limited edition items.
This is exactly why I could never buy a Mother Edition Game Boy Micro... :(
Most Helpful Guy
I think it's dumb. Both the scalper and the person paying the inflated price. I had a buddy at work who got tickets to the last ever Led Zeppelin concert at the O2 Arena in London:
To prevent exactly what he was planning, you had to have wristbands and ID to get your tickets and then get into the show. We decided to have a day out and took the train down to meet the guy who'd paid a small fortune for the tickets (I think it was £700 per ticket) and they had to go to the ticket office together so the guy could get his wristband. Buddy had no interest in seeing the show so we went for a few beers and then got on the train home.
As for the Classic NES... I think anyone who paid MSRP for one is stupid, never mind someone paying hundreds. For that kind of money you could get a Raspberry Pi emulator box going and have every NES, SNES, Genesis game ever made (and more systems besides) going on your TV and have cash left over for beer and pizza.3