Quoted from Mikala:
Wow! Truly amazing how this thread blew up. I don't have time now, but I am looking forward to reading through it later.
It's not amazing. This same discussion/argument has been made a million times...2 million if you want to go back to the RGP days. This always "blows up." Every single time.
It is a never-ending argument. Everybody wants to rationalize that they aren't screwing somebody they take advantage of on craigslist, while at the same time lapsing into an uncontrollable rage when they get "screwed" out of their ripoff deal because the third party gets involved. It's just pinball nature I guess.
The argument really has something for everybody!
The holier-than-thous get to chime in with "how dare anybody take advantage of anybody? I always give them extra money when the deal is too good!"
Then the Libertarians get to chime in with the free market stuff
The rationalizers get to twist themselves into knots explaining why they aren't screwing over an old lady who doesn't realize her dead son's Big Bang Bang Bar is worth more than the $500 she's selling it for.
And there's plenty of meat on the bone for the cargumenters who want to compare buying a Target Alpha to a vintage Pontiac.
It's basically the stairway to heaven of all online pinball pricing discussions. An all-time classic.