Quoted from o-din:
I don't think anybody can argue that if somebody didn't buy one when they went on sale, and figured they would wait to see if it they thought it would be worth it or if they could get one at a discount later on, and are now complaining about the rising cost or being left out, then the old saying "he who hesitates, masturbates" certainly applies.
I think many of you are missing the point. Someone who buys a spot to resell at a profit is a profiteer. An opportunist. A speculator.
Is that illegal? No. Is it unethical or immoral? Many would say yes.
Is it harmless? No. By selling spots at a higher margin, the speculators bring up the market price higher than the manufacturers intent. What does that tell the manufacturer? Price my next products much higher as there is a margin that is being missed out. That is EXACTLY what has occurred with Stern games the last few years. Price inflation is driven by the secondary market, particularly transactions are occurring before the actual delivery of the product.
The end result can be a pricing that is out of touch with the market and blunts or destroys future product launches and can negatively impact an entire company or market. Speculation is the reason for many markets collapsing.
Besides, I think speculation is distasteful. I'm aware many won't agree with me, but I hope they understand my point.