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Old 08-20-2020, 12:17 PM
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Discmania is no different than Tickmaster. They know that when a signature series disc is released a few people are going online buying up the stock and reselling at jacked up prices.

Do they they try to limit or stop the practice? Nope they seem fine with this. Just like Ticketmaster.

Clearly Discmania doesn't seem to care about their customer base on this issue.
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Old 08-20-2020, 12:34 PM
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What's your solution?
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Old 08-20-2020, 12:34 PM
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Discmania is no different than Tickmaster. They know that when a signature series disc is released a few people are going online buying up the stock and reselling at jacked up prices.

Do they they try to limit or stop the practice? Nope they seem fine with this. Just like Ticketmaster.

Clearly Discmania doesn't seem to care about their customer base on this issue.
Market speculators serve a valid function in any economy. There are two possible ways to stop speculation. Proper pricing on the supply side, or a reduction in demand. So either you pay the same jacked up prices but with Discmania directly, or you simply stop paying the speculators their insane markups.

As it is, as people seem all too eager to purchase from the speculators, it would seem they are not "jacking up prices" but instead properly pricing them for the demand.

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Old 08-20-2020, 12:41 PM
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It's not just DiscMania....Innova, Discraft, and others do it also. Watch when Discraft brings out a Get Freaky disc.

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Old 08-20-2020, 12:48 PM
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Just throw stock stamped discs. Problem solved

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Old 08-20-2020, 12:51 PM
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What's your solution?
My solution is companies limiting orders to 2 discs per address/PO box, and making bigger runs unless their intention is for it to be a truly "limited edition" product, in which case they should charge a premium as a collector's item.

If companies can't be bothered to do this, then yes, I would accuse them of trying to generate hype. Whether that's a problem or a shady move is entirely a matter of opinion.

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Just throw stock stamped discs. Problem solved
Agreed. I throw old Alphas worth $50-$75. When they break or are lost, I'll replace them with new Alphas worth $15. Bugger the premiums.
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Old 08-20-2020, 01:11 PM
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Sell directly to stores like Sabattus and DG United. Retail stores are not marking up the prices. Innova sells the Halo, Kolling Thunderbirds, Sexton Firebirds to both individuals and store fronts. Therefore when the product is released it is available to everyone then over time they become harder to find.
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Old 08-20-2020, 01:13 PM
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Market speculators serve a valid function in any economy. There are two possible ways to stop speculation. Proper pricing on the supply side, or a reduction in demand. So either you pay the same jacked up prices but with Discmania directly, or you simply stop paying the speculators their insane markups.

As it is, as people seem all too eager to purchase from the speculators, it would seem they are not "jacking up prices" but instead properly pricing them for the demand.
Or you sell to retail stores like DG United, Playit Again Sports, Marshall Street, etc where they don't jack the prices through the roof.
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Old 08-20-2020, 01:22 PM
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Why do you HAVE to have any particular disc? I mean I understand you may want it, but with the number of discs on the market, none are magic.

I venture a guess that you are not able to get your hands on these discs and jack up the prices?

if not....go find another disc that fits that slot. If McBeth can change companies and put a whole new disc line up in his bag, i am guessing you can find a disc for cheaper to do the same job.

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