Very simple : I don't expect any label to be as greedy as this, even in such a capitalistic world, as to sell products at 500% of their original value.exidor wrote:If they sold them at RRP now, they'd just get snapped up by scalpers and sold on at 500% profit within the hour. Why is it "vastly immoral" for Arrow to get that 500% instead?
They didn't do that in the past, and basically no other label is doing so, so I'm wondering who at Arrow thought this should be a good thing to start doing. The past times, Arrow put these extra copies on their webstore at a regular price (Stray Cat Rock, Nekromantik 2). Why not doing so anymore ? Are they that money-craving now ?
Mondo Macabro put some OOP copies on their webstore a few weeks ago, they just sold them at a slightly increased price (like $30 instead of $20) but at least it was a flat price.
So they're of course free to take advantage of their own fanbase. If there are people willing to shell out that crazy amount of money, why not. But scalpers are as a whole despised a-holes taking advantage of this market and perceived as the plague of the limited edition system, so I don't see why a label doing the exact same thing wouldn't be frowned upon too. In doing so, they're also keeping enabled these bottom-feeders instead of trying to short-circuit them.
So again, I'm wondering what is Arrow exact take on the pros and cons of doing so, and what the incentive was that managed to overcome the very bad perception the label will get from their own consumers.