Op-Ed

Xbox Robberies

| 19 Dec 2005 10:04

So, I've been trying to keep tabs on the extravaganza of consumerism surrounding the 360, and I stumbled upon this.

A group of five kids who bought Xboxes with the intention of scalping them was robbed at gunpoint for their swag. Now, while I don't usually approve of violent crime against children, after our previous discussion about eBay scalping, I very nearly wanted to make an exception. Kidding aside, thankfully, no one was hurt.

Where are you guys on this? Is it right that a group of would-be profiteers learned a valuable lesson about gray markets?

How about the guys who committed the robbery? What does that say about the phenomenon at large? People are actually camping out at Best Buys just to steal from people who buy Xboxes. Talk about wolves among the sheep.

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