paulson games wrote:There were multiple people at that booth that'd dropped down 4-10k in purchases, nobody spends like that on personal items all of that was headed for rip-off resellers. Those low life people are just like event ticket scalpers and should be beaten.
paulson games wrote:And while we're on the topic of ripp offs I was looking at stuff on ebay and some tool is recasting some of my old style swords and charging like 3 times the price. ... if he'd been more local and not in another state I would have put in a crazy high bid and not paid just to get his address and gone to his house to give him a foot up the ass.
paulson games wrote:And while we're on the topic of ripp offs I was looking at stuff on ebay and some tool is recasting some of my old style swords and charging like 3 times the price.
Lane wrote:Well let's hope GW does not pay attention to the ticket sales industry. There is talk of going to an auction based system where you tell them how much you are willing to pay and tickets go to the top bidders in order.
Lane wrote:I heard one garage figure kit manufacturer was considering RFID chips in their castings. It was 5+ years ago and a bit expensive at the time but they may be practical now.
mangozac wrote:Quite an interesting idea but ultimately what's the point? You would need a whole lot of documentation to track the RFID tags. Plus they could only be placed in larger parts (of only high value models I guess). I suppose if you had really expensive, boutique models it might be worth while, but the problem is that the end user would need an RFID scanner to know if the kit is legit!
mangozac wrote:Ahh yeah I forgot about the tiny RFID tags. For some reason I was thinking of larger barcode label size tags - the "grain of rice ones" could certainly be hidden anywhere.
Lane wrote:I ca see Forgeworld using a tracking method like this on larger kits. They could send a rep to major conventions to scan kits and ask people where they got any suspected recasts. If they could show that an ebay seller had a history of selling recasts they could probably get that person/ account blocked. They may even be able to take effective legal action.
blind pig wrote:http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-blockkill-RFID-chips/step4/How-to-kill-your-RFID-chip/
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