Casey Parris, the person who plays the character RockstarFlipper on YouTube, entered my thoughts yesterday. I was reminded of a video he made last summer encouraging people to buy the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition when they went on sale September 29, 2017. The reason? So people could resell them at a markup. The practice is known as scalping.
Scalping is highly frowned upon in most civilized societies and communities.
I was reminded of Casey Parris yesterday because while stopping at the Hagerstown Target, I noticed they had not one but two of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition games on sale for the suggested retail price of $79.99.
It wasn’t the first the first time I’ve seen them for sale at retail. Nintendo has been really great about meeting demand for these game consoles.
It just shows how wrong Casey Parris was. He was almost as wrong as the time he and his fiancé Kaitlyn Hedenstad were when they purchased subsidized Sprint phones for use in the United States, jailbroke them, and then sold them as new for use overseas in markets Sprint doesn’t subsidize the price of the phones. Sprint sued Casey Parris and Kaitlyn Hedenstad in federal court. The judge ruled in favor of Sprint and ordered the RockstarFlipper and his significant other to pay Sprint $5 million.
Casey Parris is someone to avoid. Any advice the man dishes out should be ignored. His videos on YouTube should only be watched for their unintentional entertainment value.
There’s a guy on YouTube who calls himself RockstarFlipper. His real name is Casey Parris and he fancies himself to be an expert on reselling on eBay. He buys used clothing at Goodwill outlet stores and then sells the clothing on eBay. This is referred to as flipping.
The subject of his most recent YouTube offering is a video where he recommends people go to stores selling the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) on September 29, stand in line, and buy as many of the $79.99 consoles as they can. The reason? To resell them on eBay for $400 to $500.
The RockstarFlipper is recommending people engage in scalping.
It seems like Nintendo is trying to do the right thing with releasing the SNES. Nintendo is setting the price at only $79.99 and they are reportedly releasing enough to meet customer demand. Casey Parris promised his audience there will not be enough consoles to meet consumer demand, especially closer to Christmas time. He believes the game consoles will sell out the first day. He recommends getting a team together and splitting up at different retail stores.
The RockstarFlipper is recommending people buy things they do not want so they can turn around and resell them to people who do want them for a huge profit. Casey Parris is claiming people will pay two to three times retail for them because of Christmas.
I hate scalping. I think the people who do it are lowlifes. People who encourage other people to engage in scalping are worse. People who encourage scalping because of Christmas are the worst. I hope Nintendo makes enough of the SNES units so anyone buying them to resell will end up losing money.
When it comes to buying things at retail for the sole purpose of reselling, Casey Parris has a terrible track record. He did the same thing with Sprint phones. He and his fiancé Kaitlyn Hedenstad bought subsidized Sprint phones for use in the United States, jailbroke them, and then sold them as new for use overseas in markets Sprint doesn’t subsidize the price of the phones. Sprint sued Casey Parris and Kaitlyn Hedenstad in federal court. The judge ruled in favor of Sprint and ordered the RockstarFlipper and his fiancé to pay Sprint $5 million.
Too bad Nintendo can’t sue the RockstarFlipper too.