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Is buying all class hype hats for normal price sharking?


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If not, it should be classified as it.

Failing to tell an unknowing owner what their hat is really worth is sharking right?

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Value of a hat is in the eye of a beholder, there's no set price for any hat. It may be a little deceiving, but it definitely isn't sharking

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If not, it should be classified as it.

Failing to tell an unknowing owner what their hat is really worth is sharking right?

 

No, because "what their hat is really worth" is objective. Sharking can only be "confirmed" if a price is confirmed, and thus the <10% rule can be applied. If this can not be applied, then the trade, however unreasonable, is not a shark. This is especially so for "hype", which can't have a quantifiable "hype price", because hype is solely based upon emotional decisions rather than statistical fact.

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But failing to tell a user what their hat is potentially worth, is sharking. It's deceiving the seller. It's bad trade ethics.

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But failing to tell a user what their hat is potentially worth, is sharking. It's deceiving the seller. It's bad trade ethics.

bad trade ethics =/= sharking. I have horrible trade ethics, but I do not shark. Very different.

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do you mean all class hype hats as in just became all class or people THINK they will be all class

 

either way it isnt sharking, more of an ethical thing, but if its just speculation on it becoming all class then its definitely not even close to sharking

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Sharking is typically defined as a deception about an item's value. By buying a hat suspected to become multi- or all-class, there is only sharking involved if you lie about the item's current value, as with anything there is risk. 

 

Do I frown upon it? Yes, but it's not something I think we can punish for because it's possible for the hype to be false. Sharking is a willful deception, buying hype hats is more willful disingenuity.

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