AndE> "I find it funny how people are soapboxing here, while there was another thread earlier with many posters bragging about how they've ripped off good will and other thrift stores, yet there was no backlash and 100+ posts about morality..."
Good point! Not just ripping off the thrift stores, but also ripping off the corporations who are being robbed of new sales (like the corporation Jack Wolfskin, which is being robbed of sales via the eBay store, Cnfocus). The secondary market is immoral. Gear Swap is immoral. The whole commercial marketplace is immoral.
Moral people who purchase from thrift stores should feel ashamed, and contribute the difference between the below-market purchase price, and the retail price, to a charity! Also, moral people who check books out of the library for free, should feel ashamed for stealing IP from the author, and donate the purchase price of the book to charity!
Hey, I'm full of ideas on how all YOU people should lead your lives to satisfy my moral standards. And the reason I get to decide if you are moral enough, is because I'm waaay more moral than you. (In my own mind, at least.) Can't beat argument by assertion, so don't try.
The charity you should donate to is the Delmar O'Donnell Center for Superior Morality--a subsidiary of Johann Tetzel's Indulgences, in operation since 1517. Be certain to send your donation as a PayPal "gift," so we can shaft PayPal out of a commission. If you prefer to shaft the USPS instead, please send your donation by "media mail." Your donation is tax deductible, so we can shaft the US Government, too.
[EDIT: Aww AndE, that was a great post you removed. Replaced by bunnies, possibly dead ones. I'm fining you an indulgence for that, awaiting your payment.]