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(NJ.com)   Can't pay the "emergency pricing" surcharge to have you home generator repaired during a government declared state of emergency? No problem, the repairman will waive the charge...and by waive they mean they'll pull out the new part and leave   (nj.com ) divider line
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2012-11-11 08:32:37 PM  
3 votes:
FTFA:
"If you allow so-called price gouging, then you're actually working in favor of the poor," said James Stacey Taylor, an associate professor of philosophy at the College of New Jersey.

Translation: "I am suffering from cranio-rectal impaction, and I'm enjoying it."

/Don't quit your day job, J. Stacey.
//Because people are going to hoard generator parts.
2012-11-11 08:33:21 PM  
2 votes:
Obama is to blame for this. I just know it.
2012-11-12 12:18:29 AM  
1 vote:
Reading this thread has been like watching Spock and Bones argue. :-)

G'nite, folks, and thanks for the entertainment!
2012-11-11 10:36:06 PM  
1 vote:

ricbach229: Anti-Gouging laws are making things worse and extending the pain for people in the region. I had looked into getting a load of generators and taking them to Florida a few year ago and passed because of the price gouging laws. We had all the equipment needed between a few of us, the stores here still had generators on the shelves ready to go. Me and a few friends could have had probably 40 generators in Florida within a day but since we couldn't charge enough, it wasn't worth even taking a day off work to take them. But at least nobody had to overpay for them


It's a shame those laws prevented you from your noble, selfless efforts. Better luck next time, o' Knight of Knights.
2012-11-11 08:28:32 PM  
1 vote:
YAY CAPITALISM!
2012-11-11 08:24:22 PM  
1 vote:
Critics say the rule is unfair to businesses, and it's contrary to market forces and the law of supply and demand.

Of course it is contrary to supply and demand. Emergency situations are recognized as reducing supply and substantially increasing demand while placing consumers in a position where health is threatened and therefore money becomes less important. Price gouging laws recognize and seek to prevent this.
2012-11-11 08:22:39 PM  
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RogermcAllen: If you can't pay, I'll bet there is a guy down the road who needs the same part (which is probably is short supply) that can pay. Taking things that you can't afford from other people that need it is called stealing.



Wearing your thinking cap tonight I see.

silverclaygifts.com
2012-11-11 08:15:24 PM  
1 vote:
If you can't pay, I'll bet there is a guy down the road who needs the same part (which is probably is short supply) that can pay. Taking things that you can't afford from other people that need it is called stealing.
 
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