Just for ack:
None of us really knows how much gothic paid for the keyboards at TP-forums, we all know there are sellers out there that won't sell even unusable antique stuff below the RRP. And in case you want one or two brandnew sets of Dyes you might jump the train regardless, calculating straight along the edge. one thing.
Second is, this discussion evolves in almost all enthusiast forums I am member of, and it's the same same opinions in every forum, same as stated here. Now I don't have a problem with people buying cheap and reselling for profit - in this case it might
be bitter for the guy from TP-forums, but man forges his own destiny.
How do you calculate profit anyhow ? Buying a Cherry HAD board and reselling it with PBT caps for the same prices is clearly profit too.
Personally I think that forum trades are amongst friends, therefore all items should be sold at a "freundschaftspreis" as we call it in Germany, a special price for a friend. You shouldn't rip friends for their money. A little benefit from deals can be stimulating, demanding sellers to pass on all the savings of each special deal is likely to kill swapping between friends imo.
As long as it's still cheaper than on other markets it's okay with me, or in the words of the thread: you can bend me over, as long as you use lube....
now comes the part where I got slightly pissed with this offer:
Selling one dyesubbed board at ebay (extensively discussed thread linked by me before) at 101€, is a revenue of 90€.
Now offering an identical board at the forums for 130€ is a revenue of 130€, because of lack of fees.
That's dryfucking forum buddies for 40€. Of course only in case Gothic paid less than 90€ per board. One could have sold the board for 100€ - and still be better off than with ebay because no 10% fees apply.