Posted by William Charles on September 15, 2017

Published on September 15th, 2017 | by William Charles


Recap: Reselling iPhone X, Bumping Vulnerable Passengers & Credit Freeze Fees

  • Bumping Vulnerable Passengers Or Passengers At Their Connection City Has Got To Stop by Dans Deals. Should Common Sense Be Regulated? Key point for me is “it’s cheaper and easier to involuntarily bump a passengers instead of finding a volunteer”. That’s the real problem with involuntary bumping at the moment, there is no real incentive for them to find a volunteer. If involuntary bumping was $10,000 we’d be seeing a lot less of it. Completely agree with Dan that it’s also unfair to bump vulnerable passengers like this. Corporations are always going on about self regulation, if that’s the case for airlines they need to be doing a much better job on this.
  • Equifax Hackers Stole 200k Credit Card Accounts in One Fell Swoop by Krebs On Security. Interesting to note the data discrepancies. Also worrying that the same flaw appeared on and Experian’s site.


11 Responses to Recap: Reselling iPhone X, Bumping Vulnerable Passengers & Credit Freeze Fees

  1. Credit says:

    Regarding all the points you mentioned, it’s really hard to not blame one half of the country that vvotes a certain way, let’s call it busiess friendly way. It’s all their fault.

    • Leo says:

      It’s much easier to just put all the blame at your doorstep. And probably better deserved!

    • Jim says:

      So if half the population voted the other way, the hackers would have found alternative lines of work and the Equifax thing never would have happened? And there’d be no discussion of eliminating unnecessary credit freeze fees? And the new iPhone wouldn’t exist?

      The people we should worry about aren’t half the population, it’s people who think like you do.

  2. Russ says:

    They need to ban the thaw fees too, not just the freeze fees.

  3. Alen says:

    Last year I was relatively successful selling (2) iPhone 7s. I made out with an extra ~$150 in my pocket after eBay and Paypal fees. This year I’m not as optimistic. I woke up at 2:00am CST to purchase the phones and I had no problem purchasing (2). After checking the Apple Store just now (~7 hours later), I realized that they are not selling very quickly. I can still pre-order any model iPhone 8 and pick it up at my local Apple Store on September 22.

    I don’t suspect I’ll make any money, but I’ll use this opportunity to hit minimum spend on my newly acquired credit card by unloading the phone via facebook/craigslist.

  4. ed says:

    When a company is supposed to securely hold information on your credit worthiness and fails to secure that data, they should be made to pay restitution to the victims, not the states. We have many attorney generals bringing suit against them, and that’s well and good, but will the courts simply award the states money and the victims x number of years of credit monitoring? I say, liquidate the entire company, split the money among only those affected by the hack and let the company be no more. Companies need to realize when they fail big, they may become extinct.

  5. Parkerthon says:

    It’s times like these I get annoyed by resellers. They artificially inflate prices by snapping up early supplies of major new releases and return them if they don’t pan out. I’m fine with buying things below market value, clearance etc and playing middle man and driving availability to online consumers albeit at a slight premium. However overhyped items attract too many casual resellers. It drives up prices through artificially introduced inefficiencies that hurts everyone ala scalping. In the end they add weeks and hundreds of dollars to the whole economy. Consumers only pay those prices because they have no choice. The resellers, however uncoordinated, establish a de facto market choke point purely out of widespread speculation. It’s like pump and dump penny stocks, except retailers usually get caught holding a backwash bag of inventory when the market finally swamps the soeculators.

    • Zer0cul says:

      “Consumers only pay those prices because they have no choice.”

      Choice 1: order earlier

      Choice 2: pay reseller

      Choice 3: wait a bit

      Plenty of choice for consumers.

      Has anyone died from not having the newest iPhone for an extra week or two?

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