Yesterday, the CSGO community witnessed a "simple 10x"... literally. Arkasha, who has been a longtime member of the CSGO trading community, was scrolling through a CSGO marketplace late at night and saw an AK Asiimov with 4 Katowice 2014 Holos applied to it get listed at a ludicrously low price for such a craft on a newer item, of only $4,000. Not thinking that the owner would actually deliver the item, he decided to purchase it anyway for the heck of it... and was left shaking when the item was actually returned. Being so late at night, he passed out shortly after the adrenaline and woke up to a divided community split fifty-fifty on whether or not he should return the item.
The Seller who Delivered
Arkasha and the community quickly checked who the seller that delivered the AK was and saw it was a Chinese item broker and friend of the owner who was borrowing the item and was instructed to list it at 315,000 rmb ($44,500) but listed it for only 31,500 rmb ($4,450). However, the community quickly noted that the broker did not check the item's price (even though he had to confirm the listing and delivery) and confirmed the delivery while he was ALLEGEDLY driving a vehicle. While the broker of the expensive AK is not wealthy himself, the owner of the AK also appears to have a CSGO inventory of $100,000, which further splits the community on whether Arkasha should return the item even though the sale is entirely the broker's fault.
Typically, it is common courtesy to return an obviously mispriced item. However, the fact that the original owner is wealthy and the broker had every opportunity to notice the mistake but delivered the item while ALLEGEDLY texting and driving has morally split the community in half on whether Arkasha should keep the AK or return it. Also, a common courtesy is to offer the buyer of a delivered mispriced item a tip for returning the item. However, the broker (who is not wealthy) of the item offered Arkasha $700 to return the $44,500 item, which some believe is fair, and others believe is too low and feel like the original wealthy owner should offer some additional compensation to receive his item back.
Many feel that Arkasha is not obligated to return the expensive item since it is the broker's fault for mispricing it and delivering it while ALLEGEDLY driving a vehicle. However, many people think about how they would feel if that was their item that a friend mistakenly delivered for one-tenth of its actual value. There is no correct answer to this ethical dilemma since there are clear, valid arguments to make about whether Arkasha should keep the insane snipe he got.
Many people dream of winning the lottery, and that is what Arkasha just experienced because of someone texting while driving. Suppose you put yourself in the shoes of hitting the best snipe of all time because of a seller not double-checking the price of his listed item and delivering it while ALLEGEDLY driving a vehicle. Would you feel obligated to return such a life-changing amount of money? However, keep in mind that a life-changing amount of money could also be a negative life-changing amount of money for the broker of the item.
In the whirlwind of an unexpected and unprecedented event in the CSGO community, Arkasha finds himself at the center of a moral crossroads. The tale of the mispriced AK Asiimov with 4 Katowice 2014 Holos has ignited a heated debate among traders. On one side, the argument stands firmly on common courtesy, advocating for the return of an obviously mispriced item. However, the circumstances surrounding this extraordinary situation add layers of complexity, with a wealthy owner and a negligent broker who was ALLEGEDLY driving a vehicle while texting. As the trading community remains divided, it becomes clear that this is not a black-and-white ethical dilemma. The dream-like scenario of winning the lottery through someone else's oversight prompts reflection on individual values. The question lingers: will Arkasha keep the AK? Whatever he chooses to do is up to him at the end of the day, and you can justify both sides of the choice he is now burdened with.
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