Sorry, COTP, we posted at the same time!
You should have to show your WS tattoo and a ticket stub from a pre 2001 concert to be able to buy any white stripes related merch. It's the only way to stop flippers and bandwagon fans.
I had to go to Swirl to see what Jack actually said, I'm so glad I wasn't there when he said it. Here's an excerpt, with thanks to Hawke000 for posting it:
<thebends9> ebay charity auction via Third man?
<JackWhite> why does it have to be charity?
<dexterslab> JackWhite: your ebay auctions are at 200, 150, 175, 136, 150
<JackWhite> dexterslab: they'll probably go higher than that
<senorsaltystick> sure let the market decide....but you pissed off alot of hardcore fans Jack.
<JackWhite> senorsaltystick: why would anyone be pissed about it?
<senorsaltystick> most peeps aren't cool with greed....they take more kindly to appreciation
<JackWhite> senorsaltystick: who's being greedy?
<senorsaltystick> JackWhite: cus no onewill listen to a $200 album.
<JackWhite> senorsaltystick: nobody told them to buy it with a gun to their head
<drdano> JackWhite: there's always people on ebay that jack the price up because they have more money than sense
<JackWhite> drdano: or are they just paying what the going rate is?
<benfrith> I'd rather the money go to the artist than some jerk flipper
<JackWhite> benfrith: good point
<JackWhite> the ebay flipper turns around and sells it for 300
<JackWhite> if 300 is what it's worth
<JackWhite> we sell a wanda jackson split record for 10 bucks
<JackWhite> then why doesn't 3rd man sell it for 300?
<Schiller> half the blame goes to the dolts who are shelling out that much on ebay though
<JackWhite> Schiller: you can't blame them if thats the going price
<JackWhite> an egg in 1849 in cali sold for $12
<mojoryan> JackWhite: because you care..300 would kill most people. You don't want that anymore than we do.
<JackWhite> mojoryan: it's not our choice though what the price is is it?
<dexterslab> JackWhite: i can tell you gave this ethical issue some thought
<JackWhite> dexterslab: just letting you know that 3rd man wants you to pick the price
<JackWhite> none of you wants to see a flipper walk out the door who doesn't even like the artist
<JackWhite> go and make a mint on a record he doesn't care about
<senorsaltystick> Jack is just printing money everybody....good for him...screw us.
<JackWhite> senorsaltystick: be nice
Edited by Aquamarine, 29 November 2010 - 09:28 PM.