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post #16 of 30

I got a chuckle out of that too.

 

 

It'd be great to be able to get Westone's cheap, but I do think you would endanger your account status if you mass ordered a bunch of IEMs.

post #17 of 30
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Originally Posted by falcohf View Post

I got a chuckle out of that too.

 

It'd be great to be able to get Westone's cheap, but I do think you would endanger your account status if you mass ordered a bunch of IEMs.


Not at all - but intention for resale I think would be against their terms of condition.

But think of it this way:
1 of them that gets sold and goes wrong (as in the driver blows up lool), westone won't accept your return/repair.

 

What I'm getting at is that every single person that buys from you would have to go again back through you to go to westone.

So in other words, people buying from you would have to have in mind that they won't be getting any repairs etc.

 

 

 

post #18 of 30

Good point, I didn't even think about what a hassle the after sale support / warranty repairs situation would be.
 

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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post




Not at all - but intention for resale I think would be against their terms of condition.

But think of it this way:
1 of them that gets sold and goes wrong (as in the driver blows up lool), westone won't accept your return/repair.

 

What I'm getting at is that every single person that buys from you would have to go again back through you to go to westone.

So in other words, people buying from you would have to have in mind that they won't be getting any repairs etc.

 

 

 



 

 

post #19 of 30


i think its unethical on there part for selling it so cheap to the military and gouging usblink.gif. I'm sure the discount can be written off for taxes so at the end of the day day get there money.

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Originally Posted by chef8489 View Post

I have an account, but would it not it be unethical to sell for profit or for others?



 


Edited by Guidostrunk - 10/21/11 at 11:24am
post #20 of 30

This just made my day beerchug.gif

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Originally Posted by alv4426 View Post

we would have an awfully small government if they had ethics biggrin.gif.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post

hahahah that's brilliant :p 

 

 



 

post #21 of 30


 

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Originally Posted by alv4426 View Post

we would have an awfully small government if they had ethics biggrin.gif.

 

 



You sir are the HERO of the day.

post #22 of 30

I hope that is a joke.
 

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Originally Posted by Guidostrunk View Post

i think its unethical on there part for selling it so cheap to the military and gouging usblink.gif. I'm sure the discount can be written off for taxes so at the end of the day day get there money.

 



 

post #23 of 30

Men and women who put themselves in harm's way to defend our country should get their Westones for cheap! smile.gif

 

That said, I know one guy in the military who has the cushiest job and sits on his thumbs all day. I hope he never takes advantage of this.

post #24 of 30
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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post

all i have to say, is the military are people that should be appreciated for putting their asses on the line :)

 



Co-sign.  It is a small, and very well deserved, perk.

post #25 of 30

Half my family is in the military and I know a lot of people in every branch (except AF) of the military, the majority of the ones I know are like this. And I just asked my cousin who I grew up with and was a marine for I think like 10 or 11 years (honorably discharged after getting injured in Iraq) and he says and I quote "certain branches of the military literally just sit on their butts all day collect their checks and glory while a few actually do risk their lives everyday." He also asked WTF a veteran would want with some mof***ing $300 headphones which I thought was hilarious. Also I dont really get why some of these military discounts exist, cause a lot of my family members who are/were military collect really fat checks. That being said Im thinking my cousin might get some convincing on why he needs those $300 headphones very soon very_evil_smiley.gif. And Im not trying to bash the military just the lazy asses, and my cousin says the army  (that is his view not mine biggrin.gif I have no opinion on the matter)

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That said, I know one guy in the military who has the cushiest job and sits on his thumbs all day. I hope he never takes advantage of this.



 

post #26 of 30

No one in the military collect fat checks. When I finished basic I got paid 740.00 a month.That was in 1996. As an e6 in 2006 after 10 years my base pay was 2770.00 a month. Majority of military family's struggle to make it month to month.
 

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Originally Posted by alv4426 View Post

Half my family is in the military and I know a lot of people in every branch (except AF) of the military, the majority of the ones I know are like this. And I just asked my cousin who I grew up with and was a marine for I think like 10 or 11 years (honorably discharged after getting injured in Iraq) and he says and I quote "certain branches of the military literally just sit on their butts all day collect their checks and glory while a few actually do risk their lives everyday." He also asked WTF a veteran would want with some mof***ing $300 headphones which I thought was hilarious. Also I dont really get why some of these military discounts exist, cause a lot of my family members who are/were military collect really fat checks. That being said Im thinking my cousin might get some convincing on why he needs those $300 headphones very soon very_evil_smiley.gif. And Im not trying to bash the military just the lazy asses, and my cousin says the army  (that is his view not mine biggrin.gif I have no opinion on the matter)

 



 

post #27 of 30
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Originally Posted by chef8489 View Post

No one in the military collect fat checks. When I finished basic I got paid 740.00 a month.That was in 1996. As an e6 in 2006 after 10 years my base pay was 2770.00 a month. Majority of military family's struggle to make it month to month. 

 



that's a lie... government waste can be found everywhere and anywhere. there are people making more money then they should deserve in the military

post #28 of 30


That is far from a lie. why dint you check to see how many soldiers are on food stamps and wic. how many have to take out loans to pay bills. Pay is based on grade and time in service. You only get extra pay for special duties or combat pay. Until you are involved first hand you have no clue. Here is the current 2011 pay scale. The only ones collecting fat checks are the senior officers with over 10 years in service. A 4star general with over 20 years of service makes 184,000.00 a year. Why don't you look at what a CEO of a major cooperation with 20+ years makes and compare their salary to this.

http://www.militaryfactory.com/military_pay_scale.asp

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Originally Posted by buffalowings View Post

that's a lie... government waste can be found everywhere and anywhere. there are people making more money then they should deserve in the military



 

post #29 of 30

Well, military pensions are nice, but no one's getting rich off of them (iirc, 50% of final pay grade after 20 years as active duty).  I think military pensions are probably the most justifiable pensions given in the public sector, given the opportunity cost of going active duty.  You basically give up advancing your professional career, and it makes pursuing higher education (particularly from top schools) much more challenging.  That's why you see so many officers getting out after 4 years, then obtain an MBA while going IRR.  Even an O-5 (LtCol) getting out after 20 years has limited transferable skills to the private sector, much less your average junior enlisted or NCO.  It's only former Generals moving onto cushy gigs with consulting firms, contracting firms, and private equity, due to their government rolodexes.

 

There are plenty of military contractors getting rich, but folks actually /in/ the military aren't making anywhere close to amazing pay.  That's why so many folks get out of SOCOM to go to Blackwater (now Xe).  The pay as an E-8 and 10 years of service, even with BAH, hazard, and combat pay, is a joke compared to what they get as a contractor pulling in $1-2k/day.  That's high-end escort money!


Edited by Elysian - 10/21/11 at 9:55pm
post #30 of 30

OMG.. 700 bucks for ES5

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