recently more and more people who don't have invites to trade just offer their seedboxes, paid game accounts, rapidshare accounts or anything that has a monetary value.
on the other hand people trade invites for seedboxes etc.
the new trend seems to be: why should i pay for a seedbox if i have bittorrent invites. there are people who have permament access to seedboxes without having spent a single cent. they "pay" with their invites.
is this fair against others who pay with their (or daddy's) hard earned money?
of course this has nothing to do with selling/paying for invites because there's no direct money transfer involved, right?
is there really a difference?
if somebody offered his new grafic card in "exchange" for invites, would that be ok as well?
why not trade prepaid mobile phone cards for example?
invites were given for free and they're meant to be free. to trade them for something that has a monetary value is nothing else than selling them in my opinion.
paying cash for accounts/invites is totally frowned upon, but to buy something and trade it afterwards is perfectly fine i guess.
selling accounts/invites for cash is the most evil thing to do, but to trade them for something another one has paid for is perfectly fine i guess.
cash is a piece of paper. it only has a value because you can trade it for commodities.
here's my appeal: don't let invites become a currency!