Jack White is NOT happy with eBay users who are putting up copies of limited-edition vinyl releases from his label, Third Man Records.
As his way of saying F-U to these eBayers, White has started to sell the records on eBay himself to the highest bidder.
Here's what he had to say about it on a fan message board:
"We sell a Wanda Jackson split record for 10 bucks, the eBay flipper turns around and sells it for $300. If $300 is what it’s worth, then why doesn’t Third Man Records sell it for $300? If we sell them for more, the artist gets more, the flipper gets nothing. We’re not in the business of making flippers a living. We’re in the business of giving fans what they want.”
More from White:
"Don't be spoiled, don't insult people who are trying to give you what you want … Seriously stop all of the whining, because what you communicate to us is that all of the trouble we go to isn't worth it because nothing we do will make you happy."
The man certainly has a point, but then again, if EVERYBODY who ever released a record had the same mindset as Jack White, then eBay would be the source of more drama than a High School cafeteria!
If we were to uncharacteristically make a team-based analogy, whose side would U be on? Team Jack White or Team Ebay Users?
[Image via WENN.]