Quoted from musketd:
JJP has pushed prices out of control every title they push the price up like pirates 9500$ which is insane I remember when they were at 6500$ not a bad price, but they just keep pushing the price up; now a company like CGC who maintain the same prices all the time is definitely helping us the collectors and even lowering the price on their classics to 6k which is amazing. Especially for a lot of us who like the pros. I remember when 4K would get you the full featured game but those days are long gone
I agree. $1000 price hike per title, on average, from JJP. $6500 WOZ, $7500 Hobbit, $8k-$9k DI, $9500 full-featured Pirates. Basically $10k shipped. Will be $11k with CA Sales Tax. Stern only hikes a couple hundred here, a couple hundred there. Not as noticeable short-term, but it really adds up over time. Sterns are about $1000 higher than 4-5 years ago. And now another $500-$700 sales tax on top? No way.