Quoted from brobra:
So I like to flip games. I like the hunt, the drive, the people I meet, and I like to clean up games and make them work well. I found I like working with my hands and solving problems and learning.
I need advice about how to go about this with out being perceived as d!ck. I’m trying to offer a decent value by passing off clean games that work. But I put a lot of time and money into it; gas, parts, etc, and I don’t work for free.
Here's my 2 cents since you are asking for it. Don't pretend to be something you are not. I don't think that will be an issue, as you seem to be a pretty honest person, but that being said, what exactly are you? You aren't a hobbyist, this is clearly a business for you. That is fine, but a lot of people on this site are hobbyists. Identify yourself as a business, in a more official manner, and people will treat you more accordingly.
When your prices are higher than others, or your forum activity is almost completely comprised of For Sale and Wanted to buy posts, people are more accepting of it when they know you need to do this to live on, and that this is what you do for a living. You present your Facebook page as a business, similar presentation here would be a better thing to make things smoother for you.
Hobbyists don't care about your perceived value you are bringing to the table when many of us bring the same value without passing all of the additional cost to the buyer. Hobbyists typically sell to other hobbyists, and not usually to businesses, so you may have to get a little creative in sourcing your pins.
Good luck with your endeavors. I really enjoy pinball, but would hate it in 5 seconds flat if I needed to do it for a living. I am glad you have the fire clearly burning inside you.