Quoted from RustyLizard:
Hilton, I know you well enough to know that you mean well, but....there is no evidence of foul play there. FG is regularly listed for $4600-$4700 on the forums I read. This looks like a really nice game and we all know eBay pin prices can be high so $4850 is completely reasonable. Robin himself has said he doesn't want anyone pressured into donating to the site. As a friend, I am asking you reconsider your position on this one.
Russ, I can clarify that I have no desire to pressure anyone into donating.
I do however retain the right to call someone out when they are coming into our community and doing lots of taking with very little giving. Post a second FA thread when you did not even offer the game to the community here first, and I think it is fair game that some people that care about the community will be a bit peeved.
I do not want Pinside to transform into a place of more silent auctions, advertisements from flippers/retailers constantly looking to sell for top dollar, and posters constantly looking for favors (i.e. help me transport a pin, buy my item for top dollar on ebay, etc...), or spamming the site with redundant threads will the sole intent to bring more attention to an auction.
I also have not changed my stance on this auction. When I look at the bid history, it is enough for me to pull out. I had originally recommended for a buddy to keep an eye on this auction as he has been looking for a nice FG. After the recent bid history, I advised him to pass and not bid any further. I also found 2 other FGs that are in similar (in one case better) condition and for sale somewhat locally at an asking price that is less than the current ebay top bid on this game.
$4850 is a completely reasonable price for this game, esp on ebay. The seller should be quite happy with that price I would think. I can only assume that he actually would have made more $$$ if he had offered the game up here as he would not have had to pay ebay/paypal fees.