Quoted from grantopia:
Well if you actually read what I wrote I said both I have no idea what this game is worth and I'm not commenting on the price of this particular game. I do not understand why because someone says the price for the game/any game/anything is good and they don't buy it it means they are wrong, like you say here:
For example, 4k would be a great price for a TAF, but I don't have 4k in liquid funds today, so I'm not going to buy it. Doesn't make it a bad price.
Not if it's beat to hell, or missing parts, boards, etc., it's not a good price. Not everyone tries to get top dollar for stuff, either. There's a (major) advantage to selling something below so-called "market" value - and this is it, to me: If I sell you something below market value, it's as is. I don't want to hear from you again, I don't want to hear the bulb went out, the ball got stuck, you blew a fuse, I brought the backglass in from below zero to 80 degree inside and it peeled, etc. This is why I price things cheaper than people "think" they should go for. It's also why I sell to known pinball flippers, who jack to price up to whatever they can get, because then the burden of hassle is on them, not me, and they pay cash, pickup quickly, and drive away. Everyone's happy.
Quoted from slochar:
I can tell someone I think something is worth whatever I want, but if I'm not willing to buy it at that price, my price assessment would be flawed, wouldn't it?
Not sure what's so hard to understand about that opinion? If it helps you understand it, just say I don't understand your (meaning my) thinking. I can't think of any other way to state it other than the quote from myself above, no one's forcing you to adhere to the way I'm thinking. The point (stated, yet again, as plain as I can make it) is that if you offer a pricing opinion on something you should be willing to buy it for that price. I didn't say you HAVE to buy it, just that you'd be willing to buy it if you were in the market for it.
At any rate, maybe @moto_bone would care to share what the game sold for. Then everyone in the future can state with some authority that "sonic gamatron sold on 1.1.2020 for $xxxx" - rather than making prices up, or calling it a "good" price or a "bad" price. Purely optional of course.
Now, there's a ton of January White Sales I have to go to and buy up everything that's a good price as I walk by, so time to go.