Quoted from RobbyIRL5:
I'm right here so if my ad has hurt any feelings and you can't find your safe space (by simply moving on), I'm happy to discuss.
The last POTC sold for $17,500 in 2 hours (I know this, I helped pack it up), 2-3 weeks ago. Mine is basically listed for $18,500 with $1000+ in accessories (which are also no longer available to my knowledge). In very simple terms, when there is no market (none available), its whatever somebody is willing to pay. Somebody that will pay $17,500 would pay 10% more. I can't imagine that anybody owning this machine being upset seeing that it's worth more.
Simply pass it up if you don't like it. Free market. I've knowingly overpaid for plenty of pins, but happy I did it because I got what I wanted when I wanted it.
Honest question if this is the game and it sold in 2 hours, why has it been pending sale for a month?