Quoted from lllvjr:
I'm Guessing this is thrown at me... Yes he can out play me by a large margin... And I feel this game is priced right... But I don't feel I hurt the hobby... I've put lots of games in people's homes...that's more people playing at home... The money is just a by product of the hobby that is what it is.. Home collectors set the market... By what they ask and what they pay.
I agree to some extent, and that is the one positive- that the games are out of vendors hands. If it's a dusty pin from a warehouse, that is a plus. A game on route however, (depending on condition and location) could be a minus.
Some of the games that come out from these vendors however, are not worthy of the standard fair market prices being asked of them, and that is where I have the problem. Too many times, people with expendable income will just buy these games for high prices, and because they did that, it becomes the pricing staple/go to guide for all others and ones down the road.
Some flippers will disclose issues, or problems with their games, or shop and clean them up. Others sell as is, grab bag but the price remains the same. It takes a very scrupulous buyer, when the seller won't be.
That's just how it goes, and the hobby moves on.
As for your guess...well...I guess that depends where you see yourself in my paragraph, but there are many flippers that I can probably beat pretty good in a game of silverball.