Quoted from pcprogrammer:
If you buy a new one be prepared to lose at least $1,500 to $2,000. Just the reality of this pin. It's an awesome pin though, someday I'll get one myself.
This is very true since I bought one early on. However, I have no regrets the enjoyment I get from owning this game for the last few years is priceless for me. I've also purchased other NIB pins, and fully expect to take a hit if selling. Saving money and getting a used Hobbit is great option, except at my age I don't want to be hauling 350 lbs pin from someones basement to mine that's not priceless.