So many spot-on comments in this thread, on both sides of the issue! I think there's merit to both sides of the argument, and a lot depends on the particular machine and the particular buyer and seller and the particular geography, as several other people have said or hinted at it earlier in the thread. In my opinion there are many games out there right now (new and old) that are worth the prices they appear to be getting. That said, I also feel a lot of frustration when I look through sale listings recently, because I see so many sellers that are asking prices that IMO are way too high for certain machines. And part of the frustration (for me) is that I believe there are people out there buying them at the inflated prices. (Likely newbies to the hobby.) And when C-grade and D-grade games are selling for premiums of $1,000-$2,000+ more than they probably should, those market events cause pricing on A-grade and B-grade used games to inflate too, because the owners of those games justifiably say to themselves, "well, if such-and-such crap title game sells for $2,500-$4,000 now when I used to see it sell for only $1,200-1,800, then sure as sh!+ my cool game that in fairness I wouldn't have thought is worth more than $5,500 ought to sell for $6,900 so that's what I'll insist on getting." The 90s and 2000s games are where the inflation seems worst, IMO.