Quoted from PantherCityPins:
Eh, the complaining about the increase in classic pin prices is nothing new. Go back 6 years and you'll find people complaining about having to pay $4000 for an Addam's Family because their buddy bought one for $750 in the 2000s. It's all relative. Any hobby that involves old stuff that isn't being made anymore will generally increase in value.
It’s a topic where the nuance of my opinion seems fairly lost, given the responses that I get.
I personally don’t think that there is anything wrong with high $ for rare items. If someone can sell their three year old rarity, which was a commercial flop and made in very low numbers, for $35000 then good for them.
But for *me* personally, I’d rather buy a new pin that I like from a distributor. In fact, I think new pins are too cheap, given the demand.
What I personally dislike, is a warped market where a product turns into a pure money making object by so-called enthusiasts where all that counts is getting as much profit as possible. I mean, I’d be embarrassed asking $400 for a freaking piece of printed acrylic because it’s a “rare” topper LOL. But if that sells, well, that’s the weird market and I just laugh.
That I dislike this doesn’t mean that I complain about it. It just means that I won’t participate in it. And this is the reason why I buy new and not used, after I know that I like a game. Like with GZ.
I also don’t BS with this opinion. I have five games that I would *NEVER* buy for their current market value. But I also don’t sell them, though I apparently could cash out well more than $50000 for them. They mostly sit unused except for the occasional play but the last thing I want is dealing with these money crazed “collectors”. I am more of a collector than them - at least I actually collected and dont try to get as much cash as possible.