The scene has changed so much since I started collecting. When games were cheap and plentiful on Craigslist, I couldn’t stop! NIB seemed soooo expensive at ~$4000, but I eventually went there. Around 2014, NIB hit $7500 with Star Trek LE. I was gonna stop there. But then I had to have the dream themes of Ghostbusters & Lebowski. However, after insertgate & the horrible gameplay, I cancelled GB. After Dutch’s lies about production, I got a refund on TBL…those two situations soured me on new pin buying. So, from 2014 to 2019, I didn’t buy any NIB. I bought a few used games (Hobbit & TNA). I bought Rick & Morty in 2019, which was delivered near the end of 2020. It wasn’t until recently that I went a little NIB crazy again. Godzilla LE, Rush LE, and Ultraman CE…and a used JP Prem.
I’m ready to go back to “never buying again” mode…not out of anger like before, but because I’m super happy with my new games and have barely scratched the surface of their depth. For each of the new games I got recently, I sold one. 1 in, 1 out. Right now I’m only selling to downsize. I’m more than happy with what I have, and honestly am mostly only playing the newer ones. I could prob sell 5 more and not lose any sleep. I have no desire to buy anymore, but could be tempted by a local deal like the old days.