Quoted from Pinfactory2000:
Huh? The 2008 recession was LITERALLY the worst economic downturn since the 1930’s. If you don’t think that was the textbook definition of ‘hitting the fan’ then we had very different economics professors and textbooks. Any economic downturn is going to impact how discretionary income is spent and the impact of a reduction in retirement savings or housing value has a proven impact on how people spend.
As mentioned before, popularity and ‘fun factor’ Are already priced into a titles value. There’s a reason raven is priced at what it is vs other pins from that era.
I worked construction at the time and we never felt any hard times during the "Great Recession". This was in Daviess County, IN where we had the lowest unemployment in the state and most of our jobs are reliant on construction (cabinets, houses, building supplies, trusses).
I remember one County in Northern Indiana that most of their jobs relied on a big RV factory and they had the highest unemployment rate. I guess that illustrates the tightening of people's budgets when they quit buying RVs.
It's weird to hear how hard it was. I'm not doubting but for us there was nothing different.