When pricing something, something is worth what somebody is prepared to pay for it. Clearly, eBay is a huge marketplace and so is very good at determining the correct price. Obviously people prefer to pay less for things and people who can't afford them will be upset, but if the items still sell then they are not overpriced. Witness Apple products. IMO some of the items listed by markfieldminiatures and the like ARE overpriced - not because of some assessment of what they used to cost or anything of the like, but because they are not selling.
Absolutely. As an example, Hasbro recently released a new line of Transformers onto the market - Prime. They started with a First Edition preview range. However, they then decided to stop production of these, move onto the main line, and cut of the supplies at source. So, overnight, a toy that was selling for £25 was then being advertised and sold
for £60+. The only difference was that suddenly demand outstripped supply. What was the 'correct' price, and was it worth it? Only the buyer decides that.... But, I didn't get one!
- A brief look into my twisted world, including wargames and beyond.http://www.net-armageddon.org
- The official NetEA (Epic Armageddon) site and resource.