Ah, the thread moved and now it will last longer again [spoiler:lit](not sure if yay)[/spoiler:lit].
But to the people who did said that they didn't had enough merch of their beloved. If he or she was popular, like having merch before, you should be able to search on Japanese sites more often and do not rely on shit like Amazon or Ebay, since they won't sell interesting stuff like an official daki, ever.
>but they're used!
Some of them are not, they do categorize it as "used" since they don't have a pre-owned tag, as well in the description will say that it was not unused or medium unopened. And also the Japanese are like Americans, they purchase X thing but they never open it because it is a collectible and therefore it is practically new.
I am speaking from personal experience on purchasing my new merch of my waifu that was released 3 years ago and some months and was still new as if it was made yesterday, but of course I paid a lot.
>you were lucky
No, I just had the patience of the Gods and saved a fuckton of money on my preferred service. Just like waifu pics or /r/, you need patience.
Do not lose hope when you search merch!