>>7409997>You don't understand economics
Is your understand of economics precipitated on the PT Barnum theory?
A business that has to sell its products for less than it cost to buy them will eventually go exit the market. If you are concerned about the health of market participants, this is a problem. If you believe another sucker will take the last one's place, then it's not.
eBay seems to share the latter worldview. It continuously attacks sellers' profitability until they give up. eBay collects its pennies off prices lowered to a nickel on the dollar and moves on to find another corpse to scavenge from.
Do you ever wonder why a product is cancelled due to "lack of retailer interest?" Sometimes there aren't enough suckers left to buy into it. In the case of toys, I think collector-retailers buoyed the market a little and are waking up.
In case you're wondering, eBay can barely grow despite Amazon and e-commerce in general growing double digit percentages every year. All of their revenue growth comes from one-time asset sales and the uptick in shipping costs which they take a percentage of. Stores are empty but eBay is equally unattractive>>7409995>You can shit talk it all you want but fact of the matter is someone will eventually buy it at that price.
This. Time is a constant. Most toys will sit just as long at $10 as $100. Believe me, if I could knock prices down to 50% off and be rid of it all, I would. It just doesn't work that way.
I find double retail to be a safe spot. It keeps the bottlecaps and string hagglers away but isn't insane for an actual collector. I'll toss in all sorts of free/discounted stuff to make the price worthwhile. But nobody gets to cherry pick at Ollies prices.