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03 days agoSolarisJapanSolarisJapan
In stock @ Solaris Japan (¥22,000)

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01 month agoTIGRATIGRA
Selling sale #75384
51 month ago (1 month ago)SureFiguresSureFigures ?!
PickyCollector (2 months ago) #3040533 When the price jumps up that much, almost no one will buy it... I would at least like to be shown the actual math behind those prices.

I believe FgrClctn had a good point with supply and demand. I am on your side where I would not pay as much as say ¥18,580 (see post below) for this figure. However, where I disagree is that I believe some people will pay this price. There are companies like amiami that will list this figure at a fairer price (still above release value) but she is bought almost instantly after her posting. It's possible that some of these companies and sellers on eBay and Amazon buy them up at these prices and relist them at outrageous prices so that they can make their profit. Some companies may even write programs that alert them when certain products go on sale from more respected distributors. All of this increases demand and may make some outlandish prices look more reasonable.

I have wanted a figure so bad that I paid $200 for her - which was about 180% her release price. To me, it's like any other collection-based hobby. Take baseball cards: If you were lucky enough to have purchased Babe Ruth's rookie card upon release, it was cheap. However, you certainly would not sell that card anywhere near the price you paid. You could mark it up a little (like say amiami) and sell it instantly. Or you could mark it up a lot (like these other dealers); it may not sell instantly but it will sell eventually.

Edit: Please keep in mind all of this is just speculation. I am not an expert. However, I am a mathematician and I would conjecture that the mathematics behind this is too involved to write in an mfc post. We may need to discuss game theory, probability, statistics and economics! My much more concise explaination is that it's people trying to make some easy money.
02 months ago (2 months ago)PickyCollectorPickyCollector
Elixir (2 months ago) #3040518Actually, this was $101.32 USD on release, but the USD has no business in this hobby.
Really? Because I checked all of the maid retailers that are now sold out of the item and they were all selling it in the $60-$75 range at the time of release.

Did the conversion between the Yen and USD really change that much in the past three years? O .O
02 months ago (2 months ago)PickyCollectorPickyCollector
FgrClctn (2 months ago) #3040383Market forces of supply & demand determine current prices. The phrase "Charge what the market will bear" sums it up. Once the original supply is gone, you are now competing against others who want the same item in a steadily decreasing supply. Sellers want the most they can get for their item. You want; you pay.
...but I'm hoping you were being rhetorical & humorously sarcastic. You were, right?

Perhaps I was not clear about my confusion with after market prices.

After market confuses me simply because of typical consumer reaction to it and how businesses react to that reaction. When the price jumps up that much, almost no one will buy it. They do not buy it because to put it simply, people do not believe that the item is worth that much. People do not trust those prices. Especially with the presence of Amazon and Ebay.

So what is the point in making the price so high when all you are doing is near ensuring no one will buy it? That is where my confusion is coming from. Because I feel it completely does the opposite of what any business should be aiming to do. Make a profit. You can't make a profit on an item if no one buys it. If anything, that only means you are losing money because you have already paid the expenses to acquire that item in the first place. I see figures like this marked up to tremendous prices and the remain unsold for many years despite how insanely popular or wanted that figure may be. To me, that says the sale strategy is no working.

Mark it up perhaps about $20-$30 and I think there is a shot of someone buying it, but many of the after market prices I see go to more than double or triple the original value and get practically no buyers over all. So I see businesses using this pricing method that, from what I am able to observe, is yielding little to no profit for them for those items.

That is why after market confuses me. With the information I am always being shown between after market prices and sales, I can't help but feel a constant sense of contradiction in the economics behind this system. I would at least like to be shown the actual math behind those prices. :|
12 months agoElixirElixir
PickyCollector (2 months ago) #3039416Ok. Someone really needs to clearly explain to me how these after market prices work. This thing's original retail value was about $67. Then when it is sold out, every seemingly legit store asks for $150 or more. I need a clear explanation of how this economic process occurs. Other than seeing a few people on Ebay selling theirs for 5x the price, I seriously have no concept of where these instant and radical price increases come from.

Actually, this was $101.32 USD on release, but the USD has no business in this hobby.
22 months agoFgrClctnFgrClctn
PickyCollector (2 months ago) #3039416Ok. Someone really needs to clearly explain to me how these after market prices work. This thing's original retail value was about $67. Then when it is sold out, every seemingly legit store asks for $150 or more. I need a clear explanation of how this economic process occurs. Other than seeing a few people on Ebay selling theirs for 5x the price, I seriously have no concept of where these instant and radical price increases come from.Market forces of supply & demand determine current prices. The phrase "Charge what the market will bear" sums it up. Once the original supply is gone, you are now competing against others who want the same item in a steadily decreasing supply. Sellers want the most they can get for their item. You want; you pay.
...but I'm hoping you were being rhetorical & humorously sarcastic. You were, right?
02 months agoPickyCollectorPickyCollector
Ok. Someone really needs to clearly explain to me how these after market prices work. This thing's original retail value was about $67. Then when it is sold out, every seemingly legit store asks for $150 or more. I need a clear explanation of how this economic process occurs. Other than seeing a few people on Ebay selling theirs for 5x the price, I seriously have no concept of where these instant and radical price increases come from.
23 months agoiTheShirtiTheShirt Seasonally Otaku'd
Where can I get this maid outfit life size... =_=
03 months agoPickyCollectorPickyCollector
I hope this gets re-released someday. T^T

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