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  • It depends. If the aftermarket price is ridiculous, I usually tell myself that another figure will come around that I will like for a more reasonable price. But unfortunately nowadays with pre-order price inflation, an inflated aftermarket figure can still be cheaper. For example [url=]ITEM #287869[/url] was 9k yen when she came out, but I would be willing to pay 14k for one in good condition just because it is probably the going rate for a similar figure nowadays.
    3 days ago
    I struggle to even consider paying 1.5x the original price of figures I want. I've paid aftermarket prices for like 3 figures, but they were in the more manageable range (around $200, where their original price was around $150). I do have regrets not ordering some figures that shot up in the aftermarket, but I don't lose sleep over them. I don't have a strong grail mentality, where I desire a figure so much that I can pay almost any price. There are just so many figures getting released/announced/re-released each year, so I don't get stressed out too much about not getting a specific figure.
    3 days ago
    SebastianLover3 days ago#95102229Sometimes the aftermarket prices seem to make no sense, but ultimately I want the figure so I'll pay an inflated price. I try to settle for the lower end of market price when possible. It sucks, but that's just how it is. I find a lot of figures also tank in the aftermarket, so it kind of balances out anyway.
    I've only managed to pick up 1 figure on the lower end in the aftermarket and i appreciate it more and more whenever I see listings for it.
    I know you're collection is awesome and it would be quite difficult to try and replicate your collection in the aftermarket haha
    3 days ago
    Oh I definitely understand. I don't pay after market prices. There are few giant statue show stoppers in my place. One in particular is about 5 times the AFTERMARKET price of Soul Sacrifice Red Hood (ITEM #236345). I really would love Red Hood in my collection but her price is like twice the release price. In fact! I will likely be making a NRD (non-refundable deposit, basically pre-order) on a statue this week in which the NRD itself will cost more than what I can get Red Hood for. Now that is pretty ridiculous haha. ^_^
    3 days ago
    CookieNel3 days ago#95102219I really don’t like how some older figures are overpriced, because it makes it difficult to buy figures of my favorite characters, I still try to get the best price I can though, even if it ends up being more then the og price.

    I like to try and collect my favorite characters as well. Seeing as you're named after a Bleach character, you know the pain of trying to find really GOOD figures for a series as well. At least they gave good resins for Bleach haha otherwise I'd never would've gotten my Gin statue
    3 days ago
    Sometimes the aftermarket prices seem to make no sense, but ultimately I want the figure so I'll pay an inflated price. I try to settle for the lower end of market price when possible. It sucks, but that's just how it is. I find a lot of figures also tank in the aftermarket, so it kind of balances out anyway.
    3 days ago
    Malachi3 days ago#95102214All the time. For older figures, I never pay more than their original retail price. If a grail is selling for $400 on the aftermarket, I'm never going to buy it.

    I usually look at the original price and quality before I even consider it.

    But I agree with your mindset and thats usually what I aim for. Unless I'm desperate for it lol but even then
    3 days ago
    I really don’t like how some older figures are overpriced, because it makes it difficult to buy figures of my favorite characters, I still try to get the best price I can though, even if it ends up being more then the og price.
    3 days ago
    All the time. For older figures, I never pay more than their original retail price. If a grail is selling for $400 on the aftermarket, I'm never going to buy it.
    3 days ago
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