I'm a monster girl fan so it was not on the topic you might think of.
As I mentioned in the other reply (mfc didn't allow me to multi quote so I'll slightly repeat myself), I don't poop out 100 dollar bills. Hell, if I would I'd probably be tax'd for it >.>
You're right on something only being worth what you feel like it is. But there are still 2 "forms" of that. A delusional one and a factional one. Something can be worth millions to you but only having a value of 10 bucks. The other one fluctuates along with varied statistics.
Whether or not you can pay for something still doesn't mean it's smart to do so.
Many people lack control and often dig themselves a deep hole that's really hard to get out of by thinking the way you do. I hope you never get into problems created by money.
Skimming through your comment, a lot of things pointed out are rather ... troublesome and some incorrect/going against your other words.
For example: "If an item is practically priceless to you, then you should expect others to act the same way". In one way you say item prices depend on the person but with this you say all item prices are practically the same: your price = their price. Which brings up the question: if you say think something's worthless, do other people think it's worthless?
Of course not, you're just going in against your words. But no worries, I know what you're trying to say. Doesn't really make sense to say that to a person like myself but I'm following.
If I do ever find it, facts will come into play when it comes to buying it.
Original sale price, quantity, are there other listings (if so those prices) and so on and so forth, all to eventually come to the conclusion ... will I buy it?
In the end you will always tinker a bit with it, stretching out your price range but to me no desire is great enough to overcome logical thinking. No matter how dumb I can be sometimes XDI can actually giggle about you not finding the linked thing. I made a post about similar items some time ago. A very controversial one ... got very heated and I had to take some steps before people started ripping each other's hair out XD
I feel that you may have misunderstood my intent, as your comment came off as a little hostile, but forgive me if I'm just misreading your tone. I meant no offense in my own post, so I'm sorry if it came off that way. I was simply speaking from my own perspective. I'm interested in different opinions, not echo chambers, and I was simply offering another way of viewing the situation. If you can't agree, that's perfectly fine with me.
I can see how part of what I said didn't make a lot of sense. When I said, "If an item is practically priceless to you, then you should expect others to act the same way," what I was saying was simply that if an item is worth a lot to you, it's likely that it is also worth a lot to other collectors, and this perceived value of an item is something that drives the price up. If it is worth a lot to you, it may also be worth a lot to the seller, and they will only be willing to part with it for a high price. I meant that you should only EXPECT this to be the case, but feel free to be pleasantly surprised when the value you place on it is much higher than the value sellers place on it. It CAN work in reverse (like items that tank in the aftermarket because they aren't popular), but a seller's ideal is to sell high, so they will always do so if there is someone who will pay it. I think it's more like expect the worst while hoping for the best. I hope that made more sense.
You said you understood, but also it doesn't make sense to say that sort of thing to a person like yourself. I don't actually know you, so I don't know what makes sense to say to you. I think this is an important thing to understand.
I would also like to assure you that I have a lot of faith in my budgeting skills, I do not believe in credit cards, and I have an emergency fund that can handle the cost of a very rare grail if I decide to go through with it. In another recent topic I talked about how three of my ultimate grails (all of which had been impossible to find) all became available to me within a two-week period. I agonized over it, and ultimately decided it was worth the loan from my emergency fund, which I promptly paid back. This is not a frequent occurrence by any means, but I have arranged my money in a way that I can shoulder the cost if a "grail emergency" pops up. I know the difference between a good purchase, a purchase I can afford, and a really bad decision. Please don't feel the need to worry about my life choices.
In the end, I really believe we have a different view on money, and there's nothing wrong with that. I was simply explaining the situation from my own perspective, and I'm not trying to force my views, so I apologize if anything I said gave that impression.