ever bit the bullet on a ridiculous aftermarket price?ever bit the bullet on a ridiculous aftermarket price?Ask MFC

lyss_lyss_16 dag(en) geleden
as the title says, ever bit the bullet on a ridiculous aftermarket price by impulse?

lemme tell you all a little story. im currently trying to built a hypnosis mic detolf, and since the nendoroids i preordered came with the preorder bonus, ive been trying to get the rest with their bonuses for it. sounds like something difficult and expensive to accomplish right? especially when you skipped out of most of the preorders? well lemme tell you about one nendoroid in particular that i bit the bullet on.

there are two nendoroids bonuses i need left, jyutos ITEM #806104 and jakurais ITEM #806105. i thought to go hunt down jyuto first since hes gotten to be the hardest to find compared to jakurai. now heres the thing, his aftermarket price has jacked up alot. literally the most inexpesnive i could find was 11,500 yen ($115) on surugaya. ive been waiting and waiting for months for one that is decently priced, but everytime one pops up, someone had already bought it. so, by impulse, i got the expensive one.

i feel pretty dang stupid doing that, but man i had no choice. it was either i spend the 11,500 yen or i possibly dont ever get the nendoroid with the bonus. as i said before, his bonus has gotten to be really hard to find, so i might as well do it now. they may never be another listing, you never know. not for a very long time atleast. also my dads been telling me to put more expensive items on my credit card, and since i have no preorders i need to pay off this month and i didnt really buy anything, i might as well buy the nendoroid right? i may have to do the same with jakurai someday, thankfully he isnt listed as that expensive usually.

ever experienced this yourself? tell me below
pls i dont wanna feel alone

edit: so i did it. i bit the bullet on a $94 jakurai (-‸ლ)
this is why im always broke
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like maybe for half my figure collection so far-
4 dag(en) geleden
i remembered this article being posted several days ago and came back just to say that it encouraged me to bite the bullet and spend $343 on ITEM #144366 today. its bittersweet knowing that i actually caved and spent that much on a figure (before her my most expensive figure was ITEM #33495 for $218), but now i have an absolutely beautiful model of one of my all time favorite characters from my all time favorite video game.

i think resale prices are subjective. if its a figure you truly, truly want and have the means for, just do it (after thoroughly searching for the best price though!). unfortunately, aftermarket prices are almost always inevitable. id rather have one $300 figure thats the crown jewel of my collection that i adore and stare at every day than 10 $30 prize figures that i just like. you were probably gonna spend that $115 on some other figures anyway, don't feel too bad over spending it on one thing!
8 dag(en) geleden
i’ve gotten close to biting the bullet of paying extra on a few things, but haven’t just yet. i try and find a good deal after searching for months as opposed to giving up and paying up, but there’s certain items i’ve wanted to get my hands on for years, where the price just refuses to go down even slightly. this is mainly with older or popular nendoroid lines (like panty from PASWG, aph england’s first release and tanaka from haikyu), but some scales like the bishojo beetlejuice have my wallet shaking ooft.
11 dag(en) geleden
ojakue giyuu and satoru are my wives
i spent nearly 300 usd (plus shipping but i forgot how much) on ITEM #441572 who shot up SO MUCH in the aftermarket. i could not find one for a decent aftermarket price, and i've even seen this figure go for 400+ before. it was like, both worth it and not worth it because now rei is the most expensive figure i've bought and she's not like. even a dynamic figure worth 300 usd. but at the same time, i got her with ritsu (who's aftermarket prices are slowly climbing up) so it is still worth it :]
12 dag(en) geleden
The aftermarket is inevitable in this hobby. A lot of nendos surpass $100 post release. Blend S Maika is the only one so far I had to pay somewhat steep aftermarket for. It was new of course. She regularly sells for $100 plus. Used is a bit less. Eventually though I can see myself succumbing to the aftermarket many times over. Supply and demand :/.
13 dag(en) geleden
skylinedo BANNED
Never on impulse or else regret may set in and that's no good. Always researched[obsessed] with pricing which educated me on spotting an excellent deal on the fly. Others' rarity sometimes left me no choice:

ITEM #61484 I think I paid 300 bc only plamoya had her in '13

ITEM #15587 I dropped 460 on otakurepublic but was promptly refunded due to lack of stock. I really wanted an authentic one which is quite rare. ended up getting lucky on amiami preowned for 25 bucks

ITEM #505 cost me ~180 b/b condition. Originally 50 + shipping. Glad I got her bc I never saw her on amiami every again. And she goes for 300+ now

ITEM #106881 ITEM #130984 I paid 500-700 each. I was in self-imposed otaku exile from late '09 to may '13 so I obviously missed the pre orders for 33800 each...
14 dag(en) geleden
keter Anomalous Precure!
myethos stardust. 375 dollars. im still a bit ashamed that i did that but shes absolutely gorgeous
14 dag(en) geleden
The aftermarket prices on the HypMic nendoroid line is rough; I wish you luck in picking up Jakurai for a fairer price. (I was looking for Hifumi for forever and managed to snag his off ami for 7000¥.)

To answer your question tho, I bought Item #441572 for $350 Cad; which was honestly quite a steal since he regularly goes for $500+. I refuse to spend that much on an aftermarket figure again (I just desperately needed him) even tho there are a few overpriced ones that I want so bad. (Item #331626, for instance.)
14 dag(en) geleden
My romantic partner ended up spending 90$ or so on ITEM #288946 at a convention, mostly because we felt bad for bothering the woman who worked at the booth all day. It uhhhh wasn't worth it lmao
14 dag(en) geleden
Had to spend like 17000 yen on this bastard ITEM #415197

Thunderbolt Fantasy isn't even super popular or anything so the fact he has insane aftermarket prices is beyond me.
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