It's human nature to be envious and jealous at times.
The preceding is very applicable and true when it comes to the 1:6 hobby or any hobby.
If you managed to procure a lot of 1:6 figures over the years at various prices ranging from bargain to whatever the MSRP was at the time, then you would price/sell them at whatever you deem appropriate or whatever you want knowing what you price them at may not appear attractive or reasonable to buyers because the unsaid motive for buyers is usually pay at little as possible because it's a buyer's market more or less . . . short of something that is really rare/special and very desired by collectors who know the rarity and value of the item.
We've all been through this many times.
Recently, I posted elsewhere a few 1:6 items that I have multiples of within my collection. The items are from 10 or more years ago. I don't need the money and not in any dire circumstances to must sell.
I sold a few items and was satisfied with the $ made.
I had one potential buyer express hostility towards me. The potential buyer felt my pricing was unfair by claiming to know what I supposedly paid and their going rates and felt my pricing mark up was unfair for new and old buyers who missed out on them many years back and I should sell them for X percentage and I need to consider passing "karma" by selling them at what I paid for or possibly less in terms of overall good will.
My reply was simply, "Thank you for your consideration."
I left it that.
I wasn't irate/upset. If it was some years ago, I would have been, but why? I figured the potential buyer was envious/jealous and left it that.
Why do some absolutely feel this way? Is it just pure pettiness or do they believe/feel their perspective is very valid?
Some years back I had the good fortune of buying an obscene cache of boxed CY GIRL figures from a local retailer for unbelievable low price. I posted about it in a CY GIRL focused collector discussion group. I received a few message "demanding" I share in my good fortune for the price I paid or lower than what I paid as an obligation to the group.
I did no such thing. I did sell off some figures I broke down for parts for around what I paid (i.e. parts I didn't need/want). I found out after the fact, some members of the group privately were "butt hurt" that I refused to share in my good fortune with them at my cost or loss just because.
I feel like I've come full circle again in some respects. It's almost as if there is unsaid and unwritten rule you must sell at a loss and how dare you make a profit on a sale to a collector?
Buying from our usual sources for the greatest and latest 1:6 offerings is stressful enough due to the high prices and such.
Posting 1:6 stuff to sell to free up room in our 1:6 collection is already perplexing . . . especially those who are in a time and $ crunch for whatever reasons.
Is envy/jealousy within the 1:6 hobby when it comes to selling still the same or has it gotten a bit more pointed?