The only thing I own that I know is semi-rare is Underoath's Cries of the Past. It was nearly impossible to find and then I just randomly stumbled upon it for $10 new on this small Christian music site years back. I figured it had to be a scam but nah, it was legit. Kind of wish I had kept it in its packaging but that was back before I realized how much rare stuff went for. I mean, I knew that it was hard to find because I had never found it anywhere, period. I didn't realize it could be sold for over $100.
Congratulations on showing why your "it generally pays off to be a good guy and that's why morals exist" theory is flawed. When you're dealing with people you don't know and trying to make money (i.e. acting like a corporation) even a nice guy like you is willing to be a dick.
@Jargon Seriously? I'm not anti-capitalism. (That would be anti-Ron Paul!) And I'm not selling Insulin, or something. If someone has the desire and the excess funds to pay a premium for a sealed copy of a luxury good, I will gladly enable that. He might even know that a reprint is coming. Or maybe he thought that he was pulling one over on me. I was already planning to sell it once I heard on RFN that it was rare again. Sell it and buy a used copy. Now I'll just buy a new one.
I'm also selling a once-played Super Street Fighter IV for seven dollars. I dunno. It's the game of buying and selling. Arbitrage is how you make money. Every time you win, someone else loses.
It sold, btw.
But SSFIV didn't.
Anyway, my behavioral theory still holds. Being a good guy in this scenario wouldn't really affect my environment at all.
@Jargon I would if I knew him. That's what I'm saying. I'm not an unconditionally 'nice' person. I'm an animal like everybody else. Just one that generally believes that it's in my best interests to be nice to others. Especially when it doesn't cost me much.
Received my game case last week, and it's pretty slick. Lots of space for games, and really nice covers. Feels legit.
And thank Nintendo for the games-for-coins dealio. On Saturday night friends and I got a lot of enjoyment out of two games: Mario Party 2 and Super Mario Kart. We played a 35-turn game on the Pirate board, and it was fun all the way through. Then we played some battle mode in SMK, loser passing the controller around. It's still as fun as it used to be. Red Shell vs red shell gets so intense!