How about having a system where others can select one of three options on the original for sale post for 'Expensive', 'Cheap/Bargain' or 'Priced just right' (or whatever wording is appropriate) and then not allowing price discussions? This would allow everyone to see what the general feeling of the community is with regard to pricing without it descending into chaos.
That's an interesting one..I'd like for sale threads to be lockable as I hate to see people chipping in with their take on things (look how my MB thread got shafted). I do think there should be a buyer aware thread outside of this for sale thread tho where people can comment and expose rats like Baz.
Monster Bash is a special case imho. It has obviously been in the spotlight due to MBR. Loads of MBs have been put up for sale in the last 12 months forcing an adjustment in the game's market value. A number of sellers seemingly wanted to achieve the pre MBR price, whereas buyers saw plenty for sale so were in no hurry to pull the trigger.
@Neil McRae managed to sell his quickly, presumably due to setting a sensible price, but so many of the others sat unsold for week after week. So it is unsurprising that folk may have commented on this.
Party Zone 1k
Lethal weapon 3 1.1k
No fear 1.1k
Dr who 1.2k
X files 1.3k
Demo man 1.5k
Last action hero 1.5k
Royal rumble 1.6k
DE Batman 1.7k
Williams drac 1.9k
DE star wars 2.3k
I don't know how likely or unlikely it is, really. It was said earlier that someone had seen comments like that on a pin that actually wasn't a great price, so shrug.
My take on the market is just one of a thousand. I am just as likely to be wrong as anyone else. Very hard to factor condition into broad pricing discussions too.
Like you I would rather have a good original MB than a remake too. The originals are still going strong 20 years on. I have a SS so I know my way round the boards and menus. Who knows what parts/ reliability etc will be like for the remakes in 20 years ?
A MB was listed on here at 5k a few weeks back. The seller said he got nowhere with it on Ebay. It prompted another forum debate about the MBR effect and someone said ...
"I think you can pick up a remake classic for £6250 from Pinball Heaven". The seller never indicated that the game was sold.
Personally, I got spooked on remake prices when 3x AFMs traded on Ebay last October for 4.1, 4.2 and 4.6. Loads of games traded in short order and I actually did this post on it as I thought it gave a useful snapshot of prices. At the moment eBay is dominated by overpriced BINs and starting prices. But Oct was a good month ....
One AFM deal, well maybe discount it. But it was three in short order. In recent years MB, AfM and MM had attracted very strong money on Ebay as they were trophy games for wealthy buyers. It made me think that the MB shake out probably had further to run
Do we actually think that people go around commenting "great game"- "won't hang around long at this price" etc. if they don't believe it? Honestly?
on a more serious note, Can for sale threads be time limited ?
Say after a week/month whatever it automagically gets set to a different setting ? sold/no longer for sale but probably something else would be better (OLD listing maybe?)
Then if it hasn't sold the seller can reclassify it back to for sale. The amount of people asking if stuff is still for sale and the amount of sold listings that are still marked as for sale devalues the for sale section a bit..