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  • gwendal738-2Hace 2 meses#80250906While I do agree with the other points you posed, I also have to point out that Solaris (or really, any of the other MFC partner shops) is not a really good example as they are KNOWN to jack up their prices way past acceptable aftermarket numbers. Like, they shouldn't be the gauge for how you price a figure that you're selling, for example.
    And even then, I don't think it should render all of the suggestions I made moot. AmiAmi preowned IS a great place to get preowned nendoroids for not-Solaris crazy aftermarket prices so long as you have the patience to continually check it out, and Mandarake, HLJ, HS, TOM, and GoodsRepublic are still much, MUCH better than buying from ebay or Solaris for that matter.


    Agreed on Solaris of course, though they weren't like that not too long ago either ;)

    I don't know if what you said holds up in recent times. I know it was true before, but there is a recent development. The shops you mentioned have been seriously struggling to purchase high demand items (Idk if this is also true for Nendos but likely is for the 2018 ones). This because the price that's being >offered< (not asked by seller) is much higher on 2nd hand auction sites than the price that those shops are willing to pay to stock them.

    The logical response is that the shops you mentioned have no choice but to go along with this, because they need to raise their buy price to actually restock something. If they do not, then I don't think there's a point in continually checking for said high demand / 'easy money' item during these times and I doubt they can survive off selling medium/low demand items only. I imagine that pre-owned is instead getting flooded with medium/low demand items because people are selling those out of necessity in most cases, while trying to hold on to their grails if possible. It may still be possible in a very rare case, but there is a definite decline in this aspect regarding shops stock compared to 'pre-Corona' times.
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    Demigod_DanHace 2 meses#80250241ITEM #604422 Here is an example for you. Look at the shops price like Solaris.
    @everyone Ebay isn't the only place raising prices and not all of the sellers there are bad; it has even been happening on Mandarake lately. Meanwhile Suru's buy prices are so low compared to what they go for on 2nd hand auction sites that they are unable to regain stock once sold out, so that is a thing of the past as well. OP is 100% correct and it has been happening for many more types of goods, globally.
    Imo it's supply and demand with there being an increasing amount of demand for items that are discontinued unless they get re-runs. The Coronavirus made everyone sit at home bored looking for something to do and that is at least the biggest reason for the price spike; shops are just going along with it basically.


    While I do agree with the other points you posed, I also have to point out that Solaris (or really, any of the other MFC partner shops) is not a really good example as they are KNOWN to jack up their prices way past acceptable aftermarket numbers. Like, they shouldn't be the gauge for how you price a figure that you're selling, for example.

    And even then, I don't think it should render all of the suggestions I made moot. AmiAmi preowned IS a great place to get preowned nendoroids for not-Solaris crazy aftermarket prices so long as you have the patience to continually check it out, and Mandarake, HLJ, HS, TOM, and GoodsRepublic are still much, MUCH better than buying from ebay or Solaris for that matter.
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    gwendal738-2Hace 2 meses#80176088I am not sure what nendoroids you'd like to repurchase, but AmiAmi preowned is your best friend. I've never seen a nendoroid I want to buy (aftermarket) that exceeds $80. I guess if you're looking for more popular stuff, it can take a while to pop up on there - but you gotta be patient and stalk their preowned section almost religiously. If you're willing to spend that effort, you can get awesome deals.
    Also, ebay is a horrible place to buy figures, they're always, ALWAYS overpriced - even for ones that just came out, heck even for ones you can preorder (not that I'd ever preorder any nendoroid from there). You're much better off searching actual figure specialty sites. Hobby Link Japan (HLJ) usually has stock of older figures, Hobby Search is just about as good as AmiAmi (though they don't sell pre-owned figures), Mandarake is also good if you don't care about condition of boxes (although "damaged" usually means someone breathed on it), and of course there's your rare nendoroid best friends - Yahoo Japan Auction, Suruga-ya, Rakuten Japan, and even Otamart sometimes has it. You'll need a proxy or forwarder to buy something from these sites though - I personally recommend FromJapan or Wakuwakumono since they have relatively lower fees than other proxies.
    If you don't mind a bit (... a lot) of overpricing, Tokyo Otaku Mode (TOM) and GoodsRepublic often stock older nendoroids as well. GoodsRepublic makes up for that with free shipping over $60 though (I think that was the price? Or $80) so you'll have free EMS shipping even just buying one nendoroid. TOM used to have free shipping over $150 but I heard they stopped offering it. Also, look out for stuff on the GSC website itself! Sometimes they sell their warehouse stock in their "available now" or something similarly labeled. You'll find everything from nendos, to scales, to figmas, and even to small goods (keychain sets, trading figures, and such) there.
    And lastly, look for sellers on here. Everybody is generally very friendly and honest, and you'll often find people who just want to get rid of their figures so they put them up for fair prices. But since you're buying from an individual, shipping prices may kill your wallet - but I'm pretty sure they'll still come out cheaper than if you buy them from scalpers on ebay.


    ITEM #604422 Here is an example for you. Look at the shops price like Solaris.

    @everyone Ebay isn't the only place raising prices and not all of the sellers there are bad; it has even been happening on Mandarake lately. Meanwhile Suru's buy prices are so low compared to what they go for on 2nd hand auction sites that they are unable to regain stock once sold out, so that is a thing of the past as well. OP is 100% correct and it has been happening for many more types of goods, globally.

    Imo it's supply and demand with there being an increasing amount of demand for items that are discontinued unless they get re-runs. The Coronavirus made everyone sit at home bored looking for something to do and that is at least the biggest reason for the price spike; shops are just going along with it basically.
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    Elise_Grimwald Genius Puppeteer
    I've heard the crazy prices on eBay are pandemic related. I guess some people jacked the prices up because of the stimulus checks from the US, as sellers thought they could get more because people in the US have 'extra money they are willing to spend'. I'm also sure Japanese sellers are putting in DHL shipping prices in their base price as well, which super drives the price up. The nendos I *really* don't get are nendos like Zero Two, Astolfo, or the JoJo's ones. The JoJo's nendos aren't even really old, so it doesn't make a lot of sense. And I hear Zero Two was so unpopular they had her for months after release. And Astolfo has several other figures, including a mini figure. So the prices on him make zero sense, either. :/.

    Like others have said, try YJA, Mandarake, and AmiAmi. You can get a good deal on Mercari sometimes too (US and Japanese), but be careful about bootlegs. Some older nendos may still be in stock in US stores like eknight or Lunar Toy Store as well. I know eknight has some older ones for sure, but I'm not sure if it's all unpopular ones. I just know I've seen them there, and was actually surprised they're still there.
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    For the sky high prices on ebay it's because ebay & paypal charge a lot of fees so for a shop to survive and make a profit they would need to price it up by a lot. And with the recent pandemic they have resorted to shipping via DHL and you start seeing three figured shipping fees.

    It's better off finding deals on individual nendo page or 2nd hand stores but most shops would have limited or expensive shipping options. Good luck
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    rococoroseHace 2 meses#80175380If you dont care about the box, I always see killer deals on Mandarake for things with damaged boxes


    100% agree with this, it also helps that Mandarake's definition of "box damaged" from my experience is extremely strict. Even slight shelf wear gets listed as damaged, having a corner bumped in a tiny bit = heavily damaged.
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    Gonna have to parrot everyone else advising you to not search ebay for older Nendoroids. Or even nendoroids in general. Sometimes you can find a good deal on there but it's not often you will.

    Hell, for your year range, I have better luck finding what I want at my local "geek" stores. AmiAmi's preowned section may also help you out a ton.
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    I am not sure what nendoroids you'd like to repurchase, but AmiAmi preowned is your best friend. I've never seen a nendoroid I want to buy (aftermarket) that exceeds $80. I guess if you're looking for more popular stuff, it can take a while to pop up on there - but you gotta be patient and stalk their preowned section almost religiously. If you're willing to spend that effort, you can get awesome deals.

    Also, ebay is a horrible place to buy figures, they're always, ALWAYS overpriced - even for ones that just came out, heck even for ones you can preorder (not that I'd ever preorder any nendoroid from there). You're much better off searching actual figure specialty sites. Hobby Link Japan (HLJ) usually has stock of older figures, Hobby Search is just about as good as AmiAmi (though they don't sell pre-owned figures), Mandarake is also good if you don't care about condition of boxes (although "damaged" usually means someone breathed on it), and of course there's your rare nendoroid best friends - Yahoo Japan Auction, Suruga-ya, Rakuten Japan, and even Otamart sometimes has it. You'll need a proxy or forwarder to buy something from these sites though - I personally recommend FromJapan or Wakuwakumono since they have relatively lower fees than other proxies.

    If you don't mind a bit (... a lot) of overpricing, Tokyo Otaku Mode (TOM) and GoodsRepublic often stock older nendoroids as well. GoodsRepublic makes up for that with free shipping over $60 though (I think that was the price? Or $80) so you'll have free EMS shipping even just buying one nendoroid. TOM used to have free shipping over $150 but I heard they stopped offering it. Also, look out for stuff on the GSC website itself! Sometimes they sell their warehouse stock in their "available now" or something similarly labeled. You'll find everything from nendos, to scales, to figmas, and even to small goods (keychain sets, trading figures, and such) there.

    And lastly, look for sellers on here. Everybody is generally very friendly and honest, and you'll often find people who just want to get rid of their figures so they put them up for fair prices. But since you're buying from an individual, shipping prices may kill your wallet - but I'm pretty sure they'll still come out cheaper than if you buy them from scalpers on ebay.
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    ebay is a haven to bootleggers and scalpers. You can find good deals sometimes, but usually it's one of the other two. Japanese sellers on ebay are almost always scalpers. Usually it's the US sellers you can get a good deal from. I would suggest looking elsewhere. Yahoo Auctions, Mandarake, and Surugaya are good places to start. You'll need a proxy like FromJapan or Zenmarket for YA and Suru.

    I don't collect Nendos, so I can't exactly say what the aftermarket is like, but I have a feeling you'll find them cheaper on the sites I mentioned than ebay.
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    Well the demand is a lot higher than what it used to be. People are more interested in anime now more than ever, globally speaking. Which means more people are interested in figures so the prices raise accordingly.

    I would recommend you use preowned sites and try to pre order figures you like since aftermarket prices nowadays are ridiculous.
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