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Chry

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 02:01 AM ( #1 )

I haven't seen a topic that is basically just showing people the outrageousness of certain items.

For instance, 6 Beanie Tamagotchi Plushies, is currently sitting at $96... Is it just me or is that just plain ridiculous?
http://www.ebay.com....=item5d3569bedd

If there is a topic like this, my apologies for not seeing it xD.

I was wondering if anyone has seen items or Tamagotchi's like this with a price tag that's so horrendous?

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 02:09 AM ( #2 )

Ah, they're vintage plushes...vintage merch tends to be VERY costly and rare, and that is probably why they are selling them for so much. :P It makes each plush roughly $16, which is actually not too bad compared to some stuff I've seen, but you are right...It IS ridiculous especially because those plushes are just so dang UGLY

I love the Mametchi plush, but he's kinda weird... xD

EDIT: OMG the postage is almost $50! :o

Edited by Eternal Mametchi Fan, 13 October 2012 - 02:10 AM.


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Posted 13 October 2012 - 12:15 PM ( #3 )

Vintage stuff is expensive mainly because these particular tamagotchis are not produced anymore and only collectors have them. I guess 96$ is a bit too much, but not the worst price for plushies... The postage is outrageous though!

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 12:53 PM ( #4 )

Pricing has always been subjective - and no matter how costly an item is or not, it will always depend on the seller.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:18 PM ( #5 )

Even if I was the type to use Ebay I can't see spending $96 on Tamagotchi plushies when I could spend it on the real thing. I'd much rather have a real Tamagotchi than a stupid stuffed animal.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:28 PM ( #6 )

i have the tamatchi plush! glad i could find him after all these years...

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 11:11 PM ( #7 )

I found this earlier - http://www.ebay.com....984.m1423.l2649

And yeah, it does depend on the seller. But still, its surprising, with how easy you can research the fair pricing of Tamagotchi's, that people are looking to milk whatever they can out of the fandom. I'm one of the people who likes to get as much for something as I can, but i'm not going to sell a tamagotchi for triple the price its actually worth. People wouldn't buy it if its not reasonable.


EDIT: Found this too. No way this could be $120 >.>
http://www.ebay.com....=item3f146f1da9

Edited by Chry, 14 October 2012 - 03:34 AM.


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Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:25 AM ( #8 )

I found this earlier - http://www.ebay.com....984.m1423.l2649

And yeah, it does depend on the seller. But still, its surprising, with how easy you can research the fair pricing of Tamagotchi's, that people are looking to milk whatever they can out of the fandom. I'm one of the people who likes to get as much for something as I can, but i'm not going to sell a tamagotchi for triple the price its actually worth. People wouldn't buy it if its not reasonable.


EDIT: Found this too. No way this could be $120 >.>
http://www.ebay.com....=item3f146f1da9

That first link you posted isn't too bad...it makes each Tamagotchi about $15, and the Gotchi Figures free. However, $60 per V4.5 in the second link is outrageous...V4.5 is a sought-after version, but $30 is the most I can picture it being sold for.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:53 AM ( #9 )

Some people also charge an exorbitant amount for shipping, because they don't have to pay ebay as much money if the cost of the item is lower. They make up for the price in shipping which is illegal in ebay's rules. Posted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 01:44 PM ( #10 )

I haven't seen a topic that is basically just showing people the outrageousness of certain items.

For instance, 6 Beanie Tamagotchi Plushies, is currently sitting at $96... Is it just me or is that just plain ridiculous?
http://www.ebay.com....=item5d3569bedd

If there is a topic like this, my apologies for not seeing it xD.

I was wondering if anyone has seen items or Tamagotchi's like this with a price tag that's so horrendous?

I found this earlier - http://www.ebay.com....984.m1423.l2649

And yeah, it does depend on the seller. But still, its surprising, with how easy you can research the fair pricing of Tamagotchi's, that people are looking to milk whatever they can out of the fandom. I'm one of the people who likes to get as much for something as I can, but i'm not going to sell a tamagotchi for triple the price its actually worth. People wouldn't buy it if its not reasonable.


EDIT: Found this too. No way this could be $120 >.>
http://www.ebay.com....=item3f146f1da9

I actually think those are pretty reasonable. The V4.5 is a little pricy, but I've heard that's a rare shell. The postage on the first one is too much though. But without the postage, that's actually very reasonable. Thanks for linking me to it, actually, I might buy it...

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 04:14 PM ( #11 )

For the v4.5, most of the designs I see are the:flames, globe, stained glass, and the clear green design so with that in mind those Globe designs are outrageously priced. IMO. It's subjective though on their worth and some people known people would pay for that price so it's how they justify it. I also agree on postage that a previous person mentioned, it's one of the ways to bypass the Ebay fees.
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