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Topic: Is it just me?
Message: Posted by: psychod (Jan 29, 2021 10:35PM)
Every so often, I go over to the big auction site to check things out. I was on it today and I couldn't believe the asking prices that people want for Tenyo tricks. I doubt if they are actually getting anywhere near what they are asking but what's the point? Is this an effort to see who can have the most expensive Tenyo item for sale? If these people are actually getting these ridiculous prices, I am going to sell all my Tenyo and buy my own island!

Dave
Message: Posted by: Magical Moments (Jan 29, 2021 11:00PM)
I certainly noticed it! It has been going on for several months now and the stuff is mostly coming from the same place.

High prices plus ridiculous shipping charges. I wonder if anyone ever bites.
Message: Posted by: Inert (Jan 30, 2021 11:21AM)
Hi. It's actually been going on for years. There has been some insane sold prices. For the hard-core collector, there are not a lot of other options. We use to post some of the winning bid prices here a ways back. I was recently offered $500 for a mint, sealed Mystery China Box. None of this is a rare occurrence.
Message: Posted by: Magical Moments (Jan 30, 2021 11:31AM)
What psychod and I are referring to are the crazy high prices for Tenyo tricks not in the high end category.

I understand high prices for certain ones but many of the listings are for tricks not even close to being in the big bucks category.

Perhaps we should be happy that Tenyo still demands interest and activity. Better than people not caring anymore...
Message: Posted by: Inert (Jan 30, 2021 11:54AM)
True enough. All valid points Magical Moments.
Message: Posted by: Marcel Schettler (Feb 11, 2021 12:57AM)
I think a lot of this high prices is because people wants to complete their collection.
Message: Posted by: Magical Moments (Feb 11, 2021 12:19PM)
[quote]On Feb 11, 2021, Marcel Schettler wrote:
I think a lot of this high prices is because people wants to complete their collection. [/quote]

Indeed they do but they do not want to pay ridiculously high prices to do so.

Like I said previously, some off the rarer ones do command high prices while the more common ones do not.

I think it is safe to say that at this time, Tenyo prices are very unstable and not based on availability but instead, greed.
Message: Posted by: ringmaster (Feb 21, 2021 08:31PM)
There are always people listing magic books for hundreds of dollars, sometimes books that are still in print. I may be stupid, but I don't get it.
Message: Posted by: Magical Moments (Feb 21, 2021 09:24PM)
[quote]On Feb 21, 2021, ringmaster wrote:
There are always people listing magic books for hundreds of dollars, sometimes books that are still in print. I may be stupid, but I don't get it. [/quote]

It may be a variety of things. Maybe they did not research the book and think it is valuable, someone incorrectly told them it is worth a fortune, maybe they figure that someone may go for it, and so on...

I guess they can try it and see if someone bites. They have nothing to lose and may hit the jackpot.