A small rant today, so hang in there! Today a good friend sent me a message about a local guy trying to unload some bits as well as some unpainted models. So my buddy sends the guy a private message since he has a huge lot of stuff for the army my buddy is working on. He gets a response back with this guy wanting something like $2.00 for each bit and $4.00 dollars for the completed models. Now none of the stuff was new, it was all half ass painted or primed and most of it looked pretty beat up.
So here is the rant part, why do some people think they can charge more money than GW for primed or unbuilt models? I can see asking more money for fully painted models, but most guys are trying to get ride of their crap models and bits! Don't these guys know that this stuff is not collectible and doesn't go up in price?? And why in earth would you charge more than what it cost to get new?? This bugs the crap out of me!
It's the same thing for "painted armies" that are painted to a sub standard paint job! I see people trying to sell off stuff that looks like crap for prices that are more than regular retail or for the price of Golden Daemon quality. Don't these guys get it? hell why would I buy your crappy looking army for more than what it costs for me to paint it myself? I just do not understand it at all!
Now I have painted a few figures & armies in my years, and while I am not a Golden Daemon painter, I still think I do a good job. I usually charge people about $3.00 to paint a clean un painted figure. If I have to strip or build the model than the price goes up. My quality is right for the price. I have sold some of my armies in the past and barely got the full retail, and these were fully painted! Heck I have even given away units or figures for free if I have duplicates or if I know someone, but I never try to gouge someone on my leftovers! I just don't get it, you want how much???
Anyhow, rant over, I will climb down off my soap box for now, but God people, wake up and look at your stuff and ask your self this, Would I buy this for more than retail???