>TFW you find a rare toy youve looked for for ages, in a dollar toy pile in a flea market.
> Tfw you find a short packed figure in the dinky toy section of Walgreens/CVS/Rite Aid
>Tfw you find a rare toy online cheaper than what it cost retail
>Flea Market near my home
>SJ Sharks fan since I could walk
>Found Joe Thornton figures in box $1 each
>Was a good day
>tfw Mandarake has that one figure you've been wanting for half the current scalper price, and it's new with just some box damage
>Bay area flea market
>everyone has the same shit
>everyone is mexican
> TFW you see a young couple selling loads of unused baby stuff
> The woman looks like she's been crying
>tfw you see a Phasma on the pegs a week after force friday.
Then that same face again when you sell the figure for $30 a week after you see the movie to someone who hasn't seen it yet.
>mfw the only flea markets by me are just hatians selling fake jewelry and stale fruit
I found this guy for a dollar at a flea market. I know he's not Eddie Brock but I can pretend, all he was missing was his tongue but I sculpted one and glued it. Love how disgusting and hulking the figure looks compared to the upcoming legends Venom.
>you grab it
>you notice a kid eyeing it
>give it to them and the money to buy it 'cause flea market prices are low
>go to old flee market or comic book store or thrift store
>ebay prices on everything
>"Oh cool, a store selling old games/toys"
>Find something interesting
>"How much for this?"
>Guy whips out his phone
>"But I don't think it's-"
>"But I am looking at it here myself and it's only 50 if it's brand new, all the others are listed at around 10 used"
>If you want ebay prices, go on ebay
Yeah but sometimes you get absolute idiots about it. I met one guy at a flea market who had ebay prices on all his new/reboot/next gen or whatever toys but had all the old ones in a bin with a $1 price sticker slapped on front. Apparently they "look shit" compared to the new ones so he assumed they were knockoffs. Dude didn't seem to understand that reboots were a thing with toy lines.
>Be at a Goodwill
>Find rare toy I've been looking ages for.
>My local Goodwill has gotten pretty pricy
>Even though it's a store meant to lend a hand out to poor people it's become more of a hipster shopping Hot Spots.
>Take gulp and check the bottom of toys foot for price
>Expecting to see no more than $4 ...$6 tops
>It's marked $49.99
>its not even new
>it doesn't even have its original box
>it's actually a little dirty,scratched up and missing accessories.
>I actually donate a shit loads of stuff to that goodwill once a year including New name brand clothing (which they never put out for the people to buy) .
>Repulsed by price gouging
Into muh pocket it goes or I rip it's head off to insure they can't sell it.
Goodwill is meant to help poor people out who can't even afford Walmart prices.
It's not meant to be a garage sale for reddit hipster types who have shit loads of money and view it as a super posh thrift store.
>>ebay prices on everything
You can thank smart phones for that mate.
Back in the day you could find jems at thrift stores for low prices because most of the time the people putting the items out didn't know what they were worth. Now they just pull out their smartphones and within a min they know just what it's really worth.
The Old Days Are Dead.
Reminds me of the time I stopped in at a small thrift shop that mainly had older toys and video game systems. Asked about an Atari in box, wife of the owner called husband, he pulled up price that he had it listed on eBay for, says he'd sell it for $20 on top of the eBay price to end the listing early. I walked out.
>TFW found intact vintage Slave 1 at barn sale
>helping my brother move
>going through his shit packing
>pile of stuff he's giving away
>find his NECA collection
>DS1 Isaac, Agent 47 and all the Bioshock shit
>mfw he lets me take it all
Holy fuck that shit was amazing.
So which type of customer are you then?
You are the one who can't afford Walmart?
Or are you the cunning ebay reseller yourself? Then stop being jelly of other more suxxessful bizznessmen.
I'm a poorfag who can barely afford Walmart prices sometime. It's disturbing to see a goodwill selling used, broken and sometimes dirty items at a higher price than Walmart charges for them new.