Princess Royal Blue's Pal
Well, the person I had talked to considered themselves a newbie collector and admitted themselves as so, so it didn't sound as if they were buying for someone else. And the lot they had bought wasn't on eBay it was on an auction site I had never heard of before, so I went to check out.I don't think newbie collectors will just toss toys they just bought (even more if they buy from eBay!, or have PP protection).
That seems like the buyer really did not care about the money spent on the ponies, or that (as I recently found...) the ponies were a "gift for a child" and the (adult) buyer didn't like the condition they were in to be gifted to the child.
In the second case, I am in a: Why would you gift a child second/nth hand ponies to a child!! You know nothing about the condition of said toys!!! There's ponies I was afraid to touch due to the condition they were in!!!