G1 G1 price changes

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  1. bluerose9978

    bluerose9978 Princess Royal Blue's Pal

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    I was updating my price guide like I do every month and I was really shocked by some of the price increases I came across this cycle. I was updating Mummy and Daddy Berrytown and noticing how much they truly increased in price. For example: The average price of Mummy Berrytown 10 years ago was about $15. Now, her average price is $62.

    And other ponies I was updating haven't changed much. Concave Bowtie is about the same price as she was 10 years ago. Tornado also hasn't seemed to have changed much in price. Most people still want to pay less than $100 for him.
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    skig Resident Music Goddess

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    I've noticed increases across the board in asking prices, though they may not be selling for those prices. One person in particular, while she is a friend, asks ridiculous prices on eBay. I get it though. eBay takes a cut. PayPal takes a cut. Even on shipping. You have to profit somehow. I just wish there were a better way that was fair for both sellers and buyers.
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    Cactusflower Pied Piper of Ponies

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    I think the prices are ridiculous. I'm seeing a ton of spoiled kids buying up huge, expensive lots of ponies and quoting prices at inflated rates to other collectors. The Facebook groups are killing me. The nonsense that is spread on there is astounding.
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  4. bluerose9978

    bluerose9978 Princess Royal Blue's Pal

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    For my price guide I only go by sold listings, not asking price, or else some of the prices would be astounding. It's ridiculous that people are inflating prices on places like Facebook. I think I'll just stick to buying on the boards and eBay.
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    twishy Princess Rinse 'N Spit

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    I've been seeing some absolutely horrid asking prices on G3 ponies lately. $14 for Strawberry Swirl? $300 for Guava Lava??
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    Gingerbread Festive FelizNavidad Pony Staff Member Moderator

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    Ya know, sometimes I wonder how much I'm missing out not being on Facebook but this makes me feel a little better LOL The boards and ebay are where I do most my shopping unless I get lucky in the wild. I have always appreciated bluerose's guide too, ebay goes through it's phases, you find shifts in prices around holidays and such but it helps to have an average to let ya know if you're really overpaying.
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    Skybreeze BBE Pony

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    Soooo... I admit that I have paid close to $50 for a single “rarer” pony. But I did it mostly because it was someone who was looking to help pay off a vet bill from her dog’s bills and the pet didn’t survive it’s illness.

    Being the person I am I felt the story and made a purchase. (Also, I really wanted Ploomette and this justified me paying so very much for a single pony.)

    So, I guess as long as a sucker like myself is around - princes will always be random. Just set yourself with limits or bad things can happen. For the most part we’re all adults and have done this for ourselves.
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  8. bluerose9978

    bluerose9978 Princess Royal Blue's Pal

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    I have also bought the rarer pony that isn't exactly cheap but I do shop around and I usually buy off the boards if I can and make sure I'm not overpaying.
  9. mexicanmlp

    mexicanmlp Dollar Store Baby Fakie

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    Not that sure about G1s... but I've seen that a lot on Mexicans with crazy prices.

    And don't let me start on FB groups... seen fakies asking for almost $30.00usd each calling them as OOAK ponies -.-
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  10. Cactusflower

    Cactusflower Pied Piper of Ponies

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    I had to google who Ploomette was. I'm pretty sure I have her somewhere in the house (affectionately referred to herein as "the black hole of pony")

    The FB groups are making me hate the world.
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    mexicanmlp Dollar Store Baby Fakie

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    I don't hate the groups by themselves...

    What gets on my nerves are people that have no idea what is a pony/fakie/any horse/animal and try to sell them for nth $$ and get angry when pointed they have a really common one, or that the toy in question is a fakie and no more than $5.00usd at most (with its exceptions).

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