I am putting this in the rant section, but really, the whole thing makes me kind of giddy.
I put a set of rare action figures on craigslist for $200. When I say rare, I mean it was nearly impossible to find a whole set on store shelves when
they were brand new. I haven't been able to find these figures on ebay for about a year or so, and certainly not a whole set. This morning I got an
"why dont you just peel the corners up on package and sell them for children at a reasonable price and stop being a big ******* baby and sell
something else to make money rather than teasing kids on here with toys you want what 20 bucks a piece for and are only 10 new and they are not a
collectors item there are to many made and the junks everywhere and will never hold any high value except to **** like you that live at mommys
basement and work at target where you prob got the ****"
As you can tell from that well thought out and coherent e-mail, he's probably an upstanding member of his community who is offended that I would sell
toys at such a high markup and deprive children of the joy of playing with them. I can respect that. But, because I was curious, and because he used
his real, full name and e-mail address I decided to see what kind of online presence the guy has left.
He accuses me of "teasing kids" by listing them for such a high price. After a little google-fu, I found his youtube account, and his posts and
favorite videos indicate that -he- is a fan of the series the figures are from. He's not being a jerk on the behalf of children everywhere, he's
being a jerk because he wants them. Most of his youtube comments are in the same vein as the e-mail he sent me. He has the tough guy ego of someone
who isn't in his 20's and watching cartoons.
He says they "aren't a collectors item" and "will never hold any value" except to me. That makes me smile. He -knows- their value. As far as I can
tell I'm one of the only people who still has full sets available, and the only other people selling the figures individually are selling them for
$50-$150 a piece. He's butt-hurt that I actually have the most reasonable price. They hold no value to me except what others will pay for them. I
purchased, I believe, seven total sets of these figures, and so far have sold four sets to serious collectors. People want them, he just can't afford
And my favorite part, the quip about the basement. This guy has no room to talk. With a little more Google-fu, I found this guy's home address. I
found that he lives in what, as far as I can tell, is tax exempt housing through the Department Of Redevelopment. He lives in the government's
It's a good thing I'm not a neanderthal, it's scary how easy it was to find the guys home address. One of these days he's going to run his mouth to
someone with a temper and earn himself a knock on the front door of his house. One can hope, right? I'll just take joy the fact that this guy lives
in a dump and has a personality to match.
edit on 9-10-2012 by Morgenstern89 because: (no reason given)