Diem wrote:I really am shocked about this. If you're selling figures for collectors you should be selling TO collectors, not people who will obviously be reselling. A collector club is a fragile house of cards that stands on both money and CONSUMER GOOD WILL. Opening the door to potentials scalpers like this will only hurt them in the future.
This is my main problem. Certainly, I'd like to get the items I want for a reasonable price, but I'm truly beside myself that one guy has sold over a hundred sets in 72 hours, starting BEFORE the convention ended:
I get that FunPub is a business, but I remember back in the early days of Botcon when the MIB took over and the fans had an uproar over their commercial sensibilities. And FunPub blows them out of the water in that regard.
Sadly, I think that FunPub sees this sort of thing as beneficial to their reputation. After all, they've sold most or all of their inventory, and the high aftermarket demand only drives up the exclusivity of their products and helps their ability to promote future Botcons.