Rated X wrote:Good job !!!
That guy needs a reality check with his prices. Somebody has a Cyclonus/Wheelie kit on e-bay collecting dust for 900 dollars. Ill pop on a KO but Im looking foward to the other 2 versions more...
He does not need a reality check on his prices, I've explained before and I'll do it again even though I know you'll just ignore it.
Jizai Toys is a tiny little garage kit/designer toy studio that makes very short runs of their kits (around 70 per kit).
These kits are only sold at the Wonder festival in Japan under a one day licence from Takara.
Jizai is not interested in making a profit, all they care about is making back their investment so that they can get to business on their next project. They can only make a limited amount of these and sell them on a one per customer basis.
The prices you see on ebay are inflated and do not reflect what they actually cost. The ebay prices contain the following:
- The Wonder Festival entrance fee the seller payed
- The original price of the kit
- Commission for the people the guy payed to get multiples of the kit
- Mark up since the seller wants to make a profit
Which is why new Jizai stuff costs around the 100 dollar mark on ebay right after the con.
Add to that that people love these kits and that the Wheelie and Cyclonus kits are damn old and no-longer available and go for ridicules prices in auctions. And those 900 dollars is just the ultra high mark-up buy it now price, complaining about the company that makes the kits just because some ebay seller wants 800% of what he originally payed is like complaining about Hasbro's pricing when someone goes and wants to sell a 20th Any Prime for 1000 dollars.