>It's called "good business sense". Admittedly, a
>lot of dealers do this out of love for the
>medium. I would guess that most of the online
>sites are run by fans who just want to add to
their personal collections.
I usually think of those as two different types of
1st you have the people that are more concerned
with doing business and making money--
2nd you have the people who just love collecting
The 1st person will sell cels to make the most
profit (think e-bay);
The 2nd person who just loves cels would probably
sell it for a reasonable increase-- possibly below
what the current market price is.
Does this mean that the 2nd person who sells for
less than the going market price is an idiot since
they are not making all the money that they could?
No-- rather they are taking a cut in their
potential profit to share their love of cels with
others by making the cels more affordable. And at
the same time, they are helping to keep prices
low. When other people see a cel sell for a high
price, they tend to raise their prices. So they
are "protecting" the hobby by not selling for the
highest price possible.
(That's just my opinion and argument against the
reasoning about how high prices can be justified
by people's right to make a profit.)
Okay now, to post a cel from my collection ^_^.