The dealers (don't know if the one you're
referring to is US- or Japan-based) are going to
have additional costs that factor into the
markup. Shipping, for one, especially if it's
going overseas. Not to mention profit, because
obviously no one's doing this for their health.
The solution: people who want the cels that
badly should bid seriously during the Y!J
auction. There are auction sites like Rinkya
that will allow last second bids, even if the
dealer tries to snipe the auction. If people
want the cel in question badly enough to outbid
the dealer, then that's the end of it. And if
they wait until it's in the dealer's hands, then
they'll have to know it's going to cost more.
Of course, if they weren't willing to pay that
much for the cel in the first place when it was
on Y!J, then who's going to buy it from the
dealer? If he ends up with a lot of expensively-
priced cels and no buyers (assuming all buyers
are Y!J savvy, which of course is probably not
the case), that's obviously not good business
practice, and he'll have no choice but to curb
It's still annoying, I know.