So I did some looking for a topic like this and I didn't find anything. Also I am not sure where this exactly goes, so feel free to move it mods if you need to.
Occasionally I go looking on Amazon for retro/older bionicle sets. Most of the time I find good deals... but then I find offers that make me think that seller is smoking something funky. And that's what I want to talk about: outrageous prices for older sets. I'll give you an example:
The day of me typing this, I went looking for Solek (yes, I said that). I always wanted him and I like his character in the story (so far at least). Now we all know he is a 2008 Av-matoran that sold for 8 dollars (I think that price is right). Now how much do you think he is worth brand new? $20? $25? even $30? NOPE, $42 to $60 for a brand new Solek.
(By the way, I did find a Solek set for 12 dollars excluding shipping)
And Solek is not the only outrageously priced set I have seen, any classic set, brand new goes for way beyond what it is actually probably worth. The logic behind these people making these offers baffles me. First off: Bionicle is still relevant and even then: the hiatus wasn't that long. Second off: and this can correlate with reason number 1: a fair amount of sets from G1 are not that good set wise (you know which sets and waves I am talking about). Thirdly: 2007 and beyond showed a massive decline in part quality. A lot of the parts break and become unusable.
But that is just my opinion. What do you think of this subject? What are some offers on websites like Amazon or Ebay that you think were outrageous or fair? Discuss away.