RedZillaKing wrote:Either that or the money is no object. To some people $183 dollars doesn't break the bank. Hell there are people around here who will pay thousands for a vintage Bullmark fgure. Do you have a better place than ebay to get Marmits?
Even people who are well off most likely won't buy from a rip-off artist like what_a_day.
Yes, I do live in Japan, which gives me a huge advantage over stateside collectors when it comes to collecting...no denying that. However, before I moved to Japan, I used to get my marmits (and figures in general) from a variety of sources, not just rip-off artists on ebay. There's the dealer from Clubtokyo who's really good (check out the market place), several online dealers (and sorry to burst your bubble, but you will have to pay more than $100 from time to time for marmits...there's just no getting around that...this hobby ain't cheap), fellow collectors online, and *gasp* other ebay dealers (believe it or not, but not all ebay dealers are deadbeats like some of the Singaporean sellers on there now...make connections with one, and in turn they will introduce you to other collectors they know, and so on, and so on...it's called networking
). They're not going to just appear magically in front of your face....you have to look around and research, make connections, and so on; all of which may take some time, but soon you'll have a network established and can hunt down these figures with ease...and definitely cheaper than what_a_day. Also, patience is a virtue (ex: The Gigabrain G64 and G62 figures, two of my favorite figures in my collection, took me *years* to hunt down...even in Japan. But I remained patient and never splurged on overpriced ebay auctions...)