Captain Aktion wrote:^But I can't join CTforums, why? Because they have an archaic practice/underhanded way of keeping new people from ever joining.
Oh, I'm sure that it's because I use a GMail account that I can't join/am banned? If so, that's stupid.
And you've got to admit, it IS a convenient way of keeping newbies out, right? I mean, if I wasn't told here why I couldn't join, I would never know. All it tells me is that I'm banned, and I've never even been a member. Again, convenient.
Why exactly are you whining about CT? I didn't even mention them. I gave you two other options on a social network that's incredibly easy to sign up and use. And if anything, these FB groups are even more active than CT.
But, if I did some research and some networking and took, say, Steve Agin's prices at face value (I mean, he writes and article for G-Fan all about figures, right?), would I be getting the correct info? Would you agree with his pricing? If so, then that MH Orga's price from What_A_Day isn't that far off. Sure, it is higher than it should be, but it's the first one I've seen go up on EBay, so...premiums?
I think right now you're being stubborn just to be stubborn. Like I said, join one of those FB groups and ask questions. I'm sure you'll get responses from multiple people (including a dealer or two) who would be more than happy to help you. Right now it does just seem like you want to sit here and grumble about prices and lack of availability. I'm telling you what you can do to help yourself. If you do enough networking you'll no doubt be turned away from Steve Agin (no one I know likes the guy) and instead towards someone better.