(This may anger some but I am playing devils advocate) In regards to the jerky seller, he does have the right to sell stuff however he pleases he is a free man. While I do not agree with his prices and would never buy from him he was verbally attacked. Who are we to infringe our views on him and tell him he is wrong. He did not break any laws, he is taking advantage of capitolism and timing. He was provoked in his response, thus I feel he was in the right on this one in that regard.
How would you feel if someone told you how to sell or do things out of the blue? Its imposing on their choice.
At JD, the members who sell and trade are top notch and do so by ethics to help other members. People on ebay do not go by that. Disagree or agree, they have that right to do so and that should be respected whether you like it or not.
Just my humble opinion but I feel you were wrong Rob. Your intentions were right but you attacked the guy, and yes he overpriced but its his choice.
You're certainly entitled to your opinion, and in part I agree with your sentiments, but in this case I feel that the seller was trying to make his money back on the Vintage wave by getting rid of the stickers. If he'd charged $30 it would have been something different. But anyone who knows better knows that those 6 stickers can be had in stores for less than that price and then you'd have the stickers, AND the toys. If someone was going to buy that auction, they'd have to shell out $69.99 plus shipping for the certificate and stickers, then another $4.95.
So I made the small leap that this guy was hoping someone who was uninformed would come along, see the word vintage, thing it was a big deal and grossly overpay for them - so he could get his toys for free.
So I was annoyed. Even if it his inalienable right to charge $5,000.00 for them if he wants to.
Here's another less severe example that illustrates my $30 comment above - it's a scenario I'm almost OK with. This guy is asking $34.99 and is shipping for free. Link
While I still think that's too much, conceivably there could be a person out there who wanted the coins and not the figures - if they do this they'd actually save $20.00 or so. At $69.99, they get ripped off either way because for even less money they could have the toys and the coins.