Got a bit of a dilemma on my hands. There is something I have wanted for years that has just come up on eBay. In fact this is the exact same one I lost out on about five years ago. I suspected the current seller got it then, and now I know he did. He is asking five times what he paid for it. The guy is a parasite, everything he has for sale is way over priced and he is a known flipper who buys stuff, grades it and then sells for huge undeserved profits.
I have not seen another one of these since. I really do not want to give this twat my money. But I really want the item, and even though I know what he paid for it, I would pay what he is now asking.
What would you do?
I'd buy it, if you don't then someone else will, I never let the fact of someone making profit get in the way and prevent me from getting what I want for MY collection, even if he's an arsehole. Use him to get what you want from him and then stay away from him for good unless there's another super rare piece you need that you can't get anywhere else.
It's a shame that you have to pay 5 times what you could have got it for, but if you're happy with the price then I say go for it, if it resurfaces in another 5 years or more then it could be double or more what it is now.