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Old March 4th, 2021, 03:52 PM
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Question About AllThingsHeroscape and Market Manipulation

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Out of curiosity, does AllThingsHeroscape generally scour web listings and buy up everything that gets posted anywhere? I only ask, because, from what I can tell, online market prices for Heroscape are all benchmarked by AllThingsHeroscape's prices. So, in essence, it seems that he/her essentially manipulates the entire market across the web.

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Old March 4th, 2021, 05:38 PM
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Re: Question About AllThingsHeroscape and Market Manipulatio

Definitely feels that way sometimes!

I know they buying quite a few ebay listings. Not much we can do about it though. They are definitely influential on the market.
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Old March 5th, 2021, 09:30 AM
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Re: Question About AllThingsHeroscape and Market Manipulatio

Yup, definitely. They buy anything on eBay that gets <~80% of his selling prices in order to resell, singlehandedly driving up the eBay prices to very close to his, and for the past couple years the price has been steadily increasing IMHO mostly thanks to AllThingsHeroscape. I bought once from him ~3 years ago when he posted a discount code here and I really wanted something before a tournament, but never again. Personally I think everyone on this site should protest him so hopefully he has to lower his prices, but not sure that will happen.
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Old March 5th, 2021, 11:12 AM
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Re: Question About AllThingsHeroscape and Market Manipulatio

I hope the rise of 3d printing helps lower the prices. I keep working on my collection with prints (I enjoy painting). I do wish my sculpts were less fragile. I print in resin and they work pretty well. I know that you can add some stuff to make them more pliable. I just wish I wouldn't drop them so much on my tile floor!!

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Re: Question About AllThingsHeroscape and Market Manipulatio

I have yet to purchase from AllThingsHeroscape, because I have had a lot of person-to-person success on Facebook Market and here. I would still consider prices across the board to be, well, absurd (yet, I keep paying them XD), but this community has been much more reasonable with pricing than what I have seen on Ebay and on AllThingsHeroscape. I got into this thinking, "I will get the base set and a few units here or there and be satisfied!" Little did I know... Collecting is a sickness!!! Haha. Must have it ALL!!!
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Re: Question About AllThingsHeroscape and Market Manipulatio

His big business comes from buying up large collections where he knows he can get a premium price because people are willing to cut a deal for the convenience of selling it all to one person. The going rate for a collection is usually ~60% of market value. He can then slowly resell everything through ATH for high profit margin. I bought from him once and had a bad experience. I would never buy from him again. I agree that the best thing for our community would be to boycott ATH.
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Re: Question About AllThingsHeroscape and Market Manipulatio

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I hope the rise of 3d printing helps lower the prices. I keep working on my collection with prints (I enjoy painting). I do wish my sculpts were less fragile. I print in resin and they work pretty well. I know that you can add some stuff to make them more pliable. I just wish I wouldn't drop them so much on my tile floor!!
Ive been using sirayatech abs fast resin blended with my elegoo grey and they are much more solid than the transparentish resins I used before. I know that resin is still not as sturdy as molded plastic.
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