If you’re actually willing to have a discussion about this and not be a twat about it: Sure, something is always worth what someone is willing to pay for it. But something being listed for X amount doesn’t mean it’s actually worth that. Even if it’s rare. Take this for example:
Are these worth between 299-$1000? No. Community consensus is probably around $140 for a used one (because the LED panel and black bezel/sides are hard to find) and 200 BNIB. There’s a lot of this going around, where people think scarcity = value. Stick collecting is way down… for a variety of reasons (people playing on pad more, old games being ported to PS4/PC, etc.). N8monster listed his gold and platinum TE2s (only 24 of each made) and they failed to sell at 500. Three years ago the platinums were going in auctions for over $1200, and going unsold at half that would’ve been unthinkable. But not as many people care anymore, as long as their stick plays on PS4 and PC.
Namcos in boxes - and in good shape - come around pretty consistently, for a lot less than your price. Most people around here know that, so it’s pretty insulting when you walk in with what looks like a thrift store find trying to price it like it’s a 9.8 grade slabbed comic. We had the same reaction when some dude showed up selling TE2 Type-N kits for $200 apiece.