After watching Karl Jobst's latest (The same guy who is doing a lawsuit against Billy Mitchell) video about this thread's topic, I'm happy about the drop in price, but also wondering a bit how long it would take before the prices go back to normal. Do you guys think that is even realistic? Can we even talk about what is a legit price for a rare game when we have artificial market manipulations done between larger graders and auction houses? In Karls's latest video, you'll see that some of the graded games dropped their price from anything between 50-90% and some even more just after two years of this whole controversy.
The drop in price seems to be great for the collectors who really love to collect and want to collect more games. I am curious though if collectors will ever be able to trust the market. Perhaps it is naive to think so in the first place since market manipulation is normal. Do any of you collect games, and have them graded? If so, would be interesting to hear your thoughts also.
If you want to binge the videos that stirred the hornet's nest and that brought up what could possibly be a breach of the Federal Trade Commission Act, then I have some videos more about the topic here, here, or here. Right now there is an ongoing class action lawsuit against Wata Gaming, a grading company. PC Gamer also got an article about that: https://www.pcgamer.com/lawsuit-aga...ta-alleges-manipulation-of-retro-game-prices/