A post in another thread (the hilarous Tell Em They're Dreaming - Buy Swap and Sell thread) got me thinking about the market in second hand Bonds stuff - zippy wondersuits in particular, some of which are selling for exorbitant prices. What's it all about?
I followed a search on Ebay recently, out of interest, and a short zippy suit sold for $182! Yep, $182 - about 10 times what it would have sold for originally. It was apparently "very rare", a "unicorn". There were 10 bidders!
What's with this?? Why would someone pay this much?
I figure they're either going to get their bub to wear it, or hold on to it for a bit and hope to re-sell it for more.
If they're planning on their kid wearing it - why on earth would they pay this much? Sure, the suit was kinda cute - but lots of kids clothes are cute. Making kids look cute is like shooting fish in a barrel - you don't need a particularly cute Wondersuit for that. Most kids could look cute in a hessian sack I reckon And imagine the stress of your little one pooing in a $182 wondersuit! Surely you'd be anxious the whole time your bub was wearing it!
If they're planning on reselling it later - surely no-one would pay more than that, even if the suit becomes more 'rare'. Reminds me of that Simpsons episode where Homer invests all his money in pumpkin futures before Halloween, then is stuck with a bunch of worthless rotting pumpkins after Halloween.
So - can anyone enlighten me? What's this Bonds re-sale market all about? Has anyone paid a lot for re-sold Bonds stuff? If so, why? I'm genuinely curious.
Here's the Wondersuit that sold for $182