I know why these dolls are so expensive. Artists put effort into creating these dolls, perfecting them, and overall it's a painful process. Not to mentioned some are also limited edition, making them even more pricey than normal dolls. So I completely accept the prices they come with. However, my friends were shocked when they knew about the prices. They are not BJD collectors, and even though they think these dolls are beautiful, they do not think that the dolls are worthy of their prices. My family knew that I collect BJD's. But I never told them how much they cost. Except one time, my mom asked me how much I spent on my SD-size doll. I said... "umm... $60", and she was like "$60 on a dolls?? That's a lot". Imagine what would have happened if I told her I spent $500 plus the shipping cost on him. Yes. It's so sad but I guess it's not an uncommon thing, since these dolls are very expensive. Even when they go on sale, they are still quite pricey. I'm thinking of setting a secret bank account that my parents cannot check on, then put my BJD funds there. The problem with me is that even when I have the money, if suddenly $1000 disappears from my account, my parents would question me. And if they know that I spent it on a doll, they will probably disown me. And sometimes, it makes me think if I really should spend that much on BJD's. I love them, but it seems like more people around me think otherwise - that these BJD's are completely overpriced... Do you have any similar experiences? What do you think about the prices of these dolls?