I spend a lot of time perusing the marketplace, even when I'm not 'in the market' for a new doll. Within the last year or so I've been noticing how things have changed. I see dolls for sale, dolls that once would be snatched up in an instant at any price, lingering... Dolls that were once out of reach pricewise offered for more reasonable terms. I've noticed the same thing on YJ, not just here in DOA's marketplace. I've taken particular note as of late, as I've been trying to sell a couple dolls, and with one exception, I can hear crickets chirping around my sales posts. I was wondering, what do you think is causing it? I've come up with several possible reasons. A. the economy is bad, people don't have as much money to spend on extras like dolls, and people also find themselves in the position of selling in 'a pinch' more often than they used to. B. the hobby has 'peaked', with an abundance of dolls to choose from these days and a leveling off of new interest, the law of supply and effect comes into play and people are less interested in used dolls. C. people's interests, or what's popular has changed. there's less interest in say for exampl older volks limiteds like Shirou and Tsukasa, and more interest in the latest Soom MD. If you ahve the right doll you'll still get good money quickly. D.Doll manufacturing technology and techinque has improved to the point where people are going to be less interested in older dolls, dolls that pose less well, dolls made of resin fomulation that don't protect against UV light, etc... If you have the 'right' doll FS you are going to get interest no matter what. What do you think is the primary moving factor behind that changes in selling trends. Or do you think its a combination of things? Do you even think there has been a change in the secondary marketplace for BJD and what do you see the future being? I hope this is a good debate topic, and pardon me for not searching to see if its been done before as the search button doesn't seem to work for me on this computer (I'm at work).