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Old 01-30-2013, 08:07 PM
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kinda like the dg guy, I will never knowingly buy anything from him, nothing like an ambassador for the sport trying to get rich off of it, selling for fair market prices still allows for profit, no need to bra about how much you are going to sell new plastic for, get real dude it doesn't help the sport any
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:11 PM
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one thing that i've noticed with the proto and big birds and i guess even the japan and gcc ones is that the disc and stamp color combinations were all pretty sweet. i've noticed it a lot with other manufacturers also, but it appears that they are starting to pay a bit more attention to making "pretty" discs. not saying that's gonna make regular production stamped stuff any more collectible but they are more visually pleasing. i picked up a few of the cotton candy blue recycled saints and the stamps were a red that made for a really sharp looking color combination. the same way noobs grab fly dye stuff because it looks neat on the shelf, people are gonna grab the sharp looking color/stamp combo over something plane jane if it's the weight and plastic they throw.
It is really good looking plastic. Like candy!
As far as collectability goes, it's a Roc & as such it will always be worth the coin $$ in the future to someone.
Here are a couple of my recent finds:

I wont spend more than $25 each. You just gotta be in the right place at the right time!
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:36 PM
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Rc3's are expensive for the same reason that the Cubs will never win a World Series...(and I am unfortunately a cub fan).......people pay the prices for the tickets/discs. And in the end the ones who payed the extra cash end up leaving Wrigley disappointed or leaving the course unfulfilled and scratching their heads saying....."wow, that disc flies alot like a buzz, wasp, whatever........

Stop paying tickets for cubs games and they will win a world series

Stop paying 20 + for an rc3 and they will stay at 20
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:50 PM
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I thought the hype had died already. I bought a few from my local PIAS 2 weeks ago. I went back in there this past weekend and they had almost ALL of the ones I didnt buy still sitting on the shelf for 25$ a piece.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:51 PM
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Over hyped and over priced maybe?
But I was pleasantly suprised at how gummy and flat they were. I dig the feel of this plastic and I'm glad I dished out the $40 for it.
I will also pay more for any 1st run disc, because molds degrade with time and tolleraces increase. So add up all the plus' to this disc. I would say it's one of the few times the disc lived up to the hype.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:12 PM
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Can anyone name a disc (or anything) that was hyped as a collectible almost as immediately as it came out, and actually panned out to be one years later?
Excellent point!

Bad investments people have made over the years:
• Special "Limited Edition" baseball cards
• Princess the Bear and other Beanie Babies
• various Pokemon and other attack game trading cards
• a plethora of As Seen on TV "Limited Edition" plates, figurines, 24K gold plated commemorative coins,* and probably anything else from the Franklin Mint.**

* those really crack me up - people buying "valuable" coins that aren't even legal tender!

**Mint as in, They're making a mint getting idiots to pay for crap they commisioned some dirt cheap manufacturer to produce in Asia for pennies a piece.




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Old 01-30-2013, 09:19 PM
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Couple places here were sellin em for regular champ plastic prices. $16.99.

Anyway, the craze is finally slowing down. Prodigy will soon take their spot though. Yay.
That's what I paid for mine.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:49 AM
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Because people are stupid.

Did it really take 6 pages to say that? I'm not reading a thread where the answer is really that simple.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:54 AM
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Excellent point!

Bad investments people have made over the years:
Special "Limited Edition" baseball cards
Princess the Bear and other Beanie Babies
various Pokemon and other attack game trading cards
a plethora of As Seen on TV "Limited Edition" plates, figurines, 24K gold plated commemorative coins,* and probably anything else from the Franklin Mint.**

* those really crack me up - people buying "valuable" coins that aren't even legal tender!

**Mint as in, They're making a mint getting idiots to pay for crap they commisioned some dirt cheap manufacturer to produce in Asia for pennies a piece.
I agree - things that are sold as collectibles have little value because people buy them to hold onto them, not thinking thousands of others are doing the same.

Well-preserved specimens of objects most people disposed of are where it's at.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:30 AM
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Excellent point!

Bad investments people have made over the years:
Special "Limited Edition" baseball cards
Princess the Bear and other Beanie Babies
various Pokemon and other attack game trading cards
So what your saying is don't invest in collector stuff they have made way too much of to actually be collectible.

hmmmm

methinks the 10000 proto stamped roc3s could suffer from this problem.
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