>I find 5 or 6 pieces from the same franchise listed in a single page, and it makes me wonder.
sometimes people loose interest in a franchise.
sometimes people only buy stuff from a franchise they really liked and that's all they have to sell when they need money.
It's not uncommon for items to be sold in sets, I come across it all the time. More than a few times now I've bought figs in sets to sell them separately for more money.
>I doubt otaku would sell their things like that. even if they found themselves in a emergency and needed cash, they would have needed a steady supply of money to buy those things in the first place, right?
NEETs get cut off financially from their parents, it happens. when people get desperate for money they'll start selling all sorts of shit. you also seem to forget people get fired sometimes and bills will pile up. also, I haven't had a job in years but buy way more figs/toys than most of the collectors I know on irc and such places even though most of them do have jobs or autism bux.
Once I bought a figure off ebay and noticed it was from an estate sale. now that had me really wondering. an estate sale typically only happens when someone dies, but there's a small chance they just left town and never came back for whatever reason, or maybe even the bank/property owner could have repossessed the home and didn't give them a chance to get their stuff (unlikely)
in the case of the mentioned figure I got, my guess is an otaku possibly died, estate got put on auction and the person who bought it sold the stuff online. From the estate sales I've seen so far, when family take to selling things they take a few days to pick out whatever they want, then hold open house estate sales to let people take whatever they want for dirt cheap as the family just wants to get rid of the shit. often times people who sell at swapmeets or other such things will offer to take anything that's left off the family's hands. and yeah I've has first hand experience hosting an estate sale for someone who passed away.
when it comes to okatu goods, I just can't picture family properly listing them for sale online. if it's not something they personalty want or recognize as being valuable, they're just gonna sell it a yard/estate sale. no one likes to admit it but everyone turns into a vulture when a person dies.