Of course if you're buying to resell it's an entirely different discussion. I was speaking from the point of someone who would be buying it to keep for themselves. I just don't see the value, but to each their own.
No no no
, the desire for rarity is not directly related to the intention for resell.
I collect statues, along with other stuff (mostly rare oriental hand crafted items). And for any collector of anything, you want to collect the rare and valuable. Or else there would be no point of "collecting" if you could shell out an acceptable amount of cash anytime and buy the entire collection off Amazon. If this becomes hard to find, it is valuable (regardless of quality) to collectors and resellers alike, hence the motivation for monitoring the retailers' supply.
I mean come on, you have 100+ feedback, you must be a collector to some degree, you can understand this mentality.