** This posting is expressly my personal opinion ** After looking at closed auctions for some of the retired print on eBay, most notably the Tan Camo Playground and Foresta, I came to the conclusion this buying-selling dynamic has gotten out of hands. First of all, there's the bidding war amongst eager buyers. Either they are caught up in the moment or they have insanely huge amount of money of spend, bidding wars drove prices insanely high. Secondly, sellers who jack up prices claiming that a certain print/bag style is RARE, HTF, etc. How can the Spiaggia print, widely available in departmental stores nationwide be categorized as RARE and HTF? I know that as long as there is demand and supply is low, prices ought to rise. The odd thing to me is why the demand for a certain print (Foresta/Tan Playground) for instance, exceptionally high? Do you think everyone wants a Foresta/Tan Playground or do you think they are lead to believe that they must have it? This leads to my third point. Artificially created must-haves scenarios. Everyone starts talking about something and all of a sudden, everyone started wanting it. The Trenino best prove my case. So, what's the point of this post? To remind myself that there are something which I do not need and should not buy.