Really it's about the fraudulent color manipulation. Who really cares about what price someone is selling it for if the photo is representative? If people don't like it, they won't buy it. If they like it but can't afford it, then it has the value the seller is asking. If they like it and buy it then the value proposition was appropriate and buyer and seller both win.It's about supply, demand and unscrupulous people trying to take advantage of people that either don't know better or are straight lied to about what they are trying to buy.
A brown torch is NOT a gold torch but with the right lights and the right filters plus a little bit of photoshop, I could sell multi-colored rainbow skittles torches for thousands!
So true.... A year ago, 5.56 was less than $.30/rd. Last week a coworker of mine sold some reloaded .223 to another co-worker for $.80/round. People get worked up into a frenzy over whatever the latest hype is and common sense goes right out the window....who is the worst offender? The one attempting to sell something for that much or the DA paying? Those overpriced corals seem to get bought pretty quick. If someone has the money and has there heart set on it the sky is the limit. Be it corals, Ammo, weapons. It’s just the way it is. No point of complaining. It’s bad people are selling those torches for hundreds but it’s even worse that people are lining up to buy them for that. I wish it would stop though I really would like a HG.
Lol nothing special about a torch coral? I was at the west coast coral show this weekend and there were 20 vendors there with every coral under the sun. But you know what booth stole the show? The vendor who had the high end torches. I walked around and looked at everything there and nothing even compared to the torches. Nothing. No filters or anything, they were the most beautiful corals there with your own eyes. I do agree there is color manipulation going on and price gouging forusre around here. Also I have some 50 dollar torches next to some $500 dollar torches and they are not even remotely close to one another.I've seen sooooooo many posts where someone is selling torches for $275 to $400 and up.
They slap a fancy name on it and take a pic with blue light or use a filter to make the coral look slightly different but the problem is....
Is just a torch coral!
Nothing special about it at all.
It breaks my heart to see people on R2R activity trying to rip people off.
Torch coral is not the only coral I see people trying to catch unknowing suckers with but it has to be about the most egregious.
I'm not going to point anyone out or name names but it really is a sorry state of affairs.