Well ok guys it isn't about entitlement first of all if the item is used weather is is opened or not that decreases the value ...secondly alot of people sell merchandise of questionable origins meaning not everybody is as honest as you are so possession may be 9/10s of the law and possession of stolen property is a felony as well as receiving it so who is responsible if you buy stolen merchandise if you could find the guy who sold it to you with that in mind that drops the price even lower and every body knows if you buy from the wholesaler or the guy in the corner and not from a store the price should go down even lower ...
I sold high end antiques and collectibles at flea markets antique fares and collectives and had own two stores in the San Francisco bay area for 25 years and the shit I have seen everything from customers trying to pass counterfeit money to dealers offering no more than a insult counter offer of a price ..but people in this day and age think because they looked up what the item is worth and that is what theirs will sell for too ...well I got news for you ...those listings of high value online have probably been sitting there online for a long time waiting for that one buyer who doesn't know the Carney style of the business of buying selling merchandise outside of a store and will pay what ever the seller asks ...remember it is ok to make a reasonable counter offer on the item being sold ....
humbly disagree, a new item is not used if it has never been open or actually used.
case in point.. I bought a brand NEW Apple MacBook for my daughter last year for Christmas, her grandparents got her essentially the same MacBook, only with more memory. I let her keep that one, the one I bought was NEVER opened, the shrink wrap was never broken, the item was never powered up, the macbook was never registered with apple. the item is not used it is brand new, period.
nothing and I mean nothing is immediately worth 1/2 its new price the moment it is sold, yes depreciation occurs if the item is opened and used, not if it is never opened and never used.
and even if it is opened and used, there is a level of usage and age before it hits the 50% mark, even a car takes 36-48 months to depreciate to 50% and vehicles are the fastest depreciating commodity on the market.
the value of the thing is whatever the seller places on it and whatever a buyer is willing to pay.
someone's "thought" about what it is worth is meaningless if they are not the person selling or purchasing the product.
Capitolism gives us the ability to negotiate and counter offer, don't like it move somewhere where the government controls the pricing of everything and takes 60% of your sale for their cut.