A Mature Discussion on Gold Poke Prices, etc.
Back when GP was a lot easier to get, I would spend 1.5k+ GP on shiny/albino exclusives (and 100-150gp for a 5k regular shiny/albino.) Now, however, the idea of spending that much seems almost ludicrous because it could take me a month or more to get the GP back (in the case of exclusives) since I deal almost exclusively in art and items - I am pretty much only a consumer of shinies/albinos, I don't do hunts. I think prices definitely have to be lowered - I was actively searching for those Pokemon, and I can only imagine how daunting the prices would be to regular consumers who are just checking out your shop/trade threads and don't have stores of GP from being an old user, as Opalide said. 500gp per a 5k shiny exclusive/double for albino was what I'd be willing to pay previous to all the sinks. But now I've seen 225-350gp per shiny and that seems both more reasonable and also more viable to have consistent sales to continue the hunt. The GP sinks have done their jobs and a little bit more, and I think that - honestly - we all have to get used to lower GP prices (possibly even GP prices lower than credit prices). Sorry for any poor wording/confusion. Sometimes my thoughts don't come across well.
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