One of the reason for this high price is that seller don't have to pay to list on delcampe.!! It's like parking lot.!!( Don't have to pay to park when you enter the garage, you only pay when you come out.!!).
So seller list it expensive and wait for buyer to buy (get out).!!!
If some other seller try to sell it cheap increase the price of it by overbidding it and not paying it.!!! They use all ILLEGAL things to make money.!!!
Following is one of the example of PHILATELIC CHEATING.!!
What a great way to cheat in STAMPS COLLECTION. ?
Cheating in stamp collection is nothing new, but when demand is high (by false glorification), cheaters are taking benefits.!!
Now if you see above screen shot you will see all dealers/resellers trying to bidding on this FDC because some of them are or might be also selling this Cameroun FDC.!!
Here there are actually 3-4 bidders but they are using multiple id in order to increase price.!!! This is common practice in Gandhi Philately by certain dealers and resellers.!! in order to increase stamp collection value.!!
Now you need to decide how to buy , from whom to buy etc when you start collecting Gandhi Philatelic material other wise you will be paying very high price like me.!! So BEWARE !! when you collect stamps.
Eventually seller sold me this FDC for 120 Euros.!!! Yes I bought it at very high price because of this kind of greedy dealers.!!
But currently it will sell under $25.!!! because no one wants this.!! It's a Glorified stamps collection and stamp collection value is artificially inflated by ILLEGAL ways which can be trouble in future.!!
Read following blog post about Cameroun FDC.
Bubble in Cameroun FDC.!!
In today's world there is nothing like stamp collection value or stamp collecting value.!!!
As I mentioned in my previous blog posts about this FDC is not rare and price is dropping and lot of shill bidding to sell this FDC. So avoid it by thinking as a piece of paper.
I can keep my mouth shut about this and I can join with them to increase my value, but I choose other option to publish this and make everyone aware of this so no other Gandhi collectors is cheated.!!!
I hope this kind of blog post about my experience will help you to understand how to protect yourself in Gandhi stamps collection value or any other thematic stamp collection value whether it's Gandhi stamps or First Aerial Mail or King George stamps or King Edward stamps.!!
Same theory or principle is applied by this dealers/collectors.!!