How is it by you guys? I didn't know what topic to put this under, but I "just found" this out.
The last of the independent dealers in my town (San Diego) has gone out of business. There used to be 3, including StarForce, the Star Wars only store.
They just couldn't keep up with the new stuff, and even so, it just wasn't enough. Typically, the stores used to pay $10+ for new figures, Hot Wheels, and anything else that is hot. Star Wars figures like Shmi Skywalker would get marked up to $18.
Now there will be less of that going on in my town.
How is it by you?