I seldom sell yoyos, so far anyways. What I usually do, is try to keep up on various folks that have been looking/searching/asking around about yoyos that just seem to nowhere to be found.
If I recognize that somebody is on a serious Quest to rectify something they regret, I will contact them about selling or trading(if I have what they are looking for, obviously). That way, it is a good feeling to help somebody accomplish their mission.
I remember, many years ago, Playmaxx came out with the Nuclear Ace(serious glow in the dark powder coating on a little yoyo).
They were really nice(at the time). They were selling, but not superfast. So I would buy one and then a few days later, another one. Well, I ended up with 4 of them. And I think they only made a total of about 30 or 40? So, I had like, 10 percent of the Whole run, lol.
I didn’t want to feel like I was Hoarding them, so I literally gave them away for a song. Since I gave them away, over time, I didn’t pay attention to whether I had 3 left or 2 left or one left.
One day I realized that the last one I passed on to a New owner, was the LAST Nuclear Ace I had. That Totally bummed me out. From 4 to nothing, intentionally unintentional.
I looked and asked all over the place, but no luck!
Then one day, I was contacted by another yoer. I had shared my sad little story to a few of the guys. One of them, while checking out yoyos on Ebay, noticed one of the Aces on Ebay. He won the Auction and about 4days later the Nuclear Ace had been shipped to my house. I had gone from 4 to none and had been looking ALL over to just get one.
I called him up and he just said,’ I knew you were seriously looking for one and I sure know that feeling’.
I will Never forget how Happy I was when I opened the little box. I notice a similar feeling when I picture somebody on the ‘other end of the Mail’ opening a box and seeing the yo they have been losing sleep over.
It really doesn’t matter whether getting their Holy Grail yoyo, is the result of a trade, a gift or a sale. Finally snagging the Elusive yoyo is A Special Treat.
Every few months, I get out a few dozen yoyos and just set them on a table. I divide them into 2 groups: 1 have to keep and 2 expendable. Then I start throwing them for a few minutes apiece. And in less than the first 30 seconds, I remember exactly what I really liked about just about every single one of them. So about the time I am done, the yoyos have once again, become all part of the ’ have to keep’ group, hahahaha.
When I do trade, I don’t make ‘fast deals’. I like to make sure that the person is getting a yoyo they really want. I find it more important that the other person is going to be ‘fine’ with the trade. < Because I don’t want them to fall into ‘Regret Mode’.
…All that being said, though, I think how bad somebody might need some money, can dictate how 'less detached they can become to their yoze in a big hurry.