I don't think she is saying that all. Stuff you buy from the hobbiest is normally cheaper than what you can buy it from the LFS
. The mark up is not there. I sell frags
a lot cheaper than the LFS
. When I trade stuff in, they mark it up at least 50%.
Does not make the animal any less special, that is just how some people price there items. If you can get retail price than so be it. A healthy, established animal from a hobbiest would be more worthwhile than a new one from the LFS IMO
but sometimes you don't really know that for sure.
Some people want top dollar for everything and some people want a deal on everthing. Those people don't normally buy from each other