Throughout Jamaa, many Jammers are trading rares for rares, or being scammed, or scamming. Why do they want these rares so badly? What makes them so special?
For one reason, they're fun to have, to most Jammers. You can wear them, and other Jammers usually like them and compliment you, or ask to trade it for one of their items.
Another reason, they're rare. An item that once belonged to the beta days, and are now one of the most "valuable" items in Jamaa. It's just an item. So why does it make us Jammers so happy to have them?
Like I said, they're fun to have and to "show off".
Other items are rare, but not as rare as the super rare betas. But the reason why they're very "rare" to some Jammers is because lots of Jammers love them.
For example, the Rare Spiked Collar. They aren't as rare as, say, a Skully. But LOTS of Jammers love them. They first came out in July of 2011 as a monthly member gift. Which, right now, may seem very rare, because that's only about a year after Animal Jam was first launched. Spiked Collars look really nice, and they're commonly bounced around Jamaa to trade for super rare items.
But what about Headdresses?
They kept coming back, and Jammers are still trading them around Jamaa for rares. These are a very common but rare item going around in Jamaa.
Let's put them together.
Rare Spiked Collars are, well, rare, and "popular".
Headdresses are somewhat rare, but are about as popular as a Rare Spiked Collar.
Why is this?
I have no straightforward answer.
But I can conclude this:
Being rare and being popular are the same thing, figuratively.