From: Marvin <>
Date: Tue Dec 15 19:41:22 1998

Uncle Roger wrote:
> It's not so much the item's location as it is the *buyer's* location. I go
> to a fair number of antique shows (no computers yet) looking for Donald
> Duck stuff. I also go to Disneyland a fair bit. I regularly see things
> like buttons, flatware, stuffed animals for sale at shows for twice what
> they are *currently* available for at the park.
> Justification? The buyers aren't at Disneyland. They have the choice of
> paying $20 for an stuffed Donald Duck that is marked $12 on the tag, or
> buying a $50+ plane ticket and a $35+ Disneyland ticket to get the same
> item.

Okay, the buyers location with respect to the items location is probably a
better way of putting it :). And of course, the item is only worth what
someone is willing to pay. For myself, I usually find that getting to a
garage sale, bazaar, etc. early is a waste of time since the sellers usually
expect to get more for the items. I love being close to the last one there
since most of the real junk (to me anyway!) has been sold and makes a clear
line of sight to the good stuff. Sometimes the cost is merely hauling it
off. I can afford that :).

> hundreds of dollars for some old toy. To some, my mother's prize Steinway
> piano is no better than her old Baldwin Acrosonic, and would be just as
> happy with the piano patch on their sound card.

Which model Steinway? And only heathen would even consider comparing a
sound card to a Steinway. But of course, these people would have to be deaf
not to be able to hear the difference :).
Received on Tue Dec 15 1998 - 19:41:22 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Oct 10 2014 - 23:30:49 BST