OT: Value/money making (was Re: SOL feeding frenzy?)

From: Sam Ismail <dastar_at_ncal.verio.com>
Date: Wed Dec 16 02:36:21 1998

On Tue, 15 Dec 1998, Zane H. Healy wrote:

> Dunno, I kind of prefer the terms "Hobbiest" and "Speculator", and have
> started using them occasionally to refer to the two types. My concern is
> what happens when a speculator sits on one of these systems for a year or
> two, not able to get what he thinks he should out of it.

Yes, and in that year the bits in the ROM finally give out and are lost

> In the long run, how viable will the classic computer market be for the
> speculator? These systems take up a LOT of room as most of us from what it
> costs us to store them. I've got a 10,000+ comicbook collection that is
> worth a lot more and takes up a lot less space. This is the kind of thing
> that speculators will look at. This is why Resellers supporting the old
> systems charge the big $$$'s.

As long as people are willing to spend ridiculous amounts of money then it
will continue to be viable. I thought it would start waning by now but
these bidding wars keep getting more ferocious. Now I'm not so sure if
this "market" has a bottom. This could be the new status quo, which would
be unfortunate.

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