eBay sniping

From: Adrian Vickers <avickers_at_solutionengineers.com>
Date: Thu Apr 24 14:39:00 2003

At 19:58 24/04/2003, James Rice wrote:

>Is it worth $342.00? I don't know but, I really don't care if it is or
>not, because I wanted it.

Then it obviously /is/ worth $342. To you. It's not worth $0.01 to me.

The relative values of things to people - especially collector items - is
so variable as to be almost meaningless. I'd have happily paid 100 for a
Sharp MZ-80K two years ago. Now I'll baulk at anything over about 25, and
I'd prefer it free. Why? Because I have two of them now. Their relative
value to me as a purchaser has changed significantly for reasons which are
totally unrelated to their "real" value. Same goes for the MZ-80A & B, of
which I have 2 & 1 examples respectively. I'd still pay 50 or so for a VGC
"B", as the one I have has a slightly dubious keyboard & a nasty scratch in
the screen which I don't think is repairable.

Cheers, Ade.
Be where it's at, B-Racing!
Received on Thu Apr 24 2003 - 14:39:00 BST

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