Price Check on Aisle 5

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Mon Sep 15 17:12:00 2003

On Mon, 15 Sep 2003, TeoZ wrote:

> How would you get a reliable price range from such a small group of
> collector with such a wide range of systems they collect?

In time your characterization of "a small group of collectors" won't apply
because the idea is to make it THE place for people to trade vintage
computers. Either way, as data points add up over time it'll definitely
show useful trends.

> Apple I's cost a few bucks but there is only a few around only a few people
> willing to spend the cash to buy one (not even taking into account the
> economy being good or bad).

Ok, and so of all the sales that take place, each is a valid data point.
Over the past 5 years there have been about a dozen Apple-1 sales, with
the average price coming out to between $18-20K.

> How will you take into account a system that 5 people might pay $300 but
> dozens are just given away every year just to have their space back?

There's a thing in mathematics called "average", and "mean". Check them

> It works better when a large volume of collectors are involved and items
> change hands alot or at least have a greater liquidity.

You're right. So why haven't you signed up for an account yet?


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